PROJECT

Earthmoving Parts Preservation

 

COMPLETION

Ongoing

SCOPE

– Long-term Preservation
– Rust Prevention
– Preservation Management

INDUSTRY SEGMENT

– Mining & Resources

CHALLENGE

Shrink film breaking down in the weather, risking damage to new spares.

A national distributor of spares for earthmoving equipment was receiving spares from manufacturers with poor quality plastic covers, which were breaking down in the sun due to insufficient UV stability. As a result they had challenges with spares rusting while in storage.

Further to this challenge, the distributor often sends spares to customers (such as a mine site) which could sit in storage for as much as a year before the equipment is put into service. This meant that the film not only had to protect the spares from rust or damage before reaching the customer, but also for
the period while in storage on site, to give full assurance that the spares would be in pristine condition ready for use.

SOLUTION

Daywalk rust inhibiting and UV stable shrink film for reliable, weather resistant protection.

Daywalk supplied the customer with Daywalk UV/VCI White block shrink film and equipment is re-wrapped in the shrink film by the distributor before sending to customers both domestically & overseas. The new shrink film has substantially improved the outcomes in terms of durability of the cover and rust protection of the equipment inside.

Ongoing, the customer is on a continuous improvement journey in the area of preservation including using SKN Peelable Coatings for bare metal surface protection.

Summary
Article Name
VCI Rust Inhibiting Shrink Film Success
Description
Worried about equipment getting rust while in a long-term storage? The Daywalk UV/VCI White block shrink film can provide weather-resistant protection.
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