Articles by Vanessa Gilbert
6 Straight Forward Steps to Get Rust Under Control
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
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?
When considering corrosion protection methods, plenty of options are available. The two methods most used for protecting metals during the manufacturing processes of shipment and storage 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?
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. Unfortunately, that answer is usually quickly followed by reasons why their metals can corrode the rest of the year.
What Does Corrosion Really Cost You and The Environment?
April was Earth month, but did you know Corrosion Awareness Day also occurred during April? While this date isn’t as well-known, preventing corrosion is a crucial way to help the environment and conserve natural resources. Corrosion affects you, whether you are a civil engineer overseeing infrastructure, a quality-control manager at a metalworking facility, or have
What is the Difference Between VCI Shrink and VCI Stretch Wrap?
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 bundle items such as pallets tightly. It is like cling
Corrosion Prevention: When to Use VCI Diffusers with VCI Packaging
Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Packaging is an effective way to prevent corrosion on metals. When packed correctly, VCI packaging can protect clean metals for years in shipping and storage. Typical VCI packaging products are VCI poly sheeting, VCI bags, VCI Kraft paper, and other VCI wraps. These packaging products are used to line containers or create