Using VCI Cartons & Cartonboard
Corrugated board and made-up cartons impregnated with specially formulated chemical compounds will provide corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This state-of-the-art corrosion preventive packaging is saturated with VCI chemical to provide a fast-acting and long-lasting protection and is available both as one-sided and two-sided material. You can find detailed information on the metals protected and any compatibility issues on our compatibility charts.
How VCI Cartonboard Provides Protection
VCIs emit small amounts of harmless active corrosion inhibitors. They are attracted to the charged surface of the metal. The flow of electrons in the metal and the flow of ions in the electrolyte surface is unable to operate and corrosion is halted. The length of protection depends on many factors and Technology Packaging staff are available to answer specific questions on corrosion protection or to provide detailed, objective
proposals on suitable methods. This is true whether the problem relates to new projects or existing problematic transit and/or storage systems.
Using VCI Carton Material
This material can be ‘layered’ between components because VCI works at a distance as well as in contact with the metal. The corrugated material provides cushioning against mechanical damage. Technology Packaging can supply information on the quantity of VCI material required for a pack.
VCI Corrugated paper material can be supplies sheets, wide and narrow rolls and die-cut formats.
Advice for Handling VCI Cartonboard
Ideally the material should be kept cool, dry and protected from direct sunlight. It is
preferable to keep it in its original wrapping when possible. If kept in these conditions
the material will be effective for a minimum of three years.
Skilled technicians are constantly reviewing & developing new products that are often
If you would like to know more about protecting your valuable manufactured goods during storage and transit please get in touch.
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