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.
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
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,
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
Some advantages of using Green VCI instead of rust inhibiting liquids are:
- Lower labor costs: Simply place your parts in a