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Zerust® VCI Bags Provide Corrosion Protection Against Cardboard Packaging Acids and Corrosive Contaminants During Shipping and Storage

  • Export Shipment
  • Inventory Storage
  • Land Shipment
  • Long Term Storage

Who?

Retail manufacturer of hot rolled steel parts

What?

Zerust® VCI Bags provide corrosion protection against cardboard packaging acids and corrosive contaminants from customers handling parts

Why?

The hot rolled steel parts manufacturer requested Zerust® to visit the facility to complete an on-site evaluation and recommend a corrosion solution to protect steel rolled parts from corrosion during shipment and inventory storage at the point-of-sale

How?

Zerust® completed an on-site evaluation during the manufacturing process and recommended individually packaging each part in 2-mil Zerust® ICT® Ferrous Yellow Gusset VCI Bags to protect the parts from the cardboard packaging acids and corrosive contaminants that were causing corrosion.

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Problem

A retail manufacturer of hot rolled steel parts was experiencing rusting on parts for their retail displays, resulting in products being scrapped at the point-of-sale and lost revenue. They originally had the parts stocked without packaging, so customers could handle the parts at the point-of-sale, resulting in parts corroding. They then tested packaging the parts inside of cardboard boxes without success, as potential customers liked to look over the parts with bare hands before purchase. In addition, the cardboard display packaging posed a potential corrosion risk during transit as acids from the cardboard could leech onto the metal surface. After these unsuccessful trials, they contacted Zerust® as they were looking for a corrosion control company to assist with finding a corrosion solution that would still allow potential customers to look over the parts, while also providing corrosion-free results.

Solution

The local Zerust® Technical Service Representative visited the hot rolling facility to inspect the manufacturing and packaging process. During this visit, the Zerust® Technical Service Representative recommended individually packaging each part in a 2-mil Zerust® ICT® Ferrous Yellow Gusset VCI Bags before placing them into the cardboard packaging. With the parts packaged inside of a VCI bag, the parts were protected against both the acids in the cardboard packaging, as well as the corrosive contaminants on the customer’s hand while they inspect the parts at the point-of-sale.

Zerust® ICT®510-C Ferrous VCI Bags provide corrosion protection
For years


Since corrugated cardboard tends to absorb water/moisture, this activates the acidic residue which will cause corrosion on metals that are placed directly on or near the corrugate.  To avoid this, it is important that the metal parts are separated from the corrugated with VCI packaging.


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Results

After the introduction of Zerust® VCI technology, the scrap rates dropped dramatically and parts that remained in Zerust® VCI Bags remained clean, dry, and rust-free! The customer has been extremely happy with their rust-free results and now rely on Zerust® for all their storage and shipping VCI needs. Contact a Zerust® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

 

Scrap rates dropped dramatically following the introduction of Zerust® VCI technology and parts that remained in Zerust® VCI packaging remained clean, dry, and rust free!
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