Box boards offered by Conservation Resources lead the world in conservation technology. We were the first to put an alkaline reserve throughout our grey/white boxboards. Shortly thereafter, we introduced the first lignin-free papers and boards, known industry-wide as Lig-free boards. In the 1980s, our Lig-free Type II boards were so revolutionary that we patented them. This board offered photographic conservators the ideal combination of a neutral pH environment for their collections, while incorporating the necessary alkaline buffers to protect them from acids. Most recently we developed a conservation paper we call MicroChamber paper, which is so technologically advanced that it literally contributes to the preservation of the archival material it houses. To date the goal of archival quality storage materials has been simply to avoid harming their contents; MicroChamber papers and boards do this, but in addition they provide extremely desirable but previously unattainable preventative conservation by removing and neutralizing harmful chemicals, both external, as airborne pollutants, and internal, as by-products of deterioration. The MicroChamber boards listed here are comprised of a combination of buffered Lig-free board for strength, thickness, and support, coupled with broad spectrum MicroChamber technology. This paper contains alkaline buffers and our modified proprietary hydrophobic, acid-resistant SPZ zeolite which we developed and engineered after extensive research to perform the specific functions necessary to protect your collections. Our SPZ zeolite removes acids, aldehydes, ammonia, pollutants such as SO2, NOx, and H2S. It also remove oxidative gases, even in very low concentrations (see doorway and bus photos subjected to ANSI standard IT 9.15-1992 oxidative gas tests in MicroChamber section under the Technical Info tab on this site). This zeolite was engineered to remove all of the known deteriorating molecules that threaten our collections, even those with very low polarization levels. In the MicroChamber/Silversafe .065 solid fiber boards, the layer of tan MicroChamber paper is covered with a thin, approximately .003 in. thick layer of neutral pH, non-buffered white cotton Silversafe paper. This comprises the interior of the container. We feel that each of the four types of board offers benefits to particular collections. Prices listed are per sheet, and the largest sheets of board will have to ship by motor freight. Small sizes are available for shipping purposes, and generally won’t require freight shipping.
*All of our papers, boards, and boxes pass PAT.