arca is an uncompromisingly sustainable transport solution,
developed by one of the world's leading companies in art transport:
Made to protect binds the product philosophy of protecting the inner valuables and keeping the environmental impact as low as possible.
arca was created in a design thinking process together with professionals such as conservators, registrars, art packers and carpenters.
You expect flexibility in handling, ease of transport and a consistently sustainable design? arca is exactly made for this.
You require a crate that is of high quality, available quickly and with ease of use?
Ask for arca.
You want nothing less than a sustainable art transport, proven safety and maximum service comfort? That's arca.
Sustainable Product Design
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For many years, the hasenkamp group has been constantly improving and becoming more sustainable in three key areas:
In this context, arca plays a decisive role as a highly innovative transport crate made of regional sourced wood from the so-called climate tree Paulownia/Kiri.
As the fastest-growing deciduous tree, Kiri wood combines the properties of being able to store a lot of CO2 quickly and to grow like fruit on plantations, getting harvested and sprout again and again.
Wood is not only a carbon accumultor. Wood is also renewable and it makes arca a climate-positive product (-131kg/CO2e per arca), that forms ideal properties in terms of intrinsic climate and vibration absorption to protect artworks.
However, a purely wooden crate does not provide the safety features artworks require. The selection of high-quality and durable materials allows for long-lasting use over many years. In addition, recycled hemp fibre materials are used for insulation. Carbon neutral rubber from discarded truck tyres protects the corners.
Where plastics cannot be avoided, arca is equipped with 100 % recyclable or reusable materials. No additional material is needed in the packaging.
This is how consistent product design works. Learn more about the hasenkamp group's sustainable actions.
20 degrees Celcius, 50 percent humidity - the basic values for museum environments and the ideal climate for many objects.
arca is well insulated and preserves the climate inside the crate for a long time, so that the artworks are safely protected from temperature fluctuations.
The arca system is more than the crate itself, it consists of storage, transport and the art case. This makes acclimatisation times and the advance delivery of unconditioned crates a thing of the past.
Our climate-controlled vehicles and warehouses ensure ideal delivery conditions. A smart sensor system reports the interior climate of the crate to an app via Bluetooth. This means that the current status of temperature and humidity can be monitored at all times and supports your decision making.
arca is firm and stable on the outside - flexible and safe on the inside. Thanks to a flexible frame that adapts to paintings and pictures of different sizes and protects them ideally.
But arca also adapts to your needs, with well suited rental periods: Either short- or long-
term - storage time waste is avoided.
No question that great works of art deserve the maximum possible protection. With arca – Made to Protect, we have focused on sustainability factors as much as possible without compromising on safety. The arca crates are IPPC and Oddy certified. The components used are of the best grade - and are individually selected and tested by our carpenters.
arca is equipped with the proven shock-absorbing and flexible, adjustable mounting system, which fixes framed objects variably, quickly and above all securely - with the added ecological value that no additional packaging material is required.
Maximum protection of the inner valuables is provided by a double silicone seal that reliably shields the interior from external influences. A local wall reinforcement made from recycled PET bottles provides robust impact protection against forklifts.
In addition to a high level of sustainability, the protection of values is the core of all.
Kiri, the fastest growing tree in the world, combines a variety of positive properties:
Astonishing facts: The Kiri wood used for one arca crate grows back within 26 seconds. One tree can bind up to 35 kilograms of the greenhouse gas CO2 from the atmosphere per year.
With outer dimensions of H 140 cm x W 136 cm x D 33 cm arca's fixing frame made from ash wood is adjustable for picture sizes from:
Despite its comprehensive capabilities, the arca ultimately weighs only 55 kg. This makes it lightweight, easier to handle and saves CO2.
The fully Oddy and IPPC certified components provide a safe environment to protect the inner values.
Additional scientifically guided research regarding shock absorbtion and climate stability testify to a sophisticated quality of the arca crate.