When production is shutdown for changeovers or preventative maintenance the use of VCI protective Packaging (volatile corrosion inhibitor) products will greatly assist a safe and easy rust free downtime. We recommend that parts are completely wrapped or enclosed in airtight packaging for the most effective results and longest protection time.
We have listed five stages in a manufacturing environment that will help to enhance the effectiveness of VCI packaging and also reduce corrosion during shutdowns.
Choosing the right VCI products will ensure that your products remain safe during production shutdowns. We have made available a number of technical documents that can be downloaded which can help you choose the right products.
You can also request further information or assistance on your particular corrosion problem by contacting us directly.
Technology Packaging is a company that produces and supplies a range of VCI products and has a great deal of expertise and experience in corrosion protection and rust prevention in different industries. Our advice and experience will save you time and money as we will always advise on the best VCI products and solutions to use during manufacturing shutdowns.
Please get in touch for a tailored rust protection solution or request a quote for specific corrosion protection products.
Temporary corrosion protection in this context does not mean ‘for a short time’. Many pieces of equipment and components need to be protected from the point of manufacture to the time when they are to be used. This period can be anything from 10 minutes to 10 years.
Permanent corrosion protection is something that is applied and cannot be easily removed. Paint is a good example of a permanent corrosion preventive.
Temporary refers to the fact that the corrosion protection system is something that can be easily removed.
Technology Packaging produces and supplies a specialised range of packaging
materials designed to stop corrosion of metal products during transit and storage.
VCI Products (Virtual Corrosion Inhibitors and other products for protecting metal)
VCI papers in wide and narrow widths, plain, crepe, reinforced, laminated
and polythene coated.
VCI films: Mono, Co-ex, Hi-Impact, Stretch, Shrink, Flow-wrap, Bubble,
Laminated using many different polymer types, specially developed and
constructed technical products
VCI Plastics, VCI Boards, VCI Emitters
Laminated films including aluminium foil laminates
Liquid Corrosion Inhibitors: Water displacing, Oil based, Water based,
VCI, Gel, VOC free.
Products designed for the Auto-Wrapping of coils and sheets
VCI films: Mono, Co-ex, Hi-Impact, Stretch, Shrink, Flow-wrap, Laminated
using many different polymer types, specially developed and constructed
Most of these can be supplied without VCI where other adequate protection is used or if the product does not require it, e.g. Painted aluminium.
All of innovative temporary corrosion prevention products can be printed with your company name and/or logo to endorse your company’s message or adhere to marketing requirements.
When we analyse your packaging and corrosion prevention requirements we will often be able to introduce an improved system or product that will improve effectiveness and reduce costs of packaging during storage and transportation.
Whether on cars, tools, or equipment, rust is something nobody wants to deal with. It’s messy, it breaks equipment down over time, and too often, it means hours scrubbing with a wire brush. The best way to deal with rust is to not let it get a foothold in the first place.
Knowing how to stop rust can save you a lot of time and money in ruined equipment. There are some innovative new ways to deal with oxidation available now. Read on to learn more about how to use these techniques to keep your equipment in great shape.
One great option for protecting your materials from rust is to use a polymer topcoat. These sealants act as a shield between the metal and the oxidizing elements in the air. They’re incredibly durable and can last as long as the material would anyhow.
Some polymer topcoats can withstand as much as 535 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s true that these treatments can be expensive, a few hundred pounds or more to coat your materials. But compared to the cost of replacing rusted-out parts, this option will pay for itself.
You can also use anodic protection to keep your components from rusting out. This is a similar concept to polymer topcoats in that they rely on a protective layer being laid over your metal materials. But in this case, the coating is other metals, not polymers.
Metals like aluminium and tin don’t oxidize as fast when exposed to air and water and so won’t rust. You can coat your materials in one of these metals and never have to worry about rust again. This can give you the sturdiness of steel without having to deal with cleaning up rust all the time.
Depending on your application, you may be able to just use corrosion-resistant materials. As we mentioned, tin and aluminium don’t rust, and aluminium has its own advantages. In the case of aluminium, in particular, it’s much lighter than many other metals, which can make it more fuel-efficient and easier to move.
Zinc and stainless steel are other options for corrosion-resistant materials to go for instead. Your choice will depend largely on the requirements for your application.
Learn How to Stop Rust
No one enjoys fighting rust, and in some cases, it can get dangerous. But knowing how to stop rust can save you lots of time scrubbing down rusty parts and money buying new ones. Take a look at what your application requires and find the rust prevention technique that works best for you.
If you’d like to learn more about corrosion protection, check out the rest of our site. We can help you improve your corrosion protection and protective packaging technology to save your business as much money as possible. Check out our VCI Packaging Products For Corrosion Protection to find the right temporary corrosion protection for you.