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One challenge that metal manufacturers and finishers face is corrosion protection during shipping and storage. Many strategies exist, from coatings and liquid rust preventatives to VCI packaging. The latter has revolutionized the way metals are protected in an enclosed package, replacing greasy rust preventatives with dry corrosion protection. Yet manufacturers with sharp or pointed metal parts have the additional risk of puncture, which could ruin the integrity of the entire package. Cortec® addresses this problem with CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper for heavy-duty puncture prone packaging applications.
Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor Protection – How It Works
All Cortec® VpCI® brand papers are coated in-house with Cortec’s proprietary VpCI® formula. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors in the coating vaporize and form a protective corrosion inhibiting molecular barrier on metal surfaces wrapped inside the paper. When the component is unpacked, the invisible protective layer does not require cleaning and the part can be used immediately.
VCI Paper - Reinforced
While standard Cortec® CorShield® VpCI®-146 Paper is enough to satisfy the corrosion protection needs of many metals being stored in one place or shipped to another, some circumstances require a tougher grade of packaging. CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper provides two extra benefits for these heavy-duty applications:
(1) CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper offers excellent tear resistance. This is important when packaging oddly shaped metals or those with pointed or sharp edges where puncture could be a concern when handling non-reinforced papers.
(2) CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper also includes a moisture barrier. This not only adds to the durability of the paper but also protects against the ingress of water vapor for moisture sensitive items. This quality is helpful for protecting packages that undergo harsh, high humidity environments. It is also beneficial for packaging parts still covered with grease or process oils that that might leach through or break down standard paper.
How and Where to Use CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper
The traits mentioned above—corrosion protection, tear resistance, and moisture resistance—make CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper easily adaptable to a variety of packaging needs. The standard application method is to wrap a metal item in the paper, fold edges together, and tape the paper folds in place. In addition to single item packaging, CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper can be used for interleaving between layers of metal components, closing the end of shipping tubes, inserting into recessed areas of large packages, and lining crates and boxes where moisture might leach through. Possible items to protect include
• Coils, wire reels, plate, bar, etc.
• Raw and machined forgings and castings
• Sheet metal work, stampings, springs, bearings, fasteners, tubing, pipes, nails, etc.
• Finished goods: engines, machinery, tools, hardware, appliances, instruments, motors, etc.
• Electrical and electronic components, controls, etc.
Whether you find yourself wrapping pipes and rods or metal coils, CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper is a great option for durable corrosion inhibiting moisture barrier packaging protection that resists tearing. Next time you have a puncture prone VCI packaging application, be sure to ask Cortec® about CorShield® VpCI®-146 Reinforced Paper: https://www.cortecpackaging.com/contact-us/
Multi-Metal Corrosion Protection with Strong Static Dissipative Properties!
New EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) combines the latest film technology with the most effective corrosion protection for all of your metal products. This revolutionary ESD shrink film is mixture of high (UV) and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor Technology. This film is unique in its ability to prevent corrosion and ESD damage. It combines multi-metal corrosion protection with strong static dissipative properties. EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) has many practical characteristics. Users of the film can shrink wrap their small or large components as normal to conform to the shape of the object.
EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) replaces conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants, allowing your product to be used immediately without cleaning or degreasing. Sealing your product in this VpCI® ESD Shrink Film will protect a wide variety of metals from rust, tarnish, stains and oxidation. It enables cost savings because EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) will eliminate all the degreasing or coating removal required in the past. The products can be used immediately. Additionally, it does not contain free amines, phosphates, or halogen-based materials and is non-toxic and recyclable.
EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) effectively protects components from electrostatic discharge. It conforms to the surface resistivity and static decay requirements of MILPRF-81705 D (Static Dissipative Packaging Materials). The film is safe to use and does not contain any harmful Prop 65 ingredients. EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 ESD Shrink Film (HP-UV) has been tested effective for up to 2 years of corrosion protection and 1 year of ESD protection. The corrosion inhibitors vaporize and condense on all metal surfaces within the enclosed space and diffuse to every area of your part; protecting its exterior, as well as void spaces and recessed areas. Equipment is completely protected from corrosion during storage, lay-up, and staging as well as during domestic and overseas shipments.
