VCI Corrosion Inhibitors
Valdamark has a comprehensive stock of market leading VCI corrosion Inhibitor products
At Valdamark we have several VCI-enabled products including VCI Bags, VCI Paper, and VCI Emitters. Valdamark is a market leader in the supply of VCI packaging solutions. We offer a range of VCI bags that are the perfect solution for the protection of sensitive metals from rust and corrosion whilst being transported or stored.
What is a VCI and what does it do?
VCI stands for Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor. VCI is a type of packaging that is used to protect metals from corrosion. VCI works by releasing a gas that forms a barrier between the metal and the air. This barrier prevents oxygen and moisture from reaching the metal, which stops the corrosion process.
VCI is used in a wide variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, and transportation. It is also often used to protect military equipment.
VCI is available in a variety of forms, including bags, films, and papers. It can be used to protect both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. VCI is an effective way to prolong the life of metal products and prevent corrosion damage. VCIs are typically used for long-term storage of metals, as they can protect for years.
How does a VCI work to protect metal surfaces from corrosion?
VCI, or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor, is a packaging technology that uses chemicals to prevent metal surfaces from rusting or corroding. When metal products are packaged in VCI-treated materials, the VCI molecules diffuse into the air and form a protective barrier.
VCI Film is made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET) and is available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses.
The key benefits of using VCI Film include:
- Prolongs the life of metal products
- Prevents corrosion damage
- Protects both ferrous and non-ferrous metals
- Available in a variety of sizes and thicknesses
Types of VCIs and their applications
VCI is a chemical compound that, when added to a storage medium, provides corrosion protection of metals by inhibiting the electrochemical reaction that leads to corrosion.
The three most common types of corrosion inhibitors are organic acids, inorganic acids, and phosphates. All three types of corrosion inhibitors work by forming a protective barrier on the metal surface that prevents oxygen and water from reaching the metal. In addition, organic acids and phosphates also provide some level of lubrication, which helps to reduce wear on metal surfaces.
VCIs are used in a wide variety of applications, including automotive parts storage, food packaging, and electronics packaging.
Our Complete Range of VCI Corrosion Inhibitors
If you are looking for premium vapour phase corrosion inhibitors you have come to the right place. Our complete range see most items available from stock here in Cheshire, United Kingdom. Whilst regular factory consignment deliveries allow for speedy shipping on made to order or non-stock items.
Advantages of using a VCI over other corrosion prevention methods
When it comes to corrosion prevention, there are a variety of legacy methods available. However, not all methods are equally effective. VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) technology is one of the most effective and longest-lasting corrosion prevention methods available. VCI works by creating a thin film on metal surfaces that acts as a barrier against corrosive gases and liquids. Additionally, VCI is safe for both humans and the environment, making it an ideal choice for a wide range of applications. When used properly, VCI can provide long-term protection against corrosion, saving time and money in the long run.
Common VCI Corrosion Inhibitor Questions
What is VCI Film?
VCI film is a type of flexible packaging that uses volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCIs) to protect metal parts and products from corrosion.
VCI film is made of materials that emit corrosion-inhibiting vapours, which are absorbed by metal surfaces to form a protective barrier. This barrier helps to prevent rust and other forms of corrosion by reducing the amount of oxygen and moisture that can encounter metal surfaces. VCI film is used in a variety of applications, including packaging for electronic components, automotive parts, and military equipment. It is available in both clear and opaque varieties and can be customized to meet the specific needs of each customer.
How does VCI Paper work?
VCI paper is a film packaging that uses a special type of paper that is impregnated with a volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI). This inhibitor protects the product from corrosion by forming a barrier between the metal and the atmosphere.
The VCI paper is placed in contact with the metal surface, and the inhibitor migrates to the surface of the metal, where it forms a thin layer of protection. This layer of protection prevents oxygen and moisture from encountering the metal, which would cause corrosion. VCIs are effective for short-term storage, but they must be replaced regularly to maintain their efficacy. Film packaging that uses VCI paper is an effective way to protect metal products from corrosion.
What is a VCI Bag?
A VCI bag is a type of protective packaging that is used to prevent corrosion on metal products. The bag is filled with a special solution that contains corrosion inhibitors. These inhibitors are released into the atmosphere inside the bag, creating a protective barrier around the metal product. The VCI bag can be used for both short-term and long-term storage, and it is an effective way to protect metal products from corrosion.
At Valdamark we offer the best corrosion protection solutions. When flexible VCI packaging is required we often introduce clients to the Cortec VpCI® bags, these superior quality is unmatched by other market offerings offers the ultimate protection for your metal products.
What is a VCI Emitter?
A VCI emitter is a device that emits volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) molecules into the air to help protect metal surfaces from corrosion. VCI emitters are often used in storage facilities and transportation hubs to protect metal parts and products from rust and other forms of corrosion.
VCI molecules emitted by the device adhere to metal surfaces, forming a protective barrier that helps to prevent rust and other forms of corrosion. VCI emitters are safe for use around humans and animals, and they do not cause any environmental damage. When used properly, VCI emitters can help to extend the lifespan of metal products and parts.
Our products are premium range, and you should consider our VpCI® emitters which offer enhanced protection for your products.
When is it appropriate to use a VCI for corrosion protection purposes?
When it comes to corrosion protection, using a VCI (volatile corrosion inhibitor) can be an effective way to ensure that metal parts are protected from rust and other forms of corrosion.
VCIs work by creating a barrier between the metal and the atmosphere, and they can be used for both short-term and long-term storage. In general, VCIs are most effective when used in closed containers, such as drums or boxes, as this helps to keep the VCI vapours concentrated around the metal parts.
When using a VCI for corrosion protection, it is important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions carefully, as improper use can result in ineffective protection or even damage to the metal parts.
What Sort of Products is VCI Packaging Used to Protect?
VCI packaging can be used to protect products made of aluminium, brass, copper, iron, stainless steel, and zinc. VCI packaging is available in a variety of forms, including bags, film, foils, papers, and wraps. VCI packaging is often used to protect products during storage and transportation.
What Type of VCI Packaging Bags Does Valdamark Supply?
Valdamark offers a range of VCI bags that are focused on the market leading Cortec VpCI 126 bags that offer enhanced protection from corrosion damage. These bags offer a high-level construction made up of LDPE plastic substrate with Cortec Corporation’s renowned Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitor VpCI® technology.
• Cortec VpCI® can be considered superior to traditional VCI polythene bags and other legacy corrosion prevention methods.
Our VCI bags are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. Our bag packaging can also be made in custom sizes. Our high-quality VCI bags are offered in two-dimensional flat bag versions with Ziplock features which makes for easy opening and closing or gusseted bags for those that may require a three-dimensional box-style bag.
What is the Best Product to Package in Valdamark's VCI Paper?
Our premium VCI paper products offer best-in-class solutions which have been developed specifically for protecting sensitive metals. Our paper is perfect for packaging car parts, heavy industrial machinery, and a large range of other metal products.
How Long Will VCI Packaging Protect Products Inside?
The VCI film is self-renewing, so it continues to provide protection if the product is stored in the VCI packaging. Depending on the product, VCI packaging can protect for months or even years. In general, VCI packaging is an effective and long-lasting way to protect metal products from corrosion.
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