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Zerust® VCI Film Eliminates Corrosion on Metal Auto Components in Overseas Shipping

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

Who?

Large automotive manufacturer

What?

Corrosion management for CKD overseas shipments.

Why?

Increase process yields, reduce labor and costs.

How?

Switching to Zerust® ICT® 510-C VCI Film protects overseas shipments from corrosion and eliminates messy oils.

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Problem

A Russian automaker experienced corrosion on stamped metal surfaces during CKD (complete knock-down) shipments from Russia to Ecuador. They used various oils as their corrosion protection method, which proved to be ineffective as well as an environmentally hazardous means of protection. The auto manufacturer needed a different solution that would work efficiently and without the contamination and the clean-up that comes with using oil.

Solution

Zerust’s international team of corrosion experts recommended Zerust® ICT®510-C Ferrous and Multimetal VCI Film for the protection of steel and galvanized steel during transportation and storage. After a successful trial shipment to Ecuador, Zerust® VCI films were officially approved for use.

Automotive parts protection from rust & corrosion
For years


Amount saved by Zerust® VCI film
$858,000 USD per year


Customer Satisfaction
100%

Results

The manufacturer found that using Zerust® Vapor corrosion inhibiting (VCI) products paid-off. Corrosion stopped completely on stamped parts and anywhere else Zerust® products were used. The company eliminated oil as a means of corrosion protection in many production areas, helping to improve CKD shipment process yields. Using Zerust® also reduced costs by eliminating the internal logistics and manpower necessary to remove the oil and clean the parts before they can be used. By using Zerust® products, they saved US$858,000 per year! Contact a Zerust® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

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By packaging our products in Zerust® VCI film, we were able to save $858,000 a year.
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