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Zerust® Protects Aluminum Coils From Corrosion with Custom Made VCI Coil Covers and Stretch Wrap During Shipping

  • Inventory Storage
  • Land Shipment
  • Long Term Storage

Who?

Aluminum rolling mill located in Wisconsin

What?

Protection of aluminum coils from corrosion

Why?

Aluminum coils are supplied to high-end cookware manufacturers and cannot have any corrosion when received

How?

Aluminum coils were wrapped with Zerust® custom coil covers and ICT® 510-SM Stretch film

VCI Coil
VCI Coil
VCI Coil
VCI Coil
VCI Coil
VCI Stretch Film

Problem

A large aluminum rolling mill needed to supply aluminum coils to a high-end cookware manufacturer and were required to provide 100% corrosion-free shipments. Since the aluminum was going to be made into cookware, they required a safe alternative to typical rust preventatives such as oils and coatings to protect the coils from corrosion during storage and shipping.

Solution

The Zerust® representative visited the site to take a look at the coils and came up with the idea of making custom made “VCI coil covers” out of ICT®510-C Non Ferrous Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) film. Zerust® made these covers by sewing an elastic band on the bottom of the film, so the rolling mill can easily slip the covers over the top and bottom of the coils. For added protection, Zerust® also recommended that they finish the packaging by wrapping each coil with ICT®510-SM 20” multimetal VCI stretch film to firmly secure the two coil covers and insure each coil is fully wrapped with the Zerust® VCI film during shipping and storage.

The aluminum rolling mill has been using the solutions provided by Zerust® for several years and have been very pleased with the performance of the Zerust® products.

ICT®510-SM VCI Stretch Film protects coils from rust & corrosion
For Years


ICT® VCI Tote Covers protect coils from rust & corrosion
For Years


Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

The supplier has been extremely happy with the corrosion solutions provided by Zerust®, as the custom packaging solution has enabled them to fulfill their customer’s requirements (corrosion-free coils). Contact a Zerust® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

Zerust® corrosion experts recommended a packaging solution to protect aluminum coils from corrosion—enabling the supplier to fulfill their customer’s requirements.
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