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Bluguard VCI™ products were engineered on a dutiful mission with a scientific objective: Protect metal items from corrosion using proven VCI technology and industry leading barrier materials to make the longest lasting, reusable, and cost-effective products for use in industrial packaging and firearms storage.
The brand exists to give businesses and individuals control over the effects of corrosion within VCI-enriched micro-environments, in the form of laminates, bags, and covers that are manufactured and sold in the USA by Heritage Packaging.
VCI stands for volatile corrosion inhibitor. Corrosion begins when an electrolyte (water, oxygen, or humidity) is present on the surface of metal. When this happens, electrons flow from high-energy areas of the metal to low energy areas in a loop, through an electrolyte. The corrosion process results in the formation of oxidation on the metal surface.
VCI molecules stop this reaction by clinging to the metal surface and inhibiting the current flow from anode to cathode. Electrical current attempts to flow from the anode through the electrolyte into the cathode but is blocked by the VCI molecule.