First applications of Ecogen's Controlled Atmosphere in the sector of cultural property date back to 1997.
The excellent results were further confirmend by other studies carried out by the Istituto per la ricerca sul legno (CNR Firenze) - Institute for wood research - in cooperation with the Istituto Centrale per la patologia del Libro - Central Institute for Book Pathology - (Ministry of Cultural Heritage). These studies have certified and highlighted the absolute effectiveness of this technology for the decontamination of goods with a very high historic and artistic value as well as the complete absence of contraindications on any type of object.
Since then, the Ecogen system with controlled atmosphere has been used as a new method of restoration/decontamination for some of the most important projects in recent years. In particular, the Ecogen system has been applied to the decontamination of the Cimabue Crucifix (about 1270 AD) stricken by an attack of Coleopterans Anobidi, commonly known as "woodworms". Ecogen's technology have also been applied for the decontamination of Illuminated Manuscripts belonging to the VII and IX century, parchments as well as textiles with a high historic and artistic value.
Ecogen is used daily at several national and internation museums.
Thanks to recent developments this method could find application also in the sector of preservation, climatic control and museum technique.