What Is Corrosion and How Can You Protect Your Products from It?

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If you are a business owner dealing with metal products or inventory, you have to keep corrosion in mind. If you avoid protective packaging that helps prevent corrosion from occurring, you could be dealing with an expensive mistake. Protective packaging solutions like VCI paper can help you keep your metal products safe from corrosion and avoid a truly costly issue. This article is intended to help you understand what corrosion is and what you can do to protect your products and inventory from corroding. If you have any questions about corrosion or protective packaging, contact EDCO Supply Corporation today.

Corrosion is essentially an attack on a material as a result of a chemical present in the surrounding medium. It comes in many different forms. For example, there is general corrosion, galvanic corrosion, pitting corrosion, crevice corrosion, stress corrosion, erosion corrosion, and more. Corrosion can occur on all materials, including non-metals. However, corrosion most commonly refers to an effect that occurs on metallic materials. Most metals don’t occur in nature in their pure form. That means they are chemically bound to other substances. All materials scientifically strive to return to their lowest energy state. That means pure metals will naturally revert to their lowest energy levels by corrosion. Therefore, corrosion is simply nature taking metal materials back to their most basic form.

Things like oxidizing agents, temperature, electricity, and more can all cause corrosion. It takes planning and strategy to avoid corrosion. We know it’s a natural process but that doesn’t mean that it’s a good thing. Corrosion can wreak havoc on metal materials that businesses rely on. That means it can be very expensive to deal with after it occurs. The best way to deal with corrosion is through preventative measures. Wrapping your metals in protective packaging like VCI paper is the way to go. EDCO Supply Corporation can help you understand more about corrosion and how to prevent it from happening.

VCI stands for volatile corrosion inhibitor. That means that if you use VCI paper to protect your metal materials, you are preventing corrosion from occurring. This can end up saving you thousands of dollars in damaged goods. It can be quite challenging to fight against the elements of nature, but with VCI paper and protective packaging, you can rest assured your products will be safe.

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