Block Out Static and Corrosion with EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 for Electronics Packaging

November 16, 2021

Electronics are a growth industry. PCBs are everywhere-phones, smart watches, X-ray machines, microscopes, pacemakers, manufacturing equipment, automobiles, marine and aerospace navigation equipment, digital signs, and more! Add to this the pent-up demand from supply chain shortages and society’s increasing digitization and the market outlook soars. However, two hidden challenges of static and corrosion threaten to give big headaches to manufacturers of sensitive electronics. Static damage can take place simply when moving an electronic across the production floor or putting it in a bag. Corrosion can attack during overseas shipment or under fluctuating humidity. Fortunately, manufacturers can guard against both problems with one packaging material: EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film & Bags.

Two-in-One Electronics Protection
EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film and Bags are distinctive in their ability to prevent corrosion and ESD damage. This film combines the most effective multi-metal corrosion protection with strong static dissipative properties. ESD properties conform to MIL-PRF-81705 E:

Surface resistivity between 105 and 1012 Ω
Static decay rate <2 seconds

Cortec® VpCI® films and bags replace conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants, allowing the product to be used immediately without cleaning or degreasing. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors embedded in the film and bags vaporize and condition the atmosphere inside the package to protect void and recessed areas. These vapors form a protective molecular layer that does not need to be cleaned off the surfaces of metal components to which it attaches. EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 is suitable for PCBs and other electronic parts because it protects a variety of metals:

Steel
Copper, alloys
Aluminum, alloys
Brass
Solder
Nickel

EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film & Bags are very user-friendly and compatible with electronics. They do not contain free amines or harmful Prop 65 ingredients. Nor do they affect optical properties, plastics, or the solderability of PCBs or parts.

An Easy Solution for Today’s Electronics
EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film & Bags are recommended for packaging integrated circuits, printed circuit boards, PCB components, telecommunications equipment, electronic and electrical panels, and enclosures. They present a simple solution for adding that extra layer of static and corrosion protection in process, in storage, or in shipment to ensure that the end user gets the materials in like-new condition to avoid premature failure from an undetected defect. Protection is as easy as placing the PCB or other electronic in a bag and zipping or sealing it shut.

EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film & Bags come in custom-sized bags, film, or tubing, with thicknesses ranging from 2- 6 mils (50-150 microns). They are also available as EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 HP Permanent ESD Film & Bags, a high-performance version for extended protection and maximum durability.

Contact Cortec® today to discuss your application needs: https://www.cortecpackaging.com/contact-us/

Learn more about EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 Static Dissipative Film & Bags here:
https://www.cortecvci.com/products/vpci-packaging-products/ecosonic-vpci-125/

Keywords: electronics packaging, ESD protection, corrosion protection, antistatic bag, anticorrosion packaging, Cortec, VpCI, VCI, Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors, printed circuit boards

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