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Integrated Contamination Management UK Ltd

ICM®UK Ltd (Integrated Contamination Management UK Ltd, www.icm.works) uses a humidity regulated warm air treatment for insect infested heritage objects and art works. We are also researching the decontamination of biocide contaminated objects and collections.

ICM UK Ltd is now part of leading conservation and restoration company; IPARC (International Platform for Art Research and Conservation). ICM’s advisory board features internationally renowned experts in biocide decontamination, integrated pest management (IPM) and fine art conservation.

The warm air treatment used by ICM® is a 100% effective and an eco-friendly method for treating a wide variety of materials which have been attacked by insect pests. It is perfectly suitable for objects in paper, fabric, carpets, leather, fur, ethnographic pieces and furniture, musical instruments, polychromatic sculptures and paintings.

Our warm air treatment will kill insects at any stage of their life cycle. Throughout the treatment, the humidity is controlled – so there are no risks of harm to the objects. Because there are no chemicals or noxious gases involved in the treatment, there is also no risk to your health or the environment.

The treatment can be used in the fight against heritage eating insects such as clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella, Tinea pellionella), varied carpet beetles (Anthrenus verbasci), silverfish (Lepisma saccharina), the grey silverfish or so called ‘paperfish’ (Ctenolepisma longicaudata) and the common woodworm (Anobium punctatum) to name a few.

Our services can be offered at our sites in London and Glasgow (in collaboration with Constantine Scotland Ltd) or rental chambers for large scale projects. Chamber leases are also offered for owners of large collections. Site visits and reporting are available to advise clients in IPM. We also offer workshops and seminars to enable clients to set up their own IPM programme.

ICM and IPARC take part in international conferences regularly.