EVALUATION OF INTERCEPT BARRIER MATERIAL FOR MILITARY PACKAGING:
Presented by: Fred Schumann, TACOM-ARDEC Logistics R&D Activity For Samir Sarkar, TACOM-ARDEC, Packaging & Engineering, Support Division, Picatinny Arsenal N.J. 07806-5000. TACOM also certified Intercept Technology as a cost-effective replacement for MIL-B-131J foil. Their presentation summary stated “One mil thick INTERCEPT can protect multi-metal components for ten year period against corrosion; less inspection/labor/disposal. Total cost of a packaging with INTERCEPT can be lowered in specific applications without compromising performance. Net saving being realized by eliminating additional wrap, associated labour and material cost.”
A more recent Army presentation to the TACOM Corrosion Summit 2003 showed Static Intercept Foil (aka Intercept Poly) significantly outperformed MIL-B-131J foil. Further, TACOM certified that Intercept Technology was compatible with the explosives tested including TNT, HDX, and RDX.