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Zerust® Streamlines VCI Packaging to Save Time, Reduce Costs and Improve Corrosion Protection

  • Export Shipment
  • Inventory Storage
  • Long Term Storage
  • Work In Progress

Who?

High-volume contract manufacturer

What?

Corrosion prevention for finished parts

Why?

Streamline VCI packaging operations and reduce corrosion

How?

Zerust® ICT®510-CHLD High Density VCI Film reduces VCI packaging time and cost and provides superior corrosion protection

VCI Packaging
VCI Packaging Films

Problem

A contract manufacturing and packaging house were looking to reduce costs. They were hand-packing thousands of parts a day in VCI kraft packaging paper and sealing them with tape. Unfortunately, there were no machines available to make the process more efficient that was compatible with VCI kraft packaging paper.

Solution

Zerust® representatives conducted an analysis of the current system, the materials, and labor costs. As a result, they recommended replacing the VCI kraft packaging paper with ICT®510-CLHD High-Density VCI Film. Zerust® VCI packaging films can be used with many packaging machines, including the customer’s existing L-Bar Sealer. Automation decreased labor and material costs and increased the output of wrapped parts per hour. The company found that using Zerust® packaging film in the L-Bar Sealer tripled output and decreased the company’s cost by 70% and completely controlled the corrosion.

Metal parts protected from rust & corrosion
For Years


 

Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

Zerust® also performed side-by-side testing of the competitors VCI packaging paper and the Zerust® VCI packaging film. The panels packaged in the competitor’s VCI packaging paper showed corrosion after only 3 days in a humidity chamber. The panels packaged in Zerust® ICT®510-CLHD VCI Film showed no corrosion after 30 days in ASTM D1735 humidity chamber testing. In addition, Zerust® VCI packaging film is mechanically superior to VCI paper – it is stronger, more difficult to tear, resists breakage at a higher impact force, and stretches to better manage any “stress” imposed on the package.

Contact a Zerust® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

VCI packaging
VCI packaging films tested in a humidity chamber
Using Zerust® Film in the L-Bar Sealer tripled output and decreased the company’s cost by 70% and completely controlled corrosion.
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