Custom Packaging Solutions from MetPro Adapted to Suit Your Needs
We’ve been developing Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors (VCI) Packaging solutions since 1997, allowing us to provide custom packaging solutions to various industries. VCIs can be incorporated into a number of different substrates in order to produce an effective rust preventive packaging product. MetPro’s custom packaging products are used in a wide range of applications:
- Primary metal products
- Equipment and engineering
- Machinery and other metal related markets
There’s no packaging problem too big or too small! Custom Packaging products can be adapted to suit all of our customers’ packaging needs. Our extensive range of VCI packaging products include:
- VCI Film
- VCI Masterbatch
- VCI Paper
- VCI Liquids
- VCI Weave
- VCI Foam
- VCI Sachets
- VCI Tablets
- VCI Emitters
- VCI Power cards
- Climapac 2810
Our range of custom packaging solutions ensure that our customers can achieve all their anti-corrosion packaging needs from one source.
MetPro has a dedicated Research and Development team who keep up to date with changing market trends and legislation requirements.
VCI films provide effective corrosion protection to a wide range of metals. VCI film protects metal parts through direct contact and vapor action. The anti-corrosion chemicals volatilize into the surrounding enclosed areas and release vapor deposits on the metal to form a protective layer on the surface. Our VCI films are clean and easy to use and are suitable for both automatic and manual packing. Once unpacked, the metals don’t require additional cleaning or degreasing and are ready for immediate use.
MetPro’s VCI film is manufactured in compliance with a multitude of industry standards. VCI films are available in a range of sizes and formats:
- Single wound sheeting
- Center fold sheeting
- Flat and gusseted bags
- Case liner and covers
- Skin/stretch and shrink film
- Elasticated bags
- Lock-tip-bag/zipper bag
- Sealed shapes and special constructions
- Bubble films
- Special constructions to customer demand
VCI film can be customized to a customer’s branding by printing special colors or matching the color of the film to a specific requirement.
The main features include:
• Rust prevention
• Moisture resistance
• Transparent for easy viewing of packaged goods
• Durable and long-lasting
• Nitrite free
• Amine free
• Puncture resistant
• UV protection
MetPro manufactures a comprehensive range of additive masterbatches that are a chemical concentrate in pellet form and can be blended with polymer resins like LDPE/LLDPE/HDPE to produce a wide variety of VCI film products depending on your end application.
When VCI Masterbatch is blended with a polymer, the finished VCI film product offers corrosion protection by releasing vapors forming a mono-molecular protective layer on the surface of the metal. This protective layer remains until your package is opened and then evaporates leaving a clean metal surface.
VCI Masterbatch can be used in a wide variety of manufacturing processes like injection molding, stretch/skin film, blown and cast film extraction.
Compatibility testing is carried out by our technical team to ensure that additional materials used in the extrusion process such as chalks and colors are compatible and don’t have an adverse effect on the anti-corrosion properties of the VCI Masterbatch.
MetPro also manufactures rust preventative paper that can be used to protect a wide range of metals. Our VCI paper comes in a wide of weights and formats depending on the application that is required: Kraft Paper, PE Kraft paper, Wax Paper, Barrier Paper, Corrugated, 1 side protection or 2 sides protection.
VCI Paper provides superior corrosion protection for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. MetPro’s VCI paper can be used to wrap metal parts or as interleaves. This provides a dry method of protection which enables effective long-term protection of metal parts. MetPro provides a comprehensive range of papers incorporating specialist chemical technologies chosen specifically to suit the metal to be protected.
MetPro has formulated an extensive range of VCI Liquids that can be utilized in a wide variety of applications. Two main applications for VCI liquids are VCI paper coating and metalworking fluids.
Our VCI liquid products are a full range of oil-free and water-soluble concentrates and offer complete protection at all levels of metal treatment – from processing through to cleaning and ultimately to storage. These include CorroWork® for protection during metal working (drilling, milling, and grinding), CorroClean® (water-soluble cleaners) for washing, and CorroTect® for protection during storage.
MetPro’s VCI weave consists of a polyolefin woven fabric coated with a VCI solution. The VCI Weave is designed to save money and time. Woven CoilWrap® is a woven PE fabric used where extra strength and tear resistance is required for packing large steel coils. This new and innovative woven film made of polyethylene provides vapor corrosion protection to a wide variety of metal products including, but not limited to, steel strip, black plate, drum stock, galvanized, rod, tubes and aluminum plate and profiles.
As part of our VCI product range, MetPro also supplies a host of VCI support products. Our VCI Support products include foams, board, sachets, tablets and emitters can be used in conjunction with its packaging products. The VCI chemical diffuses into the surrounding area forming a protective layer on the metal surface.
MetPro’s VCI Foams are water-based and are ideal for the safe packing of expensive and delicate electronic equipment. The key unique feature of VCI foam is the ability to contain a high volume of vapour phase and contact corrosion inhibitors, providing over 10 times more anti-corrosion protection than the standard VCI Paper and Film products.
VCI board can be used as a support product with a VCI Film or as a stand-alone product in a normal polyethylene bag. MetPro’s VCI board contains a high volume of VCI which makes it ideal for the long-term protection of metal parts during storage or transport. VCI board can be supplied in a wide variety of color and sizes, with custom print options, if required.
VCI sachets are versatile and easy to apply with their rust prevention properties allowing the protection of a wide range of metals like mild steel, aluminum, copper and zinc. VCI sachets are available in sizes of 1, 5 and 10 grams.
VCI tablets are formed from VCI powder and are an efficient and dry method of offering ferrous and non-ferrous anti corrosion protection. They’re ideal for the protection of electrical boxes and cabinets.
VCI emitters are a combination of an impregnated board inside an easy to install plastic holder. They’re commonly used in electrical boxes and control panels and is a cost-effective way to protect metals.
VCI Power cards:
A relatively new addition to the MetPro’s VCI packaging range are VCI Power Cards. MetPro BioCor®. VCI Power Cards are based on a new generation of VCI, which combines even better corrosion protection with the highest level of responsibility for occupational health. The vapour corrosion inhibitors integrated into the VCI Power Cards consist entirely of natural extracts, which redefine toxicological safety in the field of VCI. The phenomenal performance means less material which meets recycling criteria and optimization of resources.
MetPro BioCor® provides genuine multi-metal protection during transportation and long-term storage. This is demonstrated by extensive approvals in the metalworking and automotive industries, as well as relevant tests by the BFSV, IKS and PIRA.
MetPro’s BioCor VCI Powercards offer protection to steel, stainless steel, galvanized steel, iron, copper, brass, chromium, nickel, aluminum, cast iron, silver, tin, magnesium, tungsten, manganese.
This water-vapour-proof Climapac 2810 aluminium composite film is perfectly suited for the purposes of climate protection packaging, corrosion protection and long-term preservation. The film protects valuable packaged goods from all climatic conditions encountered during modern sea, air or overland transport. Climapac 2810 sets the standard when it comes to seaworthy packaging in international commercial transport.
Committed to High Quality Custom Packaging Solutions
Our customers’ packaging needs are of the utmost importance! We’ll continuously support you to ensure that we develop a suitable custom packaging solution for your requirements. We’re committed to supplying a high-quality product – which may require some modification from the standard range – but we’ll ensure the technical ability of our products is not diminished. MetPro has the capacity and ability to customize and test products to address the changing needs of our clients. We pride ourselves in supplying high quality products with a high-quality support system.
MetPro, a Transcendia Company, is an international industrial packaging company with locations around the globe. Specializing in VCI packaging including: VCI Film, Contract Packaging, VCI Paper, and Automotive Packaging. We set the standard for the packaging industry! Put us to the test! Call us today and get advice from our technical specialists on all of your packaging needs!