Unit 14 Bell Industrial Estate
50 Cunnington Street
W4 5HB
Collections Management Systems,Conservation & Restoration Services,Retail


ICM UK (Integrated Contamination Management UK) offers a unique, humidity regulated warm air treatment service for eradicating heritage eating insect pests. The ICM process is chemical and toxin free and 100% effective in killing all stages of insect life in all kinds of materials. The ICM method has been certified a CO² neutral technology by CO2Logic and Vinçotte.

The warm air technique safely warms objects in a sealed chamber to the insect’s ‘kill’ temperature, which is held for a defined period before being cooled back down. The relative humidity is controlled throughout, ensuring a gentle treatment by preventing any exchange, loss or gain of moisture in the objects. The process is completed within 24 hours.

The process can be used in the fight against all heritage eating insects including the common Furniture beetle (Anobium punctatum), clothes moths (Tineola bisselliella, Tinea pellionella), varied carpet beetle (Anthrenus verbasci) and silverfish (Lepisma saccharina).

We have worked with many world-renowned museums, galleries, artists, auction houses, shippers and heritage collections across Europe.

ICM also offer:

  • ISPM 15 certified treatments for wood packaging material including new and refurbished fine art crates, travel frames and pallets
  • Site visits
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) services
  • Training courses in IPM and how to care for your collections
  • We also have a range of insect pest traps available to support implemented IPM measures

Through our parent company IPARC, we offer a sustainable approach to biocide decontamination in collections using the same ICM warm air process.

IPARC is a leading multi-disciplinary conservation studio based in Brussels. ICM now has service centers in London, Glasgow, Brussels and Berlin.