Protect packaging from corrosion with a solution from Nefab UK
Corrosion protection packaging prevents corrosion without hassles to treat the metal with oil, grease or paint.Products that are transported or stored for an extended period are often in need of corrosion protection.
Corrosion is a significant problem in the handling, storage and shipping of products. Product in transit overseas go through a complex process of loading, unloading, manipulation, warehousing and control. Temperature changes, contaminated air, sea salt and moisture, all facilitate corrosion.So many parameters can influence the quality of the metal.
Bare metal parts corrode easily. All products with bare metal (bearings, engines, parts, electronic devices) need to be protected.Highest care is needed for a problem-free arrival.
Nefab has provided corrosion protection solutions for many industries over the years. Through its competence and global network Nefab can provide a customized solution anywhere in the world, giving customers the ability to dispatch products worldwide without humidity or corrosion damages.
How to prevent corrosion:
Depending on parameters such as: product type, means of transportation, and length of the transit time.There are several different solutions for protecting the product from corrosion.
LDPE film or HDPE film with desiccants and/or VCI emitters
A combination of standard plastic film + desiccants and/or VCI emitters may offer enough corrosion protection in some applications where
- Products are not too sensitive to corrosion.
- Protection is only required for very short storage
- Level of humidity in the environment is low,
Aluminum-barrier film + desiccants
Aluminium barrier material in combination with desiccants can be used as a packaging. Aluminium barrier foil has a considerably lower water vapour transmission rate than bags made of LDPE or HDPE and reduces the required amount of desiccants in export packaging.After a product has been packed, the air is pumped out and the desiccants absorb the remaining moisture.
VCI = Volatile/Vapour Phase Corrosion inhibitors
VCI technology is suitable for corrosion protection during shipment, temporary storage between manufacturing processes and mothballing of seldom used equipment.
What is VCI?
VCI is an additive that can be added to most common packaging materials. Once exposed to air, the additive vaporizes and deposits itself as a thin layer on metal surfaces, preventing humidity from reaching the metal and process of corrosion.