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OK, So Just What Is VCI?

VCI  is an abbreviation for Vapor  Corrosion Inhibitor or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor. (Also known as VpCIs or Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitors.) These corrosion inhibiting compounds are coated on paper or polyethylene bags, and have sufficient vapor pressure to release molecules into the air. Due to their polarity, the VCI molecules are attracted to the surface of metal, just like a magnet. VCI molecules move from the paper or film directly to the surface of metals. When these compounds come in contact with metal surfaces they form a very thin molecular layer. This thin layer effectively inhibits corrosion on the metal surface by preventing air and moisture from coming in contact with the surface of the metal.

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How VCI Works

Corrosion begins when an electrolyte (water, oxygen, humidity) is present on the surface of a metal. When this happens, electrons then flow from high-energy areas of the metal to low energy areas in a loop, through the

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9 Ways That VCI Packaging Can Improve Your Company’s Image and Bottom Line

VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) packaging is a safe, clean, easy, economical method of rust prevention. VCI products can safely and effectively eliminate the need for messy, expensive, ineffective,

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Why VCI is an Environmentally Sound Choice

Buying Green VCI products from Green Packaging, Inc. serves two purposes: You are protecting your metal parts from corrosion AND protecting the environment at the same time. All of

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Why VCI Is Better Than R.P. Oils & Greases

Some advantages of using Green VCI instead of rust inhibiting liquids are:

  • Lower labor costs: Simply place your parts in a

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Which is Better – VCI Paper or VCI Poly?

Paper or Plastic? That’s a question that you most often hear when shopping at your local grocery store. But it also is a question you can ask regarding VCI

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