- Contains Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI®) to protect void
spaces and recessed areas
- Will shrink using a wide variety of shrink tools including electric and
propane heat guns
- Provides UV protection for outdoor storage
- Provides multi-metal VpCI® protection to ferrous and non-ferrous metals
Designed with the “Circular Economy” in Mind
This recyclable and non-toxic film prevents ESD damage while not affecting optical properties. It will not affect plastics used in electronic industry. The film meets NACE TM0208-2008 “Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting Ability” and NACE RP0487-2000 “Selection of Rust Preventives Standards”. Today, “greener” ways to approach packaging have become imperative. This includes looking at the entire range of the product’s life cycle—from raw material sourcing to disposal. With this in mind, Cortec® Corporation has been working tirelessly to introduce viable packaging options that can make the “circular economy” a reality. For more than two decades, Cortec® has been a leader in environmentally safe films and bags.
Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide.
Combine Multimetal Corrosion Protection and Packaging into One Step with CorrTube!
EcoCortec®, Croatian anti-corrosion films plant has expanded its selection of anti-corrosion packaging for industrial and military uses with CorrTube, a premium corrosion inhibiting packaging and shipping tube in the industry. CorrTube provides superior corrosion protection for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This environmentally safe product is fully recyclable/repulpable and can be recycled into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard and other corrugated materials. CorrTube is environmentally friendly, non-toxic, biodegradable and doesn’t contain any nitrites, phosphates, silicates or other hazardous compounds. Tubes are very easy to use, simply match the appropriate diameter of the tube to the size of your part.
The VpCI® coating on the inside or the tube vaporizes, reaching all metal surfaces to provide complete corrosion protection. The unique inhibiting action of VpCI® forms a thin effective protective layer that does not alter the appearance of products or require removal before further finishing or use.
CorrTube protects dry or oiled metals during storage, transit and overseas shipment. It is effective against aggressive environments including humidity, SO2, H2S, and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals. Protective layer does not need to be removed prior to further surface finishing or coating application.
The typical applications are:
- Raw barstock
- Cylindrical and rod-like parts
Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025
Pilot Trial of Eco-Corr Film® for Major Global Automaker!
Czech subsidiary of one of the world’s three largest car manufacturers, began looking for a biodegradable packaging substitute to reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging they use. As global companies are becoming more environmentally responsible and supporting a circular economy, renowned car manufacturer decided to test Cortec’s Eco-Corr Film® as part of their new “green” logistics project aimed at decreasing plastic consumption. “Green” packaging alternative Eco-Corr Film® is used for transport of automotive engines from their manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic to India where the film is then composted. Consumption and disposal of plastics is unfortunately one of the biggest ecological problems globally. Cortec® Corporation, leader in corrosion protection solutions, has dedicated years of its research to develop “green,” sustainable alternatives to conventional polyethylene films. One of its pioneer solutions is Eco-Corr Film®, a biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film that contains Cortec’s proprietary VpCI® Technology and provides excellent contact, barrier, and vapor-phase corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Eco-Corr Film® will disintegrate within months in a commercial composting environment. The exact time for films to biodegrade is dependent upon the conditions and activity of the disposal environment (temperature, soil quality, activity of microorganisms). The film is shelf stable and will not break down prematurely until disposed of in a proper composting environment. It is compostable and compliant to ASTM D6400.
As part of pilot project, car manufacturer tested Eco-Corr Films® while packaging car parts for shipment to their plant in Pune, India. Several tests were conducted for compliance with strict conditions for transport in sea containers. Quality control did not show any damage or traces of corrosion of the components being wrapped in Eco-Corr Film® upon arrival in India. In order to test if the film were able to be composted according to plan, the staff built compost bins near the plant.
After six months, the foils had largely biodegraded in the compost bins, helping them to eliminate plastic waste. Eco-Corr Film® successfully replaces conventional plastic films previously used by this car manufacturer and provides the same effective corrosion protection. Organic packaging material is composted at a plant in Pune, India, and used as a soil improver in a logistics park. Among other things, the resulting compost is intended for use as fertilizer on the trees in the logistics park in front of the Pune plant, where, starting in March 2019, visitors and employees have had the opportunity to plant trees in order to rejuvenate the weedy area into a park. The successful trial opens the door for the customer to cut their amount of conventional plastic packaging in half for shipments to Pune, thus eliminating a significant amount of plastic waste (as much as 500 kg [1102 lbs] per month). In July 2020, the company launched a one-year pilot project to investigate the use of Eco-Corr Film® on a large scale.
Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries. Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified. Cortec Website: http://www.cortecvci.com