Evaluating ProPack VCI film

Background: Boris Miksic submitted 123 grams of Propack masterbatch in order to have a polyethylene-based film produced. A corrosion inhibitor performance evaluation is sought on this film.

Purpose: Evaluate the contact, barrier and vapor corrosion inhibitor protection offered by ProPack VCI film, manufactured by SLP.

Method: Razor Blade Test

VIA Test

SO2 Test

Materials: Razor Blade Test Kit

VIA Test Kit

SO2 Test Kit

Procedure: The above procedures were performed according to standard procedures for each.

Results:

Razor Blade Test

 

Carbon Steel

Copper

Material

Panel #1

Panel #2

Panel #3

Panel #1

Panel #2

Panel #3

ProPack VCI Film

Fail

Fail

Fail

Pass

Pass

Pass

Cortec VpCI-126 Blue Film*

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Pass

Control

Fail

Fail

Fail

Fail

Fail

Fail

*Typical results for Cortec VpCI-126 Blue film

VIA Test

Material

Plug #1

Plug #2

Plug #3

ProPack VCI Film

Grade 1

Grade 1

Grade 1

Cortec VpCI-126 Blue Film*

Grade 3

Grade 3

Grade 3

Control

Fail

Fail

Fail

*Typical results for Cortec VpCI-126 Blue film

SO2 Test

Material

Panel #1

Panel #2

Panel #3

ProPack VCI Film

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade3

Cortec VpCI-126 Blue Film*

Grade 4

Grade 4

Grade 4

Control

Fail

Fail

Fail

*Typical results for Cortec VpCI-126 Blue film

Conclusion: ProPack VCI film does not provide vapor corrosion protection and just a limited contact protection.

Project #: 02-253-4131

Estimated Cost of Project: 3 hours

VIA Test Grades (Grade 2 or 3 are passing)

 

 

SO2 Grades (Grade 3 and 4 are passing):

Grade 0- Extensive corrosion covering 25% or more of panel surface

Grade 1- Moderate corrosion covering 10-25% of panel surface

Grade 2- Slight corrosion covering 5-10% of panel surface

Grade 3- Very slight corrosion covering 0-5% of panel surface

Grade 4- No visible corrosion on panel surface

To: Cortec

From: Bob Berg

Date: 11/27/02

cc: Boris Miksic

Anna Vignetti

Art Ahlbrecht

Margarita Kharshan

Cliff Cracauer

Bob Boyle

Vanessa Schultz