Armor Protective Packaging® and Plano® Molding are “experts” in their respective fields of business. ARMOR, with its more than 40 years’ experience, is known for its rust prevention, rust removal products. Plano Molding, with 60 years in the business, is recognized as an industry leader in fishing gear and tackle storage.
In 2019, when the two joined forces, the result was a cutting-edge line of storage utility boxes that provided rust-free, worry-free storage of fishing bait and metal tackle named Rustrictor™.
ARMOR VCI Nanotechnology™ is the rust-blocking power behind the Rustrictor name. Each Rustrictor storage box is manufactured with ARMOR VCI Nanotechnology™ (a.k.a., our “secret recipe” for vapor corrosion inhibitor) incorporated directly into the plastic. When VCI is activated, the vapors form a shield of protection on the surface of metal that combats corrosion and repels rust.
Any Plano storage box displaying the Rustrictor name contains ARMOR’s special rust-prevention technology that protects metal with 360 degrees of rust-stopping protection, blocking rust 5 times longer than the competition. There is no maintenance, no odor, no film or residue on metal tackle and no wasted money replacing rusted and damaged tackle.
Plano debuted the Rustrictor line by adding ARMOR VCI to 7 of its best-selling StowAway models designed for fishing bait and hard tackle. The Rustrictor line then expanded to include the EDGE™ tackle box line as well.
In 2020, Plano added Rustrictor’s rust-preventing technology to its hunting storage gear including its All Weather 2 (AW2) rifle and pistol storage cases and its ammunition field boxes.
Since its inception, the Rustrictor line has been winning accolades and awards including the International Convention of Allied Sport Fishing Trades (ICAST) awards in 2019 for Best Tackle Management for the EDGE line of tackle boxes, in 2020 for Best in Show for Tackle Management for the EDGE Flex line of tackle boxes, and in 2021 for Best Fly Fishing Accessory for the EDGE Micro Fly Box.