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ZERUST® VCI Guitar String Packaging Protects Guitar Strings from Corrosion

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

Who?

Leading guitar string manufacturer

What?

Corrosion protection packaging for guitar strings in shipping

Why?

Previous corrosion protection was ineffective, leading to ruined strings and unhappy customers

How?

Switched to envelope guitar string packaging with ZERUST® VCI protection, eliminating corrosion issues

guitar string packaging
guitar string packaging
guitar string packaging

Problem

Guitar strings are shipped worldwide and are subjected to humidity, temperature changes, and long storage times, which can cause corrosion. Strings are made of sensitive steel, phosphorus bronze, brass, and copper metals with proprietary coatings and require packaging that integrates corrosion protection. A leading guitar string manufacturer used a competitor corrosion inhibitor with reoccurring corrosion issues. When they experienced the loss of an entire shipping container of strings to corrosion, they called the ZERUST® technical services team for help.

Solution

ZERUST® technical services collected samples of the guitar strings and the competitor packaging. Phosphorus bronze and steel strings were placed into a chamber for cyclical humidity testing (IEC 60068-2-30) for 14 days. The results showed that ZERUST® VCI Guitar String Packaging provided superior protection to the existing packaging. The current envelope failed to protect the strings from blackening and stains, and they were brittle and easily broke when handled. The strings protected by ZERUST® VCI Music String Envelopes were in factory new condition and ready for retail.

ZERUST® VCI Poly Guitar String Packaging protect guitar strings from rust & corrosion
For 5 Years


ZERUST® VCI Paper Guitar String Packaging protect guitar strings from rust & corrosion
For 1 Year


Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

The guitar string manufacturer converted to using ZERUST® VCI Guitar String Packaging and has experienced 100% corrosion-free shipments since implementing, saving them from lost inventory, improved customer satisfaction, and reduced logistic issues. Contact a ZERUST® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

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ZERUST® VCI Envelopes saved us from lost inventory due to corrosion, improved our customer satisfaction, and reduced logistics headaches.
Operations Manager at Leading String Manufacturer
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