ProVent™: Designed for Professional Vaults

Proper ventilation is paramount for the maximum lifespan of your film collection. That’s why more and more of the biggest names in film are moving from traditional film cans and platform designs to ProVent – the film can of the future.

ProVent’s innovative design uses active ventilation to reduce acetic acid levels and bring new life to your valuable film collection. It’s the only film can in the world that conforms to National Film and Sound Archive Australia’s ventilated film can research

  • Ventilation slots serve as parallel entry and exit points to facilitate air exchange

  • Raised ribs on the floor of the container actively direct airflow evenly, under and around the film, while also providing solid support to avoid edge distortion

  • Raised cover allows air space above the film

  • Chemically inert polypropylene restricts off-gassing

  • Independently tested and passed PAT – Photographic Activity Test

Innovative Design

  • Active Ventilation 

      With standard vented cans acetic acid can pool in the bottom because the acid is heavier than air and there is no airflow under the film. ProVent’s actively ventilated design significantly improves airflow under the film – greatly reducing acetic acid levels and extending the lifespan of the film. 

  • Solid Support

       ProVent cans are built with raised ribs to provide solid and even support throughout the film roll, thereby preventing film sagging and edge distortion that can come from platform designs.

  • 360-Degree Stacking

       Unlike platform designs, which must be stacked in one position, the ProVent’s         360-degree stacking feature makes both stacking and unstacking a much less labor-intensive process. 

  • Maximize Shelf Space

       Unlike platform designs, which can reduce your usable shelf space, ProVent containers are sized to industry standards for maximum efficiency, and can stack right alongside standard metal cans if needed. 

  • Smooth Finish for Easy Labeling

       Unlike platform designs, which greatly limit labeling options, the finish on the         ProVent can is smooth and suitable for long-term label adhesion, with a 4 in. or greater diameter in the center of the lid and 360 degrees of unobstructed space on the rim.

Tuscan offers a full range of 16mm and 35mm ProVent sizes for protected storage of film from 400 ft. – 2000 ft



Film Cores

Tuscan offers chemically-inert polypropylene 3 in. cores in 16mm and 35mm sizes for a complete archival storage solution. Independently tested and passed PAT – Photographic Activity Test.

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Audio Storage

Designed from the same chemically-inert polypropylene as our industry-leading ProVent line, our ProVent Audio Archival Container’s vented design provides active airflow throughout the container to prolong tape and film life. Available in two sizes to store 900 – 1200 feet of ¼” audio tape or 200 – 400 feet of 8mm film.

Reliable Film Reels For Ultimate Preservation

8mm Film Reel and Can Set

Tuscan’s exclusive and patent-protected design provides a three-way combination of manual and automatic loading, incorporated within the advanced, one-piece construction. This revolutionary style eliminates glued sections entirely, providing an extremely rigid center and ensuring a true running reel. Plus, manual loading is made easy through a wide entry slot that tapers to a film-end grip.

  • Highest quality black polystyrene construction reel

  • Highest quality black polypropylene vented case

  • Attractive and durable

  • Protective, stackable cases

  • Smooth rounded edges prevent film damage

  • Accurate graduated scale measurements are displayed clearly on both sides of the reel 8mm Adapter Plug

  • Reel may be fitted with an easily removable, self-locking adapter plug for Standard 8 film use

  • Adapter plugs sold separately


Tuscan Trailer Holder

  • Perfect for thin base film

  • Much softer than competitive brands

  • Slightly larger holder provides a more secure fit in the solid flange ANSI reel

Archival Vinyl Film Labels

Our Archival Labels are designed for use with all ProVent film cans, ProVent Audio containers and 8mm reel & can sets for secure and reliable identification.

Durable white vinyl, resistant to acid

  • Adhesion in ambient and cold storage environments from -196C to +120C for long-term preservation

  • Can withstand extreme temperatures and multiple freeze-thaw cycles without detaching, cracking or becoming brittle

  • Available in three sizes. Customized sizes also available upon request.

  • Compatible with desktop laser printers and permanent markers

  • Templates available in MS-Word format