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Vanessa Gilbert

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6 Straight Forward Steps to Get Rust Under Control

Posted on November 2, 2018
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
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
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
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
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
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

Corrosion Prevention: When to Use VCI Diffusers with VCI Packaging

Posted on October 24, 2018
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
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