Whether you’re looking to decrease costs, reduce packaging time or increase customer satisfaction, there are always improvements to make as a metal parts manufacturer in the realm of corrosion protection.
However, pains change, and regardless of where your pain is most immediate today, that pain may evolve and change as you grow and acquire more business.
The important thing is to learn from the struggles of metal manufacturers that have gone before you so you don’t make the same mistakes.
Do You Share The Pains Of These Metal Manufacturers?
Investing too much time in labor-intensive packaging: Simply because the type of corrosion protection you’re using eliminates corrosion does not mean you should stop looking for process improvements. When you manufacture and ship in high volume, cutting packaging time really impacts financials.
Working in challenging production and shipping environments: Contaminants and flash corrosion sometimes result from casting, machining and other forms of metal processing, which makes packaging parts tricky. When dealing with high temperatures, high humidity and complicated manufacturing and shipping processes, vary the types of corrosion protection you use to accommodate an end-to-end manufacturing, shipping and receiving lifecycle.
Dealing with rejected metal parts: Customers may reject parts or parts may fail to pass factory inspection due to contamination and the early onset of rust. The rust remover you choose needs to be safe for employees, highly effective and easy to apply. Anything less than perfect will result in poor customer relations, subjecting your employees to hazardous chemicals and rising costs related to disposing of metal parts no one wants to use.
Packaging A Variety Of Metal Parts And Equipment Using VCI
While your pains might be clear, the type of corrosion protection to alleviate your pain and solve your rust problems may not be so clear.
Below are some ways domestic metal parts manufacturers have used VCI products:
- Crankshafts individually packaged in VCI bags
- Gears packaged in a crate lined with gusseted VCI poly bags
- Steel bars automatically wrapped in VCI stretch film
- Heavy cast iron parts transported in a container lined in a VCI bag and VCI paper interleaved between parts
- Electrical control cabinets and gun cabinets protected by VCI emitters and desiccants
Why Domestic Metal Parts Manufacturers Are Switching To VCI
- Ability to streamline product packaging while improving corrosion protection
- No more need for messy and toxic greases and oils
- No special disposal requirements due to products being recycled or dumped as ordinary waste
- Ability to combine types of corrosion protection for a more flexible packaging solution to match processing, shipping and customer demands
Locating The Right VCI Product For Metal Parts Manufacturing
VCI Paper: Recyclable, pH neutral, short-term form of corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
VCI Bags: Water resistant, economical, transparent bags for easy metal parts packaging. Simply place the metal part inside the bag, fold and close with an air-tight seal.
VCI Stretch Films: Perfect for large or hard-to-protect metal parts and equipment, stretch films are easy to apply and provide corrosion protection for up to two years.
VCI Emitters: For vapor corrosion protection for metals within enclosures, such as gun cabinets, tool boxes, electrical cabinets and more.
The products you choose in your fight against corrosion are as important as any element inside your manufacturing process. Don’t take any shortcuts on the route to shipping rust-free parts to happy customers anywhere in the country.
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