If you were to research “Intercept barrier packaging products”, you would find many different options. Some Intercept Technology™ packaging appears black in color, some copper-colored, some white, and some silver. So what is it with the different colors and what would be best for you? Let me explain.
The black is actually a very dark brown. Under a good light, the copper hues reveal themselves. This is Static Intercept, one of the base materials to the Intercept Technology line. Static Intercept is the “work horse” in the industrial markets, used for the protection of electronics, automotive parts, aerospace components, medical equipment, all finished units and parts being shipped and stored across the globe. All metals, all sensitive components that are susceptible to corrosion damage as well as electrostatic discharge damage, and mold and mildew growth are safe in Static Intercept. Static Intercept is flexible, versatile, clean, volatile free, robust, and long lasting. It is available in bags, rolls, shrouds, totes, trays, and sheets. There are three gauges of thickness available in the polyethylene versions.
The other base material in the Intercept Technology line is Corrosion Intercept. Corrosion Intercept is a beautiful copper-colored packaging material. You will see it used for the protection of consumer products, coins, silver, museum and archival goods, and some light industrial applications. Corrosion Intercept is corrosion protection, most often used for non-ferrous metals, guitar strings, fabrics, archival papers, and as a mold and mildew inhibitor. Corrosion Intercept is available in rolls, bags, sheets, and stretch film.
The white Intercept film, typically shown as a shrink film, is aptly named Intercept Shrink Film. Intercept Shrink Film (ISF) is Static Intercept co-extruded to a heavy duty, ultra-violet ray protective, white outer polyethylene film. When working with ISF, the Static Intercept side is always placed on the inside, closest to the product being protected. Because ISF is available in thicker gauges and large width rolls, it is typically used to protect large items, such as in the oil, mining, and gas industry, as well as for aerospace and military hardware. ISF can be fabricated into large bags and does not need to be shrunk to be effective. But, if the application calls for outdoor storage, shrinking is highly recommended.
RIBS MVTR and RIBS Ultra (Reactive Intercept Barrier Systems) has Intercept laminated as the inside layer to a multi-layered structured metalized flexible film. RIBS is designed for the most sensitive products such as electronics. Available in bags, sheets, and rolls, RIBS meets the requirements outlined in the U.S. military specifications. An interesting function of RIBS is that if there are concerns with potential odors, RIBS will absorb them.
Except for RIBS, which has multiple materials in its structure, all Intercept packaging materials are reusable and recyclable. All Intercept products are clean and safe for your product and the handlers. All are long lasting and robust. Both Static Intercept and Corrosion Intercept can be laminated or coated onto other substrates such as fabrics or papers. To discover which Intercept material would fit best for your situation, please contact us for a recommendation.
Intercept Technology Packaging products fit within a sustainability strategy because they are reusable, recyclable, do not contain or use volatile components (No VOCs, Not a VCI) and leave a smaller carbon footprint than most traditional protective packaging products.