Our 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 1″ x 1″ 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™ 1″ x 1″ strip 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).

*Do NOT out-gas like charcoal paper tabs or emit any gases or coatings like other poly tabs*


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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 LifeINTERCEPT 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. ChemicalsINTERCEPT tabs are not VCI’s (volatile corrosion inhibitors), they are volatile free, leave NOcontamination and are hypo-allergenicOther tabs use volatile chemistry that can cause contact dermatitis in people and can leave an organic coating on jewelry, which can cause irritation
  4. LegislationINTERCEPT 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 testingINTERCEPT 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. HumidityINTERCEPT works on reacting away corrosive gases, so impact of humidity is negligibleOther 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 metalsINTERCEPT 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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