Ferrogard (VCI-Papers for simple demands)
Ferrogard corrosion protection papers act in accordance with the VCI principle (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitors) i.e. they release small amounts of volatile protective substances. A protective atmosphere is built up in packaging containing this paper, providing reliable protection against corrosion for metal components. Ferrogard papers work on contact and from a distance and are nitrite-free.
Unlike BRANOrost paper, Ferrogard paper qualities are not designed to handle the same mechanical stress.
Scope of Protection
Steel and iron. Care should be taken with cast iron, zinc, cadmium, lead, soldering tin, magnesium, tungsten, molybdenum and copper and its alloys. For more challenging applications such as the protection of cast iron, we recommend BRANOrost corrosion protection paper (GC1).
Protection duration: 12 months for castings, 18 months for steel and iron.
Metal components can be protected against corrosion during the transport and storage process by packaging them together with Ferrogard papers (either by wrapping them in the paper, by lining the container or by using them as a partitioning paper). The distance between the Ferrogard paper and the metal will depend on the packaging volume and the amount of time needed for a protective atmosphere to build up. As a rule of thumb, the amount of time needed for a fully protective atmosphere to build up at a distance of 30 cm is approximately 15 minutes.
Ferrogard corrosion protection paper does away with the need to oil and grease. And the protected metal components are always ready for immediate use, because this system provides corrosion protection and simple, environmentally-friendly handling in one.
The surfaces to be protected must be dry and free from corrosion-promoting residues such as finger sweat, aggressive detergent-based substances and others. Acids and strong alkaline can also affect the corrosion protection system.
The protected materials should be kept away from direct contact with wood or acidic materials. It is also important to make sure that relative atmospheric humidity is kept low and that there is no atmospheric contamination (make sure that there is no wood in the packaging).
Ferrogard is to be used exclusively for the stipulated applications (packaging / preservation of metal parts susceptible to damage). We accept no liability for consequential damage resulting from improper use.
Ferrogard products are available in smooth paper, are active on one or both sides and have differing basic weights. Additional there are creped and PE-coated papers.
Available in roll and sheet form.
Cool and dry, away from direct sunlight. Maximum storage time in the original packaging: 12 months.
Ferrogard is materially recyclable. It is marked with the recycling symbol. Since the thermal value is > 11,000 kJ/kg the material may be introduced into an energy recovery process. If burning is neither technically possible nor feasible, the material may be disposed of or burnt with domestic waste according to local authority regulations.
Ferrogard papers are not regarded as being hazardous substances according to the hazardous substance regulations. It should be handled in a well-ventilated space; one should not eat or drink while working with it, nor should foods be stored in the work area where it is used, and the hands and face should be washed after use. Further information can be found in our Material Safety Data Sheet.
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