What are VCI Bags?
VCI bags, or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor bags, are powerful tools for protecting products from corrosive damage. Corrosion can easily cause damage to some very expensive products, particularly, if they are made of fabricated metal parts. You simply can’t afford to ignore corrosion if your business involves metal parts or products. Items like computer parts, mobile phones, and automobile parts are extremely susceptible to rust and corrosive damage. If those types of items get damaged, it can quickly become an expensive problem to deal with.
Protecting your valuable products from corrosion during shipping, production, or storage is essential to the success of your business. Corrosion-inhibiting protective packaging like VCI bags can ensure that metal products stay pure before assembly and during storage. We will discuss how these powerful storage solutions actually work in the article below to provide you with some behind-the-scenes knowledge about how your products are protected with VCI bags.
What is Corrosion?
First, let’s discuss what corrosion actually is and how it affects metal products. Corrosion is essentially what happens when oxidation, moisture, and destructive elements come into contact with a metal surface or material. These things can literally eat away at metals and compromise the integrity and strength of the material.
How Do You Protect Packages from Corrosion?
There are lots of different ways to protect metals from corrosion, but VCI bags are certainly the best choice. Corrosion inhibitors like paint, oil, and grease are more expensive while being very harmful to the environment. Going with VCI bags instead is more environmentally friendly and cost-effective than most alternatives.
Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor bags function by essentially creating an invisible protective layer on metal surfaces. The corrosion inhibitor comes out of the packaging products and into the environment in which metal parts are packaged. The packaged environment then is saturated with the corrosion inhibitor and a thin molecular layer that adheres to metal surfaces. In other words, VCI bags work on a molecular level to protect all surfaces of the metal. Items like VCI bags, VCI paper, and VCI film all feature the same protective properties and provide versatility in terms of what type of product you are trying to protect.
Find the Best-Quality VCI Bags Available with Edco
EDCO Supply Corporation has many different anti-corrosive VCI products to protect any size or shape of the product you might have. EDCO offers military specification and commercial products, depending on your unique protective packaging needs. We can create a custom packaging solution based on your particular request as well. Browse our VCI products and request a quote today!