The units shipped by Company A were evaluated for corrosion upon their arrival in the Far East. Four out of the six units packaged with the barrier film and desiccants were severely corroded and subsequently rejected by the end user. All six units packaged with the VCI film and VCI emitters were free of corrosion and were accepted by the customer. Another benefit was that the customs agents easily inspected the assemblies at the debarkation site.
The procedure using VCI technology was implemented in 1992 for all destinations. Since then there has been no corrosion reject. Company A was able to reduce the labor cost by 63%. At the same rate, the materials cost was cut by more than half (54%). Another benefit was the VCI film is 100% recyclable, eliminating the need for disposal in landfills.