We offer creative solutions for custom ESD foam inserts. As the Cortec® Master Distributor we supply both pre-cut and bespoke ESD Foam material.
Our solutions focus on the VpCI 130® series of custom ESD Foam Inserts. This patented formula contains a multifunctional VpCI® (Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors) that is impregnated into the foam carrier itself. Each insert utilises the dual action of VpCI & Desiccant to give market leading corrosion and antistatic protection for your sensitive goods.
Using VpCI 130 products essential eliminates the need for legacy rust prevention solutions. Parts are always protected and ready to use, with no manual coating removal or messy degreasing required.
VpCI 130 solutions can drastically decrease your bottom line, resulting in significant overall savings on both weight and labour.
VpCI molecules keep working into the long term. They are effective against the usual atmospheric hazards including humidity, condensation, aggressive atmospheres , marine air and residual impurities that occur during the manufacturing process.
Custom ESD Foam Inserts With Enhanced VpCI® Protection
The polymer matrix of each piece of cut foam (either pre-cut or custom) is impregnated with the VpCI formula throughout. Suitable for the protection of all metals, both ferrous and non ferrous, VpCI does not effect or alter the physical or chemical properties of electronic components. This makes any foam in the VpCI 130 series highly suitable for the protection of Printed Circuit Boards (PCB’s).
VpCI 133 offers outstanding Multi Metal protection. Compatible metals include –
- Carbon Steel
Benefits of VpCI 133®
VpCI 130 product are both chromate free and nitrate free. They are fast acting and easy to apply. VpCI 133 is self-adhesive as standard making it easy to fix to the inside of packaging enclosures for export goods. Each foam shape contains approximately 10 x the amount of VpCI masterbatch per square meter of substrate when compared to more traditional rust prevention methods like VCI Paper and other anti corrosion wrapping paper solutions.
This makes VpCI 130 products very well suited to protect larger items. In addition in a variety of standard pre-cut sizes with bespoke ‘made to order’ formats that are ideal for larger export freight or items with larger surface areas. Aluminium and steel coils are often packaged in conjunction with custom ESD foam inserts as well as flexible packaging like Cortec VpCI 126 film for optimal protection.
VpCI 133 is our smallest standard pre-cut size. For larger standard sizes consider either VpCI 131 antistatic foam or the largest VpCI 132.
Where you position the ESD foam material does not effect performance. As long as there are no obstructions or barriers between the metal surface and the VpCI molecules. In this sense they essentially share the same air space.
This product is not intended to be used as a mainline cushioning foam. Consider VpCI 150 or 170 adhesive foam tape where cushioning properties are key.
The VpCI 130 range has a shelf life of 2 years if kept in its original packaging. To maintain strength unused foam should be kept sealed in plastic bags. Consider using one of our heat sealer machines.