Anti corrosive corrugated cardboard
Bio VCI corrugated board coating, has been developed in partnership with VCI (volatile corrosion inhibitor) experts MetPro. As proven in independent tests, it provides the highest levels of corrosion protection for ferrous metals during transit / storage – effectively creating cardboard VCI packaging.
Using Bio VCI also reduces the need for additional VCI products such as papers or films (eliminating secondary packaging), speeds up packing times, boosts productivity and streamlines your clients’ packaging inventory.
01: What is Bio VCI?
Offer packaging that inhibits corrosion and streamlines packaging processes
Bio VCI is an anti-corrosion coating that inhibits the onset of corrosion on metal products during storage or transit.
Ideal for automotive, aerospace and engineering industries, Bio VCI can help your customers avoid the costs associated with having to replace metal items that have corroded in transit.
Unlike other VCI solutions, Bio VCI can be handled without PPE and can be easily converted and glued using standard equipment / methods.
Correctly stored the shelf-life can be more than 18 months, although with lead times of approximately 48 hours and runs from 500 sq. metres, your sheet plant can be reactive to urgent requirements without holding stock.
02: How it Works.
How Bio VCI can protect items against corrosion
Bio VCI is a coating that acts as a Vapour Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI).
The coating releases molecules that coat metal surfaces of items that are stored inside a coated box and stop them from corroding.
This makes it a cost effective way to protect both ferrous and non-ferrous metal items whilst being transported or stored.
Bio VCI works through VCI molecules vaporising out of the coating on the board and saturating the area within any packaging that has been assembled.
The VCI molecules are drawn out of the coating due to polarisation and attach themselves to the metal surface of any goods inside the packaging. The coating then prevents any reaction with oxygen that would cause rust to appear on metal surfaces.
Using Bio VCI packaging will ensure that your customers can be confident of lower numbers of returns / replacements due to corroded items on delivery as well as improved levels of satisfaction for their clients, ultimately leading to repeat business.
03: Advantages of Bio VCI.
Ensuring efficient operations for your sheet plant
Bio VCI is a completely safe coating, meaning that sheets of board that have been coated can be handled with no risk to your operatives.
This removes the need for PPE, saving you the costs of purchasing specialist protective equipment and also streamlines operations in your plant.
The chemicals used in the VCI process do not use any nitrates, heavy metals, silicon or any other potentially dangerous substances.
The benefit of this is that board coated in Bio VCI is therefore biodegradable, recyclable and does not pose any threat to the environment. This means that your plant (or your customers) will not have to take any special measures to dispose of unused Bio VCI coated board, minimising disposal costs and additional storage prior to disposal.
Board that has been coated in Bio VCI should be converted within two-three months of manufacture to ensure maximum benefits of the anti-corrosive elements.
However, it can be stored for longer periods provided it is fully wrapped in stretch or shrink wrap.
This enables flexibility in your operations as you can keep coated board in stock if needed enabling you to respond quickly to customer needs and ensure continued satisfaction and repeat business.
Alternatively, as runs are available from 500 sq. metres, you can order the specific amount for individual jobs, as well as being able to cost effectively fulfil lower order volumes (boosting your overall sales).
Improve efficiency of your sheet plant’s operations
04: Benefits for Your Customers
Tangible benefits to offer your customers
Several independent research institutes have calculated that damage from corrosion costs the engineering industry in Europe millions of pounds every year.
Utilising a protective coating such as Bio VCI will reduce some of those costs by protecting items against corrosion both whilst in transit and also when being stored and awaiting use.
This in turn minimises returns, replacements and the need to write off damaged stock. It can even improve the perception of your business, and lead to repeat business through reliable supply.
Besides this, Bio VCI is an incredibly effective way of reducing your clients packaging inventory and costs.
Instead of them having to source specialist VCI papers, films or bags, you can offer them an all in one solution. Besides the cost savings for them, eradicating the need for secondary packaging also streamlines the packing process, saving time and improving productivity.
Another commonly used alternative to VCI papers and bags is the use of grease and similar protective coatings directly onto the metals’ surfaces.
As with eliminating the requirement for secondary packaging, another key benefit of Bio VCI is that it enables end users to use products directly out of the packaging without having to clean off these surface coatings. This can vastly reduce packing and unpacking times and enhance productivity and efficiency.
In summary, by offering your customers Bio VCI you can help them to minimise the cost and size of their packaging inventory, improve their packing times and improve their relationship with their own clients.
Features that increase efficiency and cost saving for your customers
05: Technical Specifications.
Conversion information, technical information and limited warranty
All statements, technical information and recommendations contained herein are based on tests GWP Coatings believes to be reliable, but the accuracy or completeness thereof is not guaranteed.
GWP Coatings warrants Bio VCI products will be free from defects when shipped to customers. GWP Coatings’ obligation under this warranty shall be limited to replacement of product that proves to he defective. To obtain replacement product under this warranty, the customer must notify GWP Coatings of the claimed defect within six months after shipment of product to customer. All freight charges for replacement product shall be paid by customer.
GWP Coatings shall have no liability for any injury, loss or damage arising out of the use of or the inability to use the products.
BEFORE USING, USER SHALL DETERMINE THE SUITABILITY OF THE PRODUCT FOR ITS INTENDED USE, AND USER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY WHATSOEVER IN CONNECTION THEREWITH.
No representation or recommendation not contained herein shall have any force or effect unless in a written document signed by an officer of GWP Coatings.
THE FOREGOING WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IN LIEU OF ALL, OTHER WARRANTIES, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION. ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY OR OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. IN NO CASE SHALL GWP COATINGS BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Overview of use and handling
06: Applications / Images.
View typical applications for Bio VCI coated products
View a selection of VCI packaging products created using Bio VCI coating, along with typical applications, Please click the individual thumbnails for a larger view.
07: GWP Coatings.
The professionals in corrugated cardboard coatings
GWP Coatings offers sheet plants a wide variety of protective coatings that offer protection to a range of items and industries.
As the the only independent UK coater of corrugated board, your business can select from the widest range of specialist coatings available from a single supplier.
As official members of the Sheet Plant Association (SPA) you can be assured that all coated board supplied is done so on a totally confidential trade service. This means that you can offer your customers a wider range of products that may not have been possible otherwise.
Based at a modern manufacturing facility in Cricklade all board is coated in-house. You can specify either high or low volume runs starting at just 200 sq. m, allowing you to offer your customers competitive options and prices no matter the size of their order.
Our experienced team is happy to offer free, no obligation advice and guidance on the coatings that we offer so you can be sure that your requirements will be met to your total satisfaction.
Offer your customers the benefits of corrugated VCI packaging
Please get in touch using the details below in order to request a confidential, no obligation quote, get impartial advice on the best coated corrugated material for use at your sheet plant, or for any other questions you may have.