1. What is VpCI®?
VpCI® stands for Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors protect metal from corrosion without being in direct contact with the metal surface.
2. How does VpCI® work?
VpCI® works by sublimating, or vaporizing, from the packaging material and saturating or filling the packaged atmosphere. Once the atmosphere is saturated, VpCI® molecules bind, or adsorb, onto the metal surface. This action forms a thin, mono-molecular layer that prevents corrosion from occurring.
3. How Are VpCI® Coatings Different from Other Coatings ?
VpCI® Coatings differ from other coatings by the corrosion inhibitor chemistry which is formulated into the coating. This chemistry is proven effective in a wide range of coatings systems and in many cases allows our coatings to be more environmentally friendly than traditional coatings.
4. Do I Need to Clean the Surface Before Applying a VpCI® Coating ?
In order to achieve optimal coating performance it is always recommended to start with a clean surface. Our technical application guides have our recommendations.
5. How Should I Apply VpCI® Coatings ?
Our coatings can be applied using all traditional application methods. Please refer to our data sheets or our application guides for more details.