VCI Corrosion Protection Application

VCI Corrosion Protection Application

Daubert Cromwell Corrosion Protection Products Partner and Distributor

Fapco has partnered with Daubert Cromwell™ to distribute their innovative line of products with volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) for corrosion protection.

Daubert Cromwell VCI packaging material is the premier manufacturer of a full line of volatile corrosion inhibitor packaging for metals, including VCI papers, VCI bags, films, emitters and liquids.

The most common VCI corrosion protection application involves using VCI papers, VCI stretch film or VCI bags to prevent corrosion of spare parts for many months or years before use. Fapco incorporates the use of Daubert Cromwell corrosion protection materials into the packaging process to maintain the quality of the spare parts packaged.

We can also work with our customers to use Daubert Cromwell corrosion protection materials for long-term storage or mothballing excess equipment and operations during downturns to ensure a quick start-up and return to operations.

Preventing Corrosion During Plant Mothballing and Shutdowns

If your company is going through a rough patch and has to mothball or temporarily shutdown some facilities, make sure your machinery, equipment and physical plant is corrosion protected.  If you don’t, rendering the plant inactive could end up costing your company far more than expected. Unprotected metals will corrode; just the humidity in the air is enough to seriously damage your assets.  In addition, slow-moving inventory or “lifetime buys” of service parts purchased as a result of supplier closures or discontinued product lines need to be effectively protected from corrosion.

As an authorized distributor of the full line of Daubert Cromwell anti-corrosion products, Fapco is here to help you choose the right products specifically designed to protect for the amount of time required.

How Does Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Film Work?

The corrosion inhibitors are extruded right into the polyethylene film, not superficially applied. They are attracted to the charged surface of the metal by virtue of their polar orientation.

The VCI molecules align on the surface of the metal to a depth of 3 to 5 molecules. This layer of molecules passivates the charged surface and creates a barrier that prevents oxidation. The corrosion cell (the flow of electrons in the metal and the flow of ions in the electrolytic surface layer) is unable to establish itself.

As a result, the volatile and contact inhibitors provide long-term corrosion protection for the most intricate and hard-to-reach surfaces. The VCI corrosion protection application is clean, non-discernible, with no strong chemical odor.

Clear Pak film is transparent for easy inspection and identification of parts, such as for cold seal technology. It will not affect the performance of the protected metal, and the parts are ready to use immediately after removal from the packaging without additional cleaning. Daubert Cromwell film is available in stock and custom sizes to meet any need: zipper bags, gusset bags, flat bags, automatic packaging bags, perforated bags on a roll, shrouds, engine bags, bin liners, tubing, sheeting and other custom designs.  Once the excess material has been protected from corrosion, let Fapco warehouse the material, freeing up your space for more immediate needs.

Airtight packing is not required!

Simply store or ship metal parts in VCI packaging. When the parts are unwrapped, the protective layer immediately begins to dissipate. The metal parts are clean, corrosion-free and ready to use. No washing, dipping or cleaning is necessary.

The VCI molecules migrate into recesses and hard to reach areas on even the most complex shapes. The molecules build up on the metal surface until a continuous barrier has formed on the metal part.

This protective layer serves as a barrier, preventing moisture, salt, dirt, oxygen, and other corrosion causing materials from depositing directly on the metal and causing rust and corrosion.

Fapco, Inc., is a leader and pioneer in contract packaging and parts flow management. Our four plants total over 409,000 square feet of space for your every contract packaging need, including: Versatile Packaging Bags SolutionsBlister Packaging SolutionsCarton Packaging SolutionsClamshell Packaging Solutions, and much more. Get Started with Fapco Inc. today!