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RP Oils or VCIs?

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. 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
Rust Season

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. Unfortunately, that answer is usually quickly followed by reasons why their metals can corrode the rest of the year.
corrosion environment

What Does Corrosion Really Cost You and The Environment?

Posted on October 29, 2018
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?

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 bundle items such as pallets tightly. It is like cling
Does Corrugated Affect Corrosion?

Does Corrugated Affect Corrosion & What Can You Do About It?

Posted on October 25, 2018
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 a pulp and is then dissolved using nitric acid.  In order to neutralize the acid before
When to Use VCI Diffusers with VCI Packaging

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
VCI Poly vs VCI Paper

VCI Poly vs VCI Paper? The Advantages and Disadvantages Explained

Posted on October 23, 2018
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,
vci vs desiccant

VCIs vs Desiccants. How do they Differ?

Posted on October 22, 2018
People often confuse VCI (Vapor or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) with desiccants, as they are used to control corrosion during shipping and storage. However, the way these chemistries work is much different. Depending on the application, environment, and length of protection, you may get better results with VCI vs. desiccants. Some highly effective packaging systems use
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