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April 27, 2006

VCI Paper Grades & Types

VPI VCI VCPI VPN MPI VpCI Paper Continued.....

As we discussed in our previous article on the branding of VCI paper manufacturers typcially come up with their own branding to describe their brand of This article further explores the key elements for success using VCI Paper for corrosion protection in packaging.


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April 22, 2006

Mil-C-16173 & Mil-PRF-16173 Grades


Mil Prf-16173 Corrosion Inhibitor Grades


This is a continuation, of our discussion last month, about the and Mil-PRF-16173 military specifications. There are four different grades and two different classes that are often used in the military specification for above.

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April 14, 2006

Corrosion Control

Simply put, corrosion control is the field of study that is concerned with the prevention, retarding, slowing down, the normal natural process of the oxidation of metals. When applied to ferrous metals this process is typically called . For all other metals including ferrous metals the process is called .

There are a number of great web sites providing information about and :

Daubert Cromwell Corrosion Control Canada Corrosion VCI NACE

April 12, 2006

Selecting VCI Paper

There are many different types and brands of in the marketplace.

Many manufacturers use their own branding referring to it as or other acronym to describe their particular brand of the . Manufacturers or marketeers will do this in an attempt to "differentiate their product" from those of competitors. In addition to they will often add their own product code numbers or trade names.

As in these two examples: Product Code: VCI-146 OR VCI Paper Product Code: PW-32

Basically all of these catchy buzz words and marketing "spin" mean, or try to convey, the same particular attribute of the . The meaning of the terms are basically the same. This is paper used to wrap or as for metal parts or metal materials to slow down or prevent the natural process of rust and corrosion. The paper is impregnated or coated with a .
This branding or descriptive term has changed several times during the past 50 years probably as the industry tries to re-invent itself or find a unique term to describe the benefits of their products. The current generally accepted terminology used by knowledgeable and experienced companies in North America today is . There are of course a few exceptions where a manufacturer will use their own trade name and then define the product properties.

See below:

VCI Translation: Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor or Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor
VPI Translation: Vapor Phase Inhibitor or Vapor Paper Inhibitor

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April 10, 2006

Finding Corrosion Control Products

A recent survey conducted by UK-based online marketing firm, Harvest Digital shows that Google is almost universally recognized as the UK's leading search engine. It is generally accepted that the results are similar in North America.

A large group of search engine users express less than stellar expectations from their experience with search engines. There is a growing dissatisfaction with search results.

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April 03, 2006

VCI Paper Sheets

VCI Paper 12  x 12 

12 inch x 12 inch VCI Paper Sheets 30# Kraft with Multi-metal VCI 1000 sheets/bundle A multi-metal vci paper suitable for all types of metals.

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