Before we get into everything you need to know about VCI packaging, we should first talk about what it is. VCI stands for Volatile Chemical Inhibitors, these are high tech chemicals that are volatile in nature and they constantly vaporize and protect the metals from corrosion.
Why do you need VCI Packaging?
This type of packaging is used to protect against corrosion. Corrosion is a constant, indiscriminate and can be costly to metal parts, this happens especially when packaged for storage and distribution.
Other traditional anti-corrosion methods can be messy, costly and also hazardous to not only personnel but to the environment as well.
The packaging constantly releases a mixture of special chemicals that vaporize and create gases which have anti-corrosion properties. These special vapours form a very thin protective layer around the metal surface and prevent the metal from corrosion.
There are a range of metal wraps available:
VCI Fabric – infused with hi-tech VCIs, making it flexible & easy to wrap around objects to protect them from ruse and corrosion.
Scrim Reinforced – tough and durable paper laminate that protects wrapped products against moisture, rust and other hazards.
VCI Stretch & Cling Wrap – anti-corrosive and provides cushioning strength to packed parts.
VCI paper is a matured kraft paper that gives strong protection against rust even in harmful conditions. One side of the paper has been impregnated with high-tech multi volatile corrosion inhibitors. The other side can be coated with polyethylene to make the moisture barrier properties:
Covered with specially engineered hi-tech VCI chemicals
Protection for ferrous, non-ferrous and composite needs
They do not affect electrical, optical and composite metals
Eco-friendly & recyclable
VCI Plastics are great for protecting packages and also come in a range of different varieties:
VCI Films – protects metal parts from corrosion including rust, tarnish, stains, whiterust and oxidation.
VCI Plastic Bags – for packaging cargo goods and products to ensure long life and protection from corrosion.
VCI Stretch & Cling – anti-corrosive and provides cushioning strength to packed parts.
VCI Bubble Wrap – double layered film impregnated with high-tech VCIs – adds dual protection to delicate items.
VCI Anti-Static Film – uniquely designed film that prevents corrosion and damage due to ESD.
Master Batch – Nitrite-free anti-corrosion material designed for protecting products.
VCI Emitting Systems
These are specifically designed for protecting electrical & mechanical equipment against oxidation and corrosion without damaging any electrical, optical or mechanical function of the equipment. They come with an adhesive backed porous plastic dome, containing hi-tech Volatile Corrosion Inhibiting chemicals:
High load of hi-tech VCIs with multi metal protection for longer period
Protects goods during transit, storage even operation
Quick & simple installation
It does not affect electrical, optical and surface properties
These are a pre-wash solution ideal for washing/rinsing ferrous and non-ferrous metal components/parts. It provides an effective method of protection during in-process storage till the final use, protecting the metals through direct contact & vapour action:
Simple dip, dry & use mechanism
Liquid solvents hold onto the metal components
Perfect for hydro testing
Non-toxic, eco-friendly & effective
VCI Aluminium Laminates
There are two variations of aluminium laminates. Aluminium bags which are flexible, heat-sealable and anti-corrosion barrier laminates consisting of polyester, aluminium foil & VCI polyethylene. There are also aluminium rolls which is a water vapour resistant barrier foil laminate, and is reinforced for seaworthy exports.
If you’re interested in any of the VCI packaging, simply get in touch with us and we would be happy to give you more information on the products and help you decide which is right for you and your products.