95% of corrosion cases are caused by deposits from previous manufacturing processes – residues of washing liquids, metalworking fluids, dust, acid or base activators or passivators during different coating types or deposits of acid gases during the process.
What this means is that your products are starting to corrode even before they
are shipped. Even with VCI Papers and wraps put on afterward, corrosive elements may have already attached to your metal and started doing damage.
So, what causes this damage?
There are three categories of fluids used in the manufacturing process, and each one has an effect on the corrosion of your products.
1. Metal Working Fluids
This category includes fluids from things like Drilling, Milling, Sawing, Tapping,
Cutting, Grinding and more. Believe it or not, using the wrong metal working fluids in
this early process can cause rust and corrosion from the start.
2. Cleaning Fluids
It may be counter-intuitive, but yes, the wrong cleaning products, or cleaning incorrectly, can damage your products. It’s important to not only use the right cleaning product, but to make sure that the cleaning product has been cleaned off completely as well.
3. Protective Fluids
Here’s the part of the process where most people begin to worry about corrosion, but by now, damage has already been done.
So, How Do You Prevent Rust and Corrosion?
MetPro has corrosion protection and rust prevention products for each step of the
manufacturing process, and each one is specifically designed for its stage. We offer the highest level of protection for your products from start to finish. Learn more about Rust Prevention here!
MetPro, a Transilwrap Company, is an international industrial and automotive packaging company with locations around the globe. Specializing in VCI Film, Industrial Packaging, Contract Packaging, VCI Paper, and Automotive Packaging, MetPro sets the standard for the packing industry. Visit MetProGroup.com for more!