Corrosion is a significant challenge in the steel coil industry, causing damage to steel coils and resulting in decreased productivity and profitability. As a result, rust-preventative coatings have commonly been used by steel coil suppliers and manufacturers to provide steel coil corrosion protection during storage and transportation. However, one solution in the steel coil industry has gained popularity: ZERUST®/EXCOR® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) paper, poly, and coil covers.
VCI paper is a kraft packaging paper manufactured with added VCI chemistry that releases corrosion inhibitors into the enclosure or packaging to protect steel coils, while VCI poly is a plastic film treated with corrosion inhibitors that are used to wrap steel coils or line containers. In addition to VCI paper and poly, ZERUST® also offers VCI coil covers, which are a convenient packaging product made of ZERUST® VCI film with an elastic band that is designed to fit over the top and bottom of metal coils. Here are the top five reasons why the steel coil industry prefers ZERUST®/EXCOR® VCI paper and poly over rust-preventative coatings:
1. Ease of Use:
VCI paper and poly are simple to use. They do not require specialized equipment or labor to apply, making them cost-effective.
2. Environmentally Friendly:
ZERUST® VCI paper and poly are environmentally friendly and do not release harmful substances into the air or soil.
ZERUST® VCI paper and poly can be reused multiple times, making them a more sustainable option compared to traditional coatings.
4. Protection in Enclosed Spaces:
ZERUST® VCI paper and poly protect against corrosion in enclosed spaces, such as containers or storage areas, where traditional coatings may not be effective.
VCI paper and poly are cost-effective as they reduce the need to reapply, compared to traditional coatings.
ZERUST®/EXCOR® has helped steel coil manufacturers replace rust-preventative coatings with the use of our VCI paper and poly products. Effectively providing steel coil corrosion protection, maintaining their condition during storage and transport, and reducing costs and environmental impact. Contact ZERUST®/EXCOR® for a corrosion management solution that is most effective for your metal assets.