Intercept® Anti-Tarnish Tabs - 1 x 1" (100)

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Intercept anti tarnish tabs 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 (non abrasive). They will not harm any metals or gemstones even when in direct contact (including opals, emeralds, amber, or pearls). Simply insert the Anti Tarnish tabs into jewelry boxes, pouches, or zip-lock bags and let them do the work! The anti-tarnish tabs are also anti-static, providing protection from ESD (electro static discharge) which makes them perfect for protecting electronics!

The tabs are made of revolutionary, break-through technology which reacts with and permanently neutralizes the gases that cause unsightly tarnish.

Please note only physical or chemical cleaning can remove tarnish and oxidation that has already started.

The anti-tarnish tabs should provide protection for your valuables for up to 12+ months of continuous use when stored in a sealed container. It is advised that one (1) 1" x 1" tabs should be, under normal conditions, sufficient to provide protection for the inside of a container that measures 30 cubic inches (to calculate cubic inches, multiply length x width x depth). Sold in packages of 100. Packages of 3000 are available (813-1792), see related product below. 

Does NOT emit corrosive gases like charcoal paper tabs or other poly tabs.
INTERCEPT poly tabs tested and approved by German Automotive for up to 10 year shelf life and a 12 month active life.
The tabs are not VCI’s (volatile corrosion inhibitors), they are volatile free which leave NO contamination and are hypo-allergenic.





It has come to our attention that there are tabs coming into the market promising protection, but are not the typical dark brown, rounded cornered INTERCEPT Technology anti tarnish poly tabs. There are real differences between the two tabs. A sampling of the major differences are outlined below:

  1. Effective Temperature range:

    INTERCEPT tested by US Army and others to be effective at -42oF to 160oF (-41 to 71oC) Other tabs (a volatile protection based material) effective at 55oF to 85oF (13 to 29oC)

  2. Life Span and Shelf Life

    INTERCEPT poly tabs tested and approved by German Automotive for up to 10 year shelf life and a 12 month active life

    Other poly tabs have an active life up to 2 months and a shelf life of 4 to 6 months from the time they are manufactured

  3. Chemicals

    INTERCEPT tabs are not VCI’s (volatile corrosion inhibitors), they are volatile free, leave NO

    contamination and are hypo-allergenic

    Other tabs use volatile chemistry that can cause contact dermatitis in people and can leave an organic coating on jewelry, which can cause irritation

  4. Legislation

    INTERCEPT is compliant with ALL current US and European environmental regulations Other tabs were tested, 23 of 23 volatile materials tested in Germany failed TRGS-

    615 for above legal limits of Nitrites, materials known to form nitrosamines

  5. US Military Testing / Independent lab testing

    INTERCEPT outperformed all competitive materials (US Army – TACOM) – INTERCEPT WORKS

  6. Limitations of volatile protective film (per mil spec DLAM 4145.2, Vol. 1/TM 38-230-1/ AFP 71-15)

    INTERCEPT is not a volatile so none of the limitations apply

    Other poly tabs (VCI’s) are volatile protective systems so the limitations do apply:
    * VCI materials will not protect all metals from corrosion; in fact, they appear to increase the rate of corrosion in certain metals.
    * VCI materials are affected by heat and light – they decompose if exposed to direct sunlight
    * They lose their effectiveness as temperatures increase
    * All cases direct contact of VCI with non-ferrous metals (non-iron or steel) should be avoided

  7. Humidity

    INTERCEPT works on reacting away corrosive gases, so impact of humidity is negligible

    Other tabs work on coating all metal surfaces with a thin chemical layer to try to keep humidity away

    – humidity will shorten their expected life

  8. Silver / Gold / Jewelry Metals / Precious metals

    INTERCEPT protects all metals (ferrous and non-ferrous)

    INTERCEPT was designed by Bell Labs specifically to protect silver, copper, gold, etc. Other tabs were designed to protect iron and steel (which INTERCEPT does better at)

  9. (9) Odors

INTERCEPT being volatile, chemical and VOC free are also odor free Other tabs have a distinctive smell and feel

INTERCEPT is simply better protection – better for your product(s), workers, consumers and environment.
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