TYPES OF RUST

Corrosion and more specifically, Rust, is caused by one of three
general factors:
• Process Related – whether it is the Cleaning Process, the Metal
Fabrication process such as cold working, Heat Treating or
Machining or the handling process, this aspect of producing a
metal part is a primary contributor of corrosion. Much of what
is seen in terms of corrosion problems, happen inside the
Manufacturing plant before it’s even Packaged. With so many
variables inside of a manufacturing setting, maintaining tight
control of your processes is critical to preventing Rust.
• Packaging Related – the type of packaging used to package
metal parts is important. Acidic materials such as Corrugated
and non-treated Paper can hold Moisture and cause Corrosion.
Sometimes in a companies’ desire to fix a corrosion problem
they add more packaging, when in fact the additional
packaging can contribute even more to the rust problem.
• Environmental – while the weather (Temperature and
Humidity) can certainly be the most obvious Environmental
Factor, other things such as Contaminants in the Air pose equal
areas of Concern.
As an Industry Leader in Corrosion Management Products, BENZ
Packaging Solutions recognizes that offering a high-quality, effective
product is only half of the job. Providing unsurpassed customer
service is just as important and is the backbone of our company’s
oath Protection Before Perfection.
As part of our service to our customers, we’ve developed a tool that
helps identify the typical types of rust that exist in a manufacturing
process or shipping. Knowing the type of rust helps in the
identification of why it has Rusted.