Common Uses for Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Bags and Films


As one of the globe’s top suppliers of Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) containing bags and films, Marshall Plastic Film has a comprehensive understanding of the uses and limitations of vapor barrier materials. Offering a high durability, resistance to punctures and life-long protection, VCI materials help to prevent the spread of fungus, mildew and mold growth. They can also reduce the amount of radon gas that is able to enter a structure. But, benefits aside, what are the practical uses of VCI bags and films? In this post, we’re going to look at how – and why – they are utilized in various applications.

Increase building integrity

Just like a chain is only as strong as its weakest link, a building is only as secure as its easiest entry point. When it comes to moisture, those entry points can be miniscule… which is why vapor barriers are often installed along the building’s interior. Because of their ability to prevent water vapor and moisture from penetrating the walls, VCI materials can drastically reduce the infiltration and spread of dangerous – both structurally and bodily – molds.

Safe, long-term storage

In many industries, a number of application-critical products need to be stored for long periods of time. Because of the cost associated with procuring replacement products, it is important to maximize their shelf life. To defend against the damaging effects of fungus, mildew and mold, products are often stored in VCI bags that prevent moisture from accumulating inside the product’s packaging.

At Marshall Plastic Film, we have a dedicated, on-site laboratory that ensures that our products are fully capable of performing to meet the requirements of even the most demanding applications. ISO 9001 certified and committed to delivering only the highest quality plastic films, we are one of the world’s leading providers of vapor corrosion inhibitor films. If you have an application that requires tested, proven VCI films or bags, contact us today to learn more about our leading edge products.

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