Conservator Ralph Wiegandt’s introduction to Heritage Packaging came through daguerreotype research and preservation. Heritage Packaging engineered a barrier envelope with an air-tight zipper seal as a secondary enclosure for a significant daguerreotype collection. The value of Heritage Packaging’s products and facilities were obvious to Ralph, and Heritage Packaging responded by vesting itself in researching and developing promising solutions for art conservation and cultural property preservation through its new product line, ArtipaxTM.
Conservators know the challenges of sustainability and the ever-mounting costs of achieving environmental modification for large spaces, and that globally, conventional bricks and mortar—HVAC solutions will be increasingly financially un-achievable and environmentally unsustainable in the future.
As a result of the combined efforts of Ralph Wiegandt and Heritage Packaging working together on product development and potential market assessment, we have identified numerous applications that have significant potential to be developed and meet specific needs within the scope of art and historic works preservation.