As shippers and logistics handlers continue to struggle with supply chain delays, Mitsubishi Gas Chemical America recently introduced the RP System to the North American market to protect critical components from moisture and oxygen damage that can occur during shipping and long-term storage. Manufactured in Japan, this unique packaging solution is designed to safeguard electronics, automotive parts, and industrial components from rust and oxidation.
RP System is the only product on the market that combines oxygen and moisture protection, effectively enabling parts to be stored for years in pristine condition. At a time when industries worldwide face a supply chain crisis, RP System offers manufacturers, suppliers, and OEMs significant cost savings through manufacturing flexibility, product protection, and enhanced brand integrity.
RP System works by placing target items into a gas barrier bag that withstands oxygen and moisture penetration. A customized RP agent composed of oxygen- and moisture-absorbing compounds is inserted into the bag. An oxygen indicator can also be included to measure oxygen levels. The bag is then hermetically sealed to create an oxygen- and moisture-free environment, in some cases for up to 10 years.
Designed for long-term preservation, the packaging technology provides manufacturers with unique cost savings and a potential “green” option by enabling fewer large-scale, energy-intensive factory runs. For example, suppliers can store parts for later use, making it possible to stock items and conduct fewer production runs. This reduces pressure on suppliers who must contend with extended shipping delays and labor shortages currently affecting the global supply chain. Enabling parts to arrive in mint condition without having to clean or rework them results in fewer returns, cuts down on loss due to damage, and leads to lower carbon emissions and greater efficiency.
The financial costs of additional factory labor and the base costs of operating machinery can also be minimized. Manufacturers will not have to spend time and labor reprocessing delicate items that may have rusted during transport since RP System can protect them from both oxygen and moisture damage. As a result, products using an RP agent can help mitigate waste during storage and shipping, lessening the impact on landfills and reducing environmental pollution.
RP System was selected for a 2022 AmeriStar Award in the best industrial/commercial product category from The Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP). RP System will be featured at Pack Expo International at IoPP’s Showcase of Innovation Booth (N-4523) from October 23–26, 2022.