Protecting overseas cargo from the elements

Protecting overseas cargo from the elements

In order to safely ship delicate electronic equipment overseas, one must address several factors.  The product must be secured and properly cushioned; one must use proper crating materials.  Another very important issue is keeping the equipment free from any corrosion or contamination.    Packnet understands that even the slightest hint of corrosion can adversely affect the performance of delicate electronics and related equipment.  

When shipping via ocean freight, there is no getting around the fact that the cargo will be exposed to humidity and salt atmospheres.   A crate will experience salt mist both at the export and import facilities and certainly while at sea.   Salt is a deadly corrosive agent that will erode away the protective surface on non-finished or plated metals and accelerate oxidation.   In addition to salt, there are other corrosive environments that cargo can get exposed to including sulfur, solvents and oils.

That is why Packnet uses a variety of Cortec corrosion inhibiting products when packing overseas cargo.      VpCI-126™ Blue is commonly used to protect equipment and cargo.   The product is a high technology vapor phase corrosion inhibiting film or bag that is used to wrap or shroud the product.  It provides outstanding corrosion protection for up to 5 years, depending on material thickness and application.  It is easy to use and does not require any degreasing or washing to remove the coating.   Since the product is transparent, part identification is easy.   Best of all, this product is environmentally friendly; it’s non- toxic, and recyclable. 

Cortec VpCI-126 Blue gives metal components continuous protection from salt, humidity, condensation and other industrial atmospheres.   The film emits a vapor that condenses to the metal surface in the enclosure, protecting hard-to-reach interior surfaces.    With Cortec and VpCI products, you can be assured that your product will arrive rust free.

Case study on how VpCI-126 was used to protect electronic equipment.


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