NuGRD™ Anti-Corrosive (VCI)
Provides a unique, cost-effective solution to
prevent surface corrosion of packaged components and protects
All ferrous & non-ferrous metals are prone
corrosion in presence of oxygen and moisture.
The oxidation needs acidic pH.
NuGRD™ is a unique nitrite and nitrate free
anti-corrosive solution providing protection for multiple
ferrous and non-ferrous metals. It is an additive based on
the mixture of weak acid salts incorporated in wax.
It is based on vapor-phase corrosion
inhibitors that protect the corrodible contents from rusting,
converted into plastic master batch in LLDPE, PS, PBT and other
Metals packaged using NuGRD™
technology are protected from salt, humidity, condensation,
moisture and atmospheric contaminants. The NuGRD™ vaporizes and
condenses on all metal surfaces in the enclosed package.
Unique Features & Advantages
Anti-corrosion properties are activated immediately after the
production of the film. VCI films
exhibit the anti-corrosion of properties at temperatures below
5°C/41°F. Optimum protection effects are best when objects are
completely sealed within the film that is heat sealable with
standard equipment. However, bags or sheets can be tied, folded,
taped or stapled for protection equal to a heat sealable enclosure. The VCI
film does not have to be in contact with the metal to protect it
the vapors travel to all portions of the enclosure.
Based on weak acid salts of aliphatic
amines incorporated in wax, converted to plastic master
batch in LLDPE, PS, PBT or other polymers
Prevents surface corrosion of packed
Human and ecologically safe
Compatible with respective polymers
Plastic/polymer industry; used in films to
Parts, components, and completed assemblies
during shipping and storage
Tools, spare parts and components, bin and
box liners, motors and mechanical control
Electrical equipment and controls, and
tubular products and pipe
Mixture of weak acid salts
of aliphatic amines incorporated in wax,
converted into plastic master batch in LLDPE,
PS, PBT or other polymers.
||Stable up to
processing temperature of the polymer.
There are no adverse health
effects from the use of VCI. All additives are
FDA, GRAS and TOSCA compliant.
Mechanism of Action
- Acting as a catalyst, silver reportedly disables the enzyme
that one-celled bacteria and fungi need for their oxygen metabolism. They suffocate and are
- Silver in the anti-microbial/anti-fungal additive exerts an
antimicrobial effect on bacteria (Escherichia coli, Salmonella Typhimurium, Staphylococcus Aureus,
Klebsiella Pnuemoniae, etc.) and fungi (Aspergillus Niger, Penicillium
Globosum, Gliocladium Virens, Aureobasidium Pullulans, etc.)
addition NuGRD is 1% let down.
Stable up to processing the temperature of the
- Shelf life: 24 months from the date of manufacture
- Conditions: Store in a dry place at room temperature
Ecological and Toxicological Properties
No adverse health effects from the use of the
additives in VCI are known. All additives in the formulation are
listed on the GRAS and are TOSCA
approved. This product is free
from nitrates and there are no known adverse effects on the
working environment. We
recommend that this product be kept closed in a dry place.