Performance Packaging

VCI Anti-Corrosion Products

ECPs range of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) from Safepack provide complete protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals from corrosion.

Corrosion is a constant, indiscriminate and costly enemy of metal parts, especially when packaged for storage and distribution. Traditional anti-corrosion methods are messy, costly and can be hazardous to personnel and the environment.

Product Information

Our VCI Products protect metals by forming a mono-ionic layer of high-tech VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) chemicals on the metal surface. The protection is complete all hard to reach areas such as recesses, voids or airspaces will be protected from corrosion. The protective barrier self-replenishes through further condensation of the corrosion-inhibiting vapour, even for packaging that’s repeatedly opened. The greatest advantage of VCIs is no requirement for air-tight packaging.

• Protect iron & steel, brass, bronze, copper, aluminium & combinations of these metals.
• Protection from humidity, moisture, salts, hydrogen sulphide (H2S), sulphur dioxide (SO2), ammonia (NH3) and acid rain.
• Effective in polluted, marine, humid & geothermal hydrogen sulphide (H2S) atmospheres.
• Our entire range of VCIs are RoHS compliant, non-toxic and eco-friendly.
• Does not require air tight packaging.
• VCI layer is self-replenishing, even for packaging that’s repeatedly opened.
• 24 – 36 months protection.
• Mono-ionic VCI layer does not affect electrical /optical/mechanical surface properties.
• Compatible with commonly used oils, greases, paints, rubbers etc.
• Eliminates spraying, wiping, dipping or surface preparation.
• Does not require activation prior to usage.

How VCIs work
VCI vapour corrosion inhibitors can be used in every stage of the production cycle. From the beginning with production of metal stock through to storage, shipping and its actual use in the field. When properly applied, VCI additives, metalworking fluids and packaging will substantially cut time and costs throughout the entire manufacturing process including storage, shipment, field service or final presentation of the finished product.

VCIs can eliminate many extra processing steps of cleaning, degreasing, rust removal, pickling, sandblasting and re-protecting. You have less re-work, fewer rejects, improved quality, reduced rust claims and longer equipment life. ECP’s range of VCI products are described below, please contact us for any other formats not listed here but mentioned on Safepack’s website.

VCI Emitters
A compact, self-sticking porous dome container loaded with VCIs. Very easy to install, suitable for enclosed volumes of 10 – 500L.

• Closed electrical, electronic & electro-mechanical control panels.
• Conductive leads, connectors and terminals
• Power Generation Units
• Junction Fuse boxes / Bus bars
• Switch gear and relay cabinets

VCI Paper
Specially matured kraft-papers impregnated with hi-tech, eco-friendly VCIs. Offers protection by direct contact, as well as distant vapor phase. Available in sizes from 26x53cm to 62x125cm. Applications: Castings Large metal parts with their own packaging/crates

• Castings
• Large metal parts with their own packaging/crates

VCI Stretch Film
A plastic PE film containing a combination of VCI-inhibitors for the protection of ferrous & non-ferrous (multi-metals) iron, steel, copper, brass, bronze etc. A transparent film that is readily adaptable to automatic packaging allowing allows users to easily identify & inspect parts without opening the package. Can be stretched up to 300% of its length, also ‘clings’ like gladwrap. Very high strength suitable for wrapping on automatic/semi-automatic stretch wrapping machines – can also be applied by hand individual protection of parts & components. Rolls are 150mm wide by 520m long.

• Metal coils/sheets/pipes/tubes/wires etc.
• Automotive – pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, camshafts, engine assemblies etc.
• Engineering – palletised castings, forgings, machined parts, bearings, tools, pumps etc.
• Machine over wrapping & large parts/assemblies needing storage.
• Defence – marine, aerospace equipment & parts.

VCI Zip Lock Bags & Tube Film
A 50 micron /100 micron thick polyethylene film impregnated with high-tech volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs). Suitable for auto & manual packing, the plastic film is transparent and heat sealable. Bags available from 10x13cm to 40x55cm, please enquire for tube film sizes.

• Any smallish metal part.
• Automobile components such as crank shafts, gears, pistons, connecting rod etc.
• Engine Assembly, Transmission assembly.
• Protection of pumps and motors.
• Packing bearings and other metal parts.
• Pressed blanks, machined parts & components.
• Electronic parts, PCBs, electrical steel/laminations.

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