VCI Film

What is VCI Film?

VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) packaging film is a specialized material used primarily to protect metal items from corrosion during storage and transit. It works by emitting volatile molecules that create a protective layer on metal surfaces. shielding them from moisture, oxygen, and other corrosive elements that cause oxidation. VCI packaging films are available in various forms such as rolls, bags, and sheets, making them versatile for different packaging needs. They are widely used across industries like automotive, aerospace, electronics, and military, where metal components need long-term protection. VCI films are favoured for their effectiveness, ease of application, and eco-friendly characteristics compared to traditional methods like oils and desiccants. They provide a reliable solution to preserve metal integrity and prevent costly corrosion damage throughout the supply chain.

How Does VCI Packaging Film Work?

VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) packaging film works by releasing volatile molecules into the air surrounding metal objects. These molecules form a protective layer on the metal surfaces, creating a barrier that prevents moisture and other corrosive agents from reaching the metal. The VCI Film molecules adsorb onto the metal surface, forming a molecular layer that inhibits the electrochemical reactions responsible for corrosion. This layer is self-replenishing and continues to protect the metal even if the packaging film is resealed after opening. VCI packaging films are designed to be non-toxic, residue-free, and safe to use with a wide range of metal types, including ferrous and non-ferrous metals. They are effective for long-term storage and transportation, ensuring that metal components and products remain corrosion-free and in optimal condition until they are used.

How to wrap VCI Film on Metal?

Wrapping metal with VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) film is a straightforward process that ensures effective protection against corrosion. Here are the general steps to wrap VCI film on metal: Prepare the Metal Surface: Ensure that the metal surface is clean and free from dirt, oils, and other contaminants. Any residues on the metal can compromise the effectiveness of the VCI film. Cut the VCI Film to Size: Measure and cut the VCI film to the appropriate size for wrapping around the metal object. VCI films are available in rolls or sheets and can be easily trimmed using scissors or a utility knife. Wrap the Metal Object: Carefully wrap the metal object with the VCI film, ensuring that the entire surface area of the metal is covered. The film should fit snugly around the metal to minimize air pockets. Seal the Edges: If using a VCI bag or a larger sheet of film, ensure the edges are securely sealed to prevent moisture or air from entering. You can use tape, heat sealing equipment, or specialized VCI bag closures for this purpose.

How long does VCI Film Last?

The longevity of VCI (Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor) film depends on various factors such as the specific formulation of the film, environmental conditions, and the duration of storage or transit. Generally, VCI films are designed to provide corrosion protection for extended periods, ranging from months to years. According to BENZ Packaging Solutions, a manufacturer of VCI films, the duration of protection can vary based on these factors. They offer VCI films with different formulations tailored to provide protection for specific durations, such as 6 months, 1 year, or longer.

VCI packaging Film Manufacturer in India

BENZ Packaging Solutions, based in India, is a leading manufacturer specializing in VCI films designed to protect metal components from corrosion during storage and transportation. Their VCI films are crafted from high-quality polyethylene (PE) or polypropylene (PP), infused with corrosion inhibitors, and available in various thicknesses to meet diverse application needs. These films are heat-sealable, transparent for easy inspection, tear-resistant, and suitable for use with different packaging methods. Benz Packaging emphasizes environmental sustainability and adheres to rigorous quality standards, making them a reliable choice for industries such as automotive, aerospace, electronics, and metal manufacturing seeking effective corrosion protection solutions. We are also supplier and manufacturer of VCI Paper and VCI bags.
At BENZ Packaging, we offer cutting-edge technology for your packaging needs, including our advanced VCI Films & VCI Bags, designed to provide ultimate protection against corrosion. These innovative films are engineered using high-technology resins and a custom co-extrusion process, resulting in higher mechanical strength and low water vapor permeability. The BENZ VCI FILM range introduces a VCI additive during co-extrusion, which sublimes from the plastic to safeguard packed metallic items from corrosion. Trusted by leading automobile manufacturers, steelmakers, and metallurgical companies worldwide, our VCI FILM products offer an easy, practical, and cost-effective solution to prevent corrosion damage. Their transparency allows for efficient goods placement and streamlined customs procedures, eliminating the need to open and compromise the packaging.

BENZ VCI FILM consists of three layers, each serving a specific purpose:

  • The inner layer ensures the immediate protection of the items.
  • The middle layer functions as a reservoir for VCI molecules, providing long-term protection once the inner layer is depleted.
  • The outer layer acts as a barrier against atmospheric elements and serves as a containment for protective action. It prevents the dispersion of VCI molecules externally, ensuring that the full protective effectiveness remains within the packaging.

BENZ VCI FILMS are certified according to:

  • TRGS 615
  • ASTM D1748-02
  • DIN ISO EN 60068-2-30
  • DIN 50017
  • DIN ISO 9227:2012-9
  • TL 8135-0002
  • RoHS & REACH compliant
  • NACE Std TM0208-2008
  • MIL-PRF-22019E
  • JIS Z 1535:2014 & JIS Z 0208
  • DIN ISO EN 60068-2-30
  • FDA for use in equipment packaging


REACH & RoHS Compliant

Long Term Protection of up to 3 years

Crafted by patented Propatech VCI Technology (Italy)

Environment Friendly and 100% Recyclable.

Protective Packaging

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