NEW! Leland® Maximum Inflation® brand of
marine products has developed and released a set of 3 reusable
poly bags with an interior lined with corrosion inhibitors which
prevent rust on steel tools and parts without using damaging
Traditional rust prevention for steel items
in the marine environment meant spraying oils onto the metal
surfaces and then wiping off before use. Items such as hand
tools, fishing hooks, screws, nut and bolts are constantly being
discarded due to rust. A typical mariner is all too familiar
with a tool or tackle box full of rusted items.
Corrosion inhibitors are lined on the
plastic sheeting that make up the bag. In the package
environment these inhibitors surround the parts and volatilize
to form a protective molecular layer. When these chemicals
volatilize, they release vapors which are attracted to the metal
surfaces due to their polar orientation.
The corrosion inhibitor molecules align on
the metal surfaces to a depth of three to five molecules
migrating into recesses. This layer of molecules passivates the
charged surface and creates a barrier that prevents oxidation.
Protected parts are easily removed from the bag and are ready
for immediate use with no smell or residue.
Leland developed this out of necessity for
their own business of making CO2 cylinders for inflatable life
jackets. The raw steel cylinders rust very quickly without any
protection. Rather than follow a traditional oil bath method for
rust prevention, the company choose a responsible way to protect
their goods; to place the raw steel cylinders into these bags
for transport and storage prior to electroplating zinc as the
final protective step.