The Cost of Corrosion

Posted on October 2, 2019
by Tom White
Rust can be an ugly sight. But when it comes to the industries that rely on non-corroded metal to run, rust can also lead to some ugly consequences that aren’t always quite so visible: lack of productivity, accidents, and a significant financial loss. Companies are leaching billions of dollars out of their business each year

Corrosion Solutions for Hydrostatic Testing

Posted on February 4, 2019
by Tom White
Hydrostatic testing of pressure vessels such as pipes, heat exchangers, storage tanks and ship voids is an essential method for quality control of parts, after production and during use. This process demonstrates the fitness of the pressurized component for service after production or repair.  Hydrostatic testing consists of raising the pressure level above the operating

Enhance your part cleaning with the use of Zerust products

Posted on November 13, 2018
by Tom White
Part cleaning is an essential step in the manufacturing process, as precision metal parts typically have oils, greases and other lubricants on the surface after the part is manufactured. These residues can prevent adhesion of coatings, paints and accelerate corrosion if not properly removed. Manufacturers understand the importance of delivering clean parts in the supply

Zerust Additives & Custom Options

Posted on November 5, 2018
by Tom White
Zerust®/Excor® VCI (Vapor or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) poly bags, film and tubing are produced using a process known as blown film extrusion. The polyethylene is melted and extruded into sheeting which is then slit, folded or sealed to the desired size and dimensions. With Zerust’s vast manufacturing network we have over 100 extrusion lines in

6 Straight forward Steps to Get Rust Under Control

Posted on November 2, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
Opening up a container to discover corrosion on metal items is frustrating. It often means lost time, missed deadlines and unhappy people in your supply chain. The loss or rework of the corroded items plus the impact on business all total up to a significant cost. Corrosion can be complicated and may be caused by

5 Best Practices for VCI Packaging Storage

Posted on November 1, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
Do you currently use Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) packaging to protect metals from corrosion? Are you wondering the best way to store VCI packaging such as rolls of poly sheeting and VCI gusset bags before use? Since VCI products are designed to diffuse their protective chemistry into open spaces, the key to preserving their effectiveness is to keep them

RP Oils or VCIs: Which Protection Method is Best for Me?

Posted on October 31, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
When considering corrosion protection methods, plenty of options are available. For protecting metals during the manufacturing processes of shipment and storage, the two methods most used are corrosion inhibitor liquids and VCI (volatile corrosion inhibitor) packaging products. Corrosion inhibitor liquids, also known as “Rust Preventatives” (RPs) or oils, are available in a wide range of

Is There a Rust Season or is it Open Season for Rust?

Posted on October 30, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
When you mention the words “rust season” to someone in the metalworking industry, you may get a dry smile. Their immediate answer is typically summer, when high heat and humidity create the perfect conditions for corrosion. That answer is usually quickly followed by reasons why the rest of the year their metals can also corrode.

What Does Corrosion Really Cost You and The Environment?

Posted on October 29, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
April was Earth month but did you know during April, Corrosion Awareness Day also occurred? While this date isn’t as well-known, preventing corrosion is an important way to help the environment and conserve natural resources. Whether you are a civil engineer overseeing infrastructure, a quality-control manager at a metalworking facility or have a nice set

What is the Difference Between VCI Shrink and VCI Stretch Wrap?

Posted on October 26, 2018
by Vanessa Gilbert
Often people interchange the product names VCI Shrink Film and VCI Stretch Wrap, but they are two distinct packaging films. They are both Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) protection infused films, but their mechanical properties are different. VCI stretch film VCI stretch film is used to tightly bundle items such as pallets. It is like cling wrap and
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