7 Reasons Why Rust Preventative Oils Are So Costly

It is estimated that corrosion costs American Industry $350 BILLION dollars per year. This cost is ultimately passed on to consumers. Corrosion is not only unsightly; it can damage the structural integrity of metal parts. For highly machined metal parts, even a small amount of corrosion can render the parts unusable. Your customers may reject your parts and return them to you for scrap or re-work. This process is not only costly in terms of money, but also in terms of your company’s reputation. Traditional corrosion inhibiting oils and greases are not only costly, messy, and harmful to the environment, but when your customers receive their parts, the oils and greases require removal. Often, the removal of these oils requires the use of solvents, and of course, additional labor. These solvents are also hazardous to the environment, and hazardous to employees’ health.

Corrosion is a natural, electrochemical process that causes metal to rust, weaken and eventually break down. Rust and corrosion are unsightly, dangerous, and costly to metal parts manufacturers.  Many  foundries, machine shops, metal stamping companies, metal forming companies, metalcasters, and other metal parts manufacturers use messy Rust Preventative (R.P.) Oils to prevent corrosion and rust on their parts. The oils create a barrier between the metal surface and the elements in the atmosphere (oxygen, moisture, salt, contaminants, etc.) that cause corrosion.  R.P. Oils can be effective against corrosion, but they are also costly not only in terms of dollars, but they are also costly in terms of their ill-effects on the environment and your employees’ health.

Here are just 7 reasons why R.P. Oils are so costly:

1. Applying rust preventative liquids by spraying, brushing or dipping is extremely labor-intensive
2. Disposal of drums and oil-soaked rags is very expensive
3. Storing flammable R.P. oils in your plant can dramatically increase insurance premiums
4. R.P. Oils  pollute lakes, streams, and groundwater
5. R.P. Oils contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s)  which are harmful to the earth and employee’s health
6. Common spills of R.P oils often lead to employee slip and fall accidents
7. Many R.P. oils contain carcinogens

There is a modern, clean, dry, effective way to prevent rust and corrosion, and their many costs. The solution is Green
VCI Paper and VCI Poly Bags.  Green VCI Paper and Green VCI Poly products are a unique line of environmentally-friendly vapor phase corrosion inhibitors. Rust inhibiting chemicals are coated or impregnated into paper or polyethylene. When metal parts are packaged in Green VCI Paper or Green VCI Poly, the rust inhibitor chemicals migrate off of the paper or poly and deposit on the surface of the metal parts. Green VCI technology works on a molecular level. The rust inhibitor molecules completely cover all surfaces of the metal (including hard to reach places) and prevent oxygen and moisture from causing corrosion and rust on the metal.

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