Three Keys to Electronics Corrosion Protection

November 20, 2020

Electronics are everywhere and play a critical role in today’s society. Because electronics are also prone to corrosion, taking a few small preventative measures now can go a long way toward avoiding equipment failures or product returns in the future. These VpCI® Technology precautions can be summarized by three basic keys to electronics protection: Emit, Spray, Wrap.

Emit: VpCI®-101, VpCI®-105, and VpCI®-111 Emitters are small, simple devices perfect for protecting the inside of an electronics enclosure or electrical cabinet. They release Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors that form a protective molecular layer even on intricate or hard to reach metal surfaces. Their self-adhesive backings make them easy to stick inside compartments for protection during shipping, operation, or layup.

Spray: ElectriCorr® VpCI®-238 and ElectriCorr® VpCI®-239 are dual cleaner/protector formulations that can be easily spray-applied onto electrical contacts. They leave behind a very thin protective film that does not alter the electrical resistance or magnetic properties of metal substrates. They are great to use prior to shipment or for ongoing maintenance of electronics such as digital signs. 

Wrap: Packaging small, sensitive electronics for shipment in VpCI®-125 ESD Bags will give them dual protection against corrosion and static discharge damage. Larger electrical cabinets and appliances can be prepared for export or layup by wrapping them with VpCI®-126 Film where no ESD protection is needed.

Each step can play a role in protecting new or existing electronics equipment, and a combination of all three makes an excellent export packaging strategy for shipping electronics/electricals overseas. Remember these three simple keys and contact us today to get your electronics protection plan started: 

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