2 Important Military Specification Packaging Terms You Should Be Aware Of
11 Sep, 2017
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If you want your inventory to remain safe when transporting it either from the manufacturer to the store, or from the store or distributor to your customers, you’ll want to ensure you have the highest level mil spec packaging around. In order to know that you’ve got quality, you’ll want to make sure you know your terminology.
This stands for military performance. It is the performance standard for packaging materials that the military has defined as acceptable. When determining what kind of packaging to use, you’ll want to look for something that is of MIL-PRF level. MIL-DTL is the term we use to describe the method of packaging. They usually have a code at the end of them to describe whether it the packaging has protective features such as being waterproof or greaseproof.
VPI and VCI
VPI is short for volatile protective inhibitor. VCI stands for volatile corrosion inhibitor. Especially when it comes to the transportation of medications and electronics, the absorption of moisture is vital. By ensuring that your packaging has VCI features, you can prevent any lingering moisture in the air from damaging your electronic devices. And while it may seem unlikely if you pack your devices snuggly, the truth is that without your VCI papers, your electronics are actually quite likely to arrive with water damage on the other side.
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