INTERCEPT Technology™ provided the Statue of Liberty with a new Patina

During the restoration of the Statue of Liberty new copper sheeting was applied and damaged sheets repaired. Using the same Copper particles, later utilized to create the INTERCEPT Technology™, a rapid patina was able to be developed that was used to apply a protective patina layer on the new and damaged copper sheets, in a record time.

The principle was then applied to modifying a polymer to make it a reactive barrier, providing an easy as well as effective solution that suits almost every application in order to protect packaged good against destructive corrosion.

Therefore it is indifferent whether the goods are transported by sea or by air or are stored on land. Corrosion INTERCEPT® is made of These particles essentially react with elements that create and promote corrosion, which are present in the atmosphere. Salts, sulphur compounds, ozone, nitrous oxides and others so called “corrosive gases” or atmospheric pollutants are found in every environment worldwide in various concentrations. It is known, for instance, that in highly polluted regions of Asia there is much higher damage caused by corrosion as compared to the European or North American regions. This is basically due to the higher concentration of harmful elements in their atmosphere.high-surface area Copper particles that are permanently bonded into a polymer compound.

Corrosion INTERCEPT® permanently reacts with and neutralizes these corrosive gases creating a cleaned atmosphere, a micro-environment, which protects materials inside it against corrosion and degradation caused by these corrosive, reactive gases. The atmospheric moisture or humidity that migrates through the packaging will also have these corrosive gases neutralized so that it cannot add or promote corrosion.

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