Articles by Tom White
What Is the Difference Between VCI Rolls and Sheets?
We’re commonly asked by our customers, “what is the difference between VCI Rolls and Sheets?”. So, we’ll take a quick look into VCI and the difference between the two options. VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) packaging materials are commonly used to protect metal surfaces from corrosion during transportation and storage. These VCI poly materials work by releasing
What Is the Best Rust Preventative for Your Application?
Rust is a persistent problem for metal surfaces, especially those exposed to harsh environments. If left unchecked, rust can cause significant damage and undermine the strength of metal objects. So, to safeguard against rust, it’s essential to use the right rust preventative. But with so many options available, it can be tough to determine which
5 Reasons the Steel Coil Industry Prefers VCI Paper and Poly for Optimal Steel Coil Corrosion Protection
Corrosion is a significant challenge in the steel coil industry, causing damage to steel coils and resulting in decreased productivity and profitability. As a result, rust-preventative coatings have commonly been used by steel coil suppliers and manufacturers to provide steel coil corrosion protection during storage and transportation. However, one solution in the steel coil industry has
What Should You Consider When Choosing a VCI Supplier?
Are you in search of a VCI supplier due to company specifications? Currently, experiencing corrosion issues at your facility? or just unhappy with the products and services provided by your current VCI supplier? No matter the reason for your search, when choosing a VCI supplier, you should consider this. Is the VCI supplier reputable (ISO
The Cost of Corrosion
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 nasty 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
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
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 the adhesion of coatings and paints and accelerate corrosion if not properly removed. Manufacturers understand the importance of delivering clean parts in
ZERUST® VCI Film Additives & Custom Options
ZERUST®/EXCOR® (Vapor or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) VCI film, poly bags, 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
Does Corrugated Affect Corrosion & What Can You Do About It?
When shipping metal parts in cardboard corrugated boxes, do you allow the unprotected parts to touch the box? If so, then the corrugated may be the source of the corrosion. When cardboard boxes are manufactured, the paper begins as pulp and is then dissolved using nitric acid. In order to neutralize the acid before forming
VCI Poly vs VCI Paper? The Advantages and Disadvantages Explained
Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors (VCIs) have been around since the 1940’s, when a product named Dichan was introduced into market. Dichan consisted of dicyclohexylamine-nitrite, which was described as a vapor phase corrosion inhibitor that had sufficient vapor pressure to release corrosion inhibiting molecules into the surrounding area. Eventually, this chemistry began to be coated onto paper,