These amazing anti tarnish strips are the perfectly safe and economical way to protect silver, gold, and other metals used in jewelry and electronics, from tarnish and corrosion during shipping and storage, without scratching. They will not harm any metals or gemstones even when in direct contact (including opals, emeralds, amber, or pearls). Simply insert the Anti Tarnish Strips into jewelry boxes, pouches, or zip-lock bags and let them do the work! Static Intercept® anti tarnish strips are also anti-static, providing protection from ESD (electro static discharge) which makes them perfect for protecting electronics!
Static Intercept® anti tarnish strips from Intercept are 2" x 7" pieces of a revolutionary, break-through technology invented and patented by AT&T/ Lucent Technologies for anti-corrosion/anti-tarnish applications. Intercept reacts with and permanently neutralizes the gases that cause unsightly tarnish. Store your jewelry, silver and other precious metals and keepsake items (metal and non-metallic) in a dry container. Ensure that the items to be stored are clean and place them together with a Static Intercept® strip.
Please note only physical or chemical cleaning can remove tarnish and oxidation that has already started. Intercept anti tarnish strips should provide protection for your valuables for up to 12+ months of continuous use depending on how well sealed the container is. It is advised that one (1) Intercept Technology™ 2" x 7" strip should be, under normal conditions, sufficient to provide protection for the inside of a container that measures 424 cubic inches (to calculate cubic inches, multiply length x width x depth).
*Do NOT out-gas like charcoal paper tabs or emit any gases or coatings like other poly tabs*
How they work and why they're better:
How It Works:
Developed by Lucent Bell Labs to solve problems they were experiencing with tarnish and corrosion, the Intercept Technology™ is a revolutionary product reacting solid-state reactive materials into a polymer matrix. These materials react with and neutralize all corrosive gases that contact the film. It provides 10 years of protection against corrosive gases per mil of Intercept material. Intercept™ protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals as well as preventing galvanic corrosion.
Metals corrode (tarnish) by reaction with common gases in the atmosphere. These corrosive gases react with both ferrous (iron-based) and non-ferrous metals. However, these gases are the primary cause for tarnish and corrosion of non-ferrous metal (such as silver, gold, tin, copper, brass, etc).
Why It's Better:
Intercept™ provides the best protection against tarnish and corrosion causing gasses:
Reacts with and permanently neutralizes corrosive gases
Can Provide corrosion protection for up to 10 years per mil of Intercept™ material
Clean and non-abrasive, will not scratch items it protects (unlike charcoal-based products)
Leaves no detectable deposit on any product it protects (unlike VCI's)
Will not harm gemstones like pearls, opals, emeralds, amber, onyx, etc.
Cleanses trapped air of corrosive gases
Temperature and humidity independent
Provides cost savings by eliminating secondary packaging and cleaning operations often required with VCI protection, charcoal protection, or no protection
Acts as a passive bactericide and mildewcide
Effective against galvanic coupling (corrosion between joined dissimilar metals)
Eliminates the need for storage in inert atmospheres Environmentally friendly with substantially reduced landfill time (breaking down into Polymer dust)
Fully recyclable (meeting tough German recycling laws)
Intercept Technology™ provides effective tarnish & corrosion prevention for the following materials:
Ferrous Metals (Iron and Steel)