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Create the ideal environment to keep crucial records safe

From historic maps and ancient records to important photos and legal documents – you know just how vital it is to carefully control humidity levels and air quality in your archives to keep the fragile materials within perfectly preserved.

Professional dehumidifiers that stop moisture damage to paper-based collections. Sustainable ventilation that keeps buildings flush with fresh air. With decades of experience designing, manufacturing and supplying effective archive climate control, we have the solutions you need to protect your materials.

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Humidity control and drying for archives and preservation

High humidity is one of the leading causes of damage to sensitive archival materials. Safeguard the condition of your inventory for generations to come with our professional range of condensation and adsorption dehumidifiers, all supplied to your exact needs.

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Ventilation for archives and preservation

Good air quality is essential to the health of your archivists, as well as the condition of your collections. Empower your teams to work their best and eradicate harmful pockets of stale, moist air with sustainable ventilation, engineered and supplied by the experts.

The European leader in archive and preservation climate control

Due to their hygroscopic qualities, videotapes, photos, and paper-based materials easily absorb and release moisture from the atmosphere. To protect these documents, indoor air must be kept clean and at a consistent humidity, even as employees come and go, temperatures shift, and weather changes.

To handle this delicate but crucial task, Dantherm Group has been the go-to provider of specialist climate control systems for archives and preservation for decades. Built with efficiency, reliability, ease of use and sustainability at their core, our market-leading equipment safeguards crucial documents all over the world.

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We believe in climate control built to your specifications

Every solution we deliver starts with a bespoke consultation. Our highly trained experts work to understand your unique requirements so you receive exactly what you need.

Manufactured in-house by our specialist engineers, we tailor solutions that meet your expectations, and instantly connect you with the right supplier.

Archives and preservation climate control FAQs

Why is climate control important for archives and preservation?

Sensitive archival materials can quickly break down and deteriorate when exposed to poor air quality, excess humidity, as well as high temperatures and uncontrolled light levels.

Environmental monitoring solutions and professional archive climate control technology safeguard these important documents by maintaining ideal conditions all year round, even as employees come and go, temperatures change, and outside conditions fluctuate.

What are some common types of archive and preservation climate control solutions?

Humidity and air quality impact the health of employees, as well as the integrity of an archive’s inventory. To create the perfect indoor climate, condense and adsorption dehumidifiers remove excess water vapour directly, while ventilation units renew air, preventing pockets of moisture from forming inside and causing damage.

How does humidity affect archives and preservation materials?

High relative humidity is a common threat to archival materials, causing these fragile hygroscopic items to break down and deteriorate. At the other end of the scale, a lack of moisture in the air can also cause issues, allowing photos, paper and documents to dry out and become brittle.

But it is when relative humidity is allowed to fluctuate freely that these moisture problems are at their worst, as these sensitive objects will constantly absorb and release moisture, eroding their condition further.

What are the ideal conditions for archive and preservation facilities?

There are numerous types of items an archive or preservation facility may store, each of which are best preserved in their own climates. For example, most books and manuscripts should be stored between a relative humidity of 45% and 55%, while videotapes are best kept between 30% and 50% RH, and photographs between 20% and 30% RH.

How can climate control solutions benefit archives and preservation?

Closely monitoring and controlling key elements of the indoor climate helps facilities uphold the condition of their items long into the future in the most energy-efficient, cost-effective way possible.

This technology can also be employed to improve working conditions, empowering teams to perform to the best of their abilities too.

How can I determine the right climate control solution for my archive or preservation collection?

The ideal archive climate control solution for your preservation efforts will depend on the type of items you are storing, the size of your building, as well as the number of employees you accommodate, among other factors.

By taking a consultative approach, we can specify our state-of-the-art equipment to meet your exact specifications. Get in touch with our team to discuss your needs, and we will put you in contact with your nearest local supplier.

Can I buy your archive and preservation climate control solutions online?

We don’t make our products available to purchase online to ensure that every solution we design, manufacture and supply fits your exact requirements. By taking a consultative approach with a highly-trained expert, we make sure that you are only recommended equipment that meets your needs – and fulfils these in the most efficient, cost-effective way possible.

Across all of our products, VAT-registered companies can get a quote very quickly by pressing 'I want to buy' and inserting your enquiry and contact details.

How soon can you supply your archive and preservation climate control solutions?

This varies on a case-by-case basis. For some standard products, accessories and consumables, we can provide day-to-day delivery. For larger orders or more bespoke archive and preservation climate control equipment, there may be a longer lead time.

By reaching out to our experts we can put you in touch with your nearest local supplier so you can receive the products you require in the most timely manner possible.

Do you sell archive and preservation climate control to private consumers?

No. Dantherm Group’s archive and preservation climate control systems are sold only to industry professionals directly from our offices, or via our extensive network of distributors.

What support do you offer for your archive and preservation climate control equipment?

With offices, servicing partners and spare parts suppliers distributed across Europe, we can rapidly respond to any request or issue involving your products. You can learn more about our servicing and spare parts services on our website.

Our professionals are also happy to advise on the most effective way to set up and operate your equipment, so you always get the maximum performance and value from your products.

Why choose Dantherm Group for professional climate solutions?

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Bespoke solutions built around your needs.

We are more than suppliers. Our experts tailor our climate control solutions around your requirements so you always get the ideal outcome – and put you in touch with the right supplier for timely delivery.

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Designed and engineered in Europe.

Quality without compromise. We design and engineer all of our climate control technology at our competence centres across Europe to guarantee units of unrivalled usability, reliability and efficiency.

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European-wide reach for ultimate support.

Support when you need it, wherever you need it. Our European-wide network of offices, servicing partners and spare parts dealers ensure that anything you require gets there fast.

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