Archival Boxes are the first line of defense against an acidic and polluted environment. Do you feel that there’s not enough time to organize everything in a detailed way? Use these boxes as your first rescue for the records you value most. Then, after organizing, use them for long term storage. Boxes have metal stays unless otherwise noted. All of our boxes are acid free, lignin free, and buffered. Choose from gray/white, beige, and black in various sizes. Styles of boxes include the ever-popular 'shoe' style handy boxes with short lids, one-piece book or document case boxes called 'clamshell', and secure 'full lid' two-piece boxes that we prefer for time capsule use because they're so protective.
What is the material made of?
Gray-White Board - This is the material for the United States National Archives and Records Administration according to their specifications. The board is sulfur free with a minimum pH of 8.5 and 3% calcium carbonate buffer throughout the sheet. Both the gray outer liner and the white inner liner are lignin free and conform to the ISO 14523 Standard. TAPPI accelerated aging tests show that this board will prevent acid migration for at least two centuries. The sheets are 60 point caliper with a gray exterior and a white interior. Archives Board has a basis weight of 200 lbs. per thousand square feet and a Mullen bursting strength of 240 lbs. per square inch.
Beige Board - This is a fully bleached fiberboard with is lignin and sulfur free and conforms to ISO Standard 14523. The material has a minimum pH of 8.5 and a 3% calcium carbonate buffer. The sheets caliper 60 points and have a basis weight of 225 lbs. per thousand square feet with a Mullen bursting strength of 275 lbs. per square inch. Board color is beige throughout.