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Re: Tool Box Protection( VCI Paper )

To: Bill Bennett <>,
Subject: Re: Tool Box Protection( VCI Paper )
From: W S Potter <>
Date: Fri, 05 Sep 2003 07:38:17 -0600
I have a shirt box (normally holds two shirts) full of the desiccant packs
that come in shoes, silk shirts and other clothing when it is shipped from
the Orient or from South America.  I usually just give it to friends so ask
me!  Normally it is tossed but I have trained the my co-workers at Jos. A.
Bank to hang on to them for me.  Polo  also uses a lot of those in their
knits.  Ask at an outlet store near you.  They're small but will stop
rust/mildew problems.  Best thing is to put them in the oven for 1/2 hour at
the lowest setting before putting them in where you want moisture absorbed
by the silica dioxide. My friend spends much of the year in Samoa.  He
carries a large Zip-lock bag for his leather shoes and uses several of these
to prevent mildew.  It works for him.  Certainly better than cosmoline.


on 9/4/03 10:04 PM, Bill Bennett at wrote:

> The company I work for ships machined and highly polished parts all over the
> world and they are package with what's called "VCI Paper". I have used this
> to line the drawers of my tool box and never had a problem. We also receive
> machines in that are packaged in large crates. Usually the inside of these
> crates are scattered with large bags of Silica Desiccant. We usually just
> toss them away. Might be good to place something like in the bottom of the
> box.
> Bill

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