Shipping & Storage Protection is a Rap!

Integra Packaging has announced an agreement with Australian company Under-Raps™ to distribute a revolutionary protective wrapping technology with broad-range application.

Corrosion Intercept® and Static Intercept® – Protective Films

“Imagine wrapping and transporting an aircraft, a yacht, a truck, a train, mining equipment – or even a box of cut flowers for export!”

– Roger Till, MD of Integra Packaging

Corrosion Intercept® and Static Intercept® are innovative wrapping patented technologies which contain anti-corrosive, anti-static properties which will serve an enormous range of transport and storage applications for our customers, particularly in the current resource boom environment.

Protective Technology

Corrosion Intercept® – and other variants of this – is particularly effective for transport and storage us. Its protective technology comprises of important properties needed by domestic and export customers.

This innovative protective technology is made with heat-shrink plastic film or patented copper polymer material which can wrap to almost any size. It’s anti-corrosive, anti-mould/mildew, resistant to UV radiation for at least 12 months, and – if these aren’t enough – it’s suitable for recycling and incineration.

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Stay under cover!

In many mine sites in north-west WA, you’re likely to see ghostly white objects being transported or sitting in storage yards. Most of these are heavy-duty mining machinery covered in white plastic film which are better protected than they would be under traditional tarpaulin covering. Large sheets of heat-shrink plastic are easy to apply and provide a simple, yet robust, packaging solution for items of all sizes.

Roger Till says, “We can cover items ranging from specialised technical and medical instruments, through to large vibrating screens for ore processing and large mobile drilling rigs. We can cover virtually anything.

Hi-tech solution

Integra Packaging uses Intercept® Corrosion Control plastic films – a technology that uses micro copper particles bound in a copper-polymer. It is developed by the formerly-known Bell Laboratories in the U.S. for the storage and transport of electronic equipment.

The patented copper-polymer materials that these films use provide safe and effective corrosion control for all metals when sealed inside a layer of the film. The copper acts similarly to a sacrificial anode that reacts with the corrosive compounds in the air, ultimately preventing corrosion on the surface of the metal object. Additionally, the copper works to prevent the growth of mould or mildew.

Integra Packaging supplies both the specialised anti-corrosion plastic films and the more common heat-shrink films, which use virgin resins for the best quality.

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Supply chain protection

The current resources boom is driving business in a number of ways. Due to many mining sites now using the open-rack storage (literally in the open air) method, items are left to susceptible to damage by environmental elements.

Using such wrapping technologies to protect items from UV radiation damage and corrosion, prolongs storage periods. Large operators are adapting to this method on their mine and refinery sites because of its durability. Even transport operators are using this product for more effective cover during transport, and many mining, oil and gas industry service companies are now being asked to use these products for deliveries.

All in all, this is about protecting the investment in valuable equipment and prolonging shelf-life throughout the transport, handling and storage points in the supply chain.

Environmental Award

The Intercept® range of films has been recognised in environmentally sensitive products and was awarded the prestigious 2005-06 German Environmental Prize for New Environmentally Safe Methods for Corrosion Protection.

They are made from low density polyethylene (LDPE), which can be recycled or safely incinerated. They’re non-toxic and recyclable.

A Commitment to Export

Integra Packaging is committed to Export Innovation in supply chain protection and 85% of the products we produce or supply are for export customers.