Corrosion Protection

When packing corrosion susceptible products you need corrosion protection to protect against moisture getting to the surfaces of you products. Corrosion protection works in several different ways and it is critical to know which one is best for the parts you are packaging.Basic corrosion protection can be used for short term packaging and uses products like waxed paper and bitumen paper to reduce the amount of water reaching the packed items. These products are water resistant materials that stop any water getting to the products themselves, however they don't protect very well against airborne moisture as the packaging is very rarely airtight. As a result it will only protect parts in the short term, or protect parts with basic rust protection such as oil coated or painted surfaces.
VCI (volitile corrosion inhibitor) corrosion protection is the next level of corrosion protection and works by evaporating and condensing a corrosion inhibitor. A carrier material, usually paper or polythene, is impregnated with a VCI product which gradually evaporates out of the material and condenses on colder metal parts. This condensed VCI layer protects against moisture reaching the corrodible surfaces of the item. This is very effective because it coates even the tiniest nook and cranny, however it is crucial that the packaging is relatively well sealed or the VCI product can evaporate out of the packaging leaving the parts with no protection. It is because of this that VCI packaging is only recommended for short and medium term protection.
For long term protection against corrosion you need to completely seal your parts within an airtight container which contains enough desiccant inside to remove the moisture in the air within the packaging. This can be achieved with aluminium bags or thick plastic co-extruded with an air-proof barrier. Packaging for this level of corrosion protection really needs to be designed specifically for each application, as there are many factors that determine the correct packaging methodology.
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Waxed Kraft Paper Roll 900mm x 100m 55gsm
Waxed paper roll in 900mm width for protecting items from water damage. This water-proof paper is coated with wax and it used for wrapping items that need to be protected from water damage and corrosion.
£ 27.46 £ 27.46 27.46 GBP Add to Cart
Vaportek VCI Anti-Rust Paper Roll 900mm x 200m 50gsm
A standard 50gsm anti rust paper roll in 900mm width with a VCI additive impregnated into the paper. VCI paper is a rust-inhibiting paper that can be used for protecting ferrous metal parts from corrosion in damp environments or during transit & storage.
£ 45.86 £ 45.86 45.86 GBP Add to Cart
Heavy Duty Kraft VCI Anti-Rust Paper Roll 1000mm x 200m 100gsm
A heavy duty 100gsm VCI paper roll in 1000mm width for protecting ferrous metal parts from corrosion. VCI anti-corrosion paper can be used for interleaving between parts or wrapping around metal items to protect from rusting and corrosion.
£ 71.20 £ 71.20 71.2 GBP Add to Cart
Kraft Union Paper Roll 900mm x 100m 120gsm
A 900mm wide waterproof bitumen paper for lining crates and wrapping items vulnerable to water damage. Kraft union paper is a tar paper that has a layer of bitumen sandwiched between two layers of paper making it strong and waterproof.
£ 44.88 £ 44.88 44.88 GBP Add to Cart