What Is VCI?

VCI Film
VCI stands for Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor. Papers and films treated with engineered chemicals safely protect metals from corrosion. The chemicals in the VCI products are volatile. When metals are wrapped or packaged in VCI, the chemicals volatilize in the packaging environment and create a protective molecular layer on the surface of the metal. This protective layer prevents contaminants such as salt, dirt and oxygen from causing corrosion by depositing on the metal. Not all VCI’s are created equal and often, one VCI formulation that works under one set of conditions will not work under another. One has to take into account all aspects of the process, metals composition, packaging, storage and shipping conditions in order to select the right packaging media and VCI formulation. We offer a wide variety of VCI protective paper and chances are we have one that will be effective in any specific application.


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