The products from this range fully comply with the
strict quality requirements of
the ICN (Instituut Collectie Nederland,
which merged with the Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed of the Ministry of
Education in 2011). This goes further than simply creating an acid-free
product. The ICN quality requirements with regard to the proper preservation of
archive documents also refer to the acidity, quality and physical properties.
The manufacturer supplying municipalities with acid-free box files that comply
with these strict requirements has the box files tested by an appropriate
research institute, which draws up a report. If this report shows that the
production process meets all the requirements, the manufacturer receives a
certificate. This process is repeated every two years. Our acid-free products
go through this process every 2 years and are certified according to the
requirements. Do you want to be sure you are using box files which comply with
all the requirements? Ask your supplier for the certificate.
The Public Records Act mandates that public bodies store their files in a good, organised and accessible manner. To guarantee the quality of documents, archiving them in acid-free box files for medium to long-term storage is advisable, and even mandatory for permanent archiving. In addition, these products comply with the durability guidelines drawn up by the government for sustainable procurement. Since 1-1-2010, public bodies are required to comply with these guidelines.