PRESS RELEASE: The Many Shapes and Sizes of CorShield® VpCI®-146 Rust Prevention

Rust prevention is a must-have for manufacturers and distributors of metal goods. Unpredictable shipping conditions paired with corrosion-susceptible metals create a recipe for disaster if no precautions are taken. Fortunately, the solution is sometimes as simple as grabbing a piece of CorShield® VpCI®-146 Paper to pack metal parts and get them to customers in like-new condition. How VCI...

News Alert: Something to Celebrate: Crepe Paper That Prevents Rust!

Are you a manufacturer that wants to protect outgoing metal parts from corrosion but finds standard VCI paper too stiff? A creped version of CorShield® VpCI®-146 Paper may be just what you need to provide better packaging conformity and cushioning with a sustainable rust preventative solution! Rust Preventative Paper VpCI®-146 Creped Paper is Cortec’s flagship Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibiting...

PRESS RELEASE: Cortec® Coated Products Wins Wisconsin DNR Recycling Excellence Award

Cortec® is pleased to announce that its Cortec® Coated Products (CCP) division in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, has won the Wisconsin Recycling Excellