Hasenkamp Group, one of the world’s leading companies in the transportation of fine art, recently announced the launch of arca – Made to Protect, a no-compromise, sustainable art case.
Developed with a product philosophy of protecting precious paintings and minimizing environmental impact, Arca offers museums, galleries, collectors and artists an integrated, sustainable, smart and safe transportation solution. It offers.
Hasenkamp Group CEO Thomas Schneider said: For us, Arca is an important step towards an eco-friendly and reusable transportation solution in the art market. “
A design thinking process by experts such as conservators, registrars, art packers and carpenters fueled arca. The result is a crate that ideally meets the requirements of the market. These expectations align with what Hasenkamp Group has done for many years in three key areas of sustainable art logistics: sustainable and reusable packaging, energy-saving storage, and emission- and resource-efficient transportation. I am doing it.
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Arca plays a decisive role in Hasenkamp’s sustainability efforts as a reusable art case made from locally sourced materials such as paulownia wood, a so-called climate tree.
The paulownia tree has the property of storing up to 35 kilograms of carbon dioxide per year and growing again after being harvested like a fruit on a plantation. Wood doesn’t just store carbon. The wood is renewable, making Arca a climate positive product (-131kg/CO2e per Arca) and forming ideal properties in terms of inherent climate and vibration absorption to protect the artwork.
Less transportation: Smart data reduces acclimation time in museums
Arca is a good insulator and maintains the climate inside the crate for a long time, so your work is safe from temperature changes. The 140 x 136 x 33 cm Arca Art Case is easy to handle and covers a wide range of image sizes.
The Arca system consists of storage, transport and art cases rather than the crate itself. This makes acclimation times and pre-delivery of unconditioned crates a thing of the past. A smart sensor system reports the climate inside the crate to the app via Bluetooth. This means you can always monitor the current state of temperature and humidity to support your decision making.
Made from recycled and reusable parts
By choosing high quality and durable materials, it will last for years. Where plastic cannot be avoided, arca features 100% recyclable or reusable materials. Carbon-neutral rubber from discarded truck tires protects the corners, and recycled hemp fiber material is used for insulation. Additionally, Art Case He is IPPC and Oddy certified.
For maximum protection of the valuables inside, a double silicone seal is provided that reliably protects the interior from external influences. Localized wall reinforcement made from recycled PET bottles provides robust impact protection against forklifts.
There is no doubt that great works of art deserve the utmost protection. With arca – Made to Protect, the hasenkamp group of companies has focused on sustainability factors wherever possible without compromising on safety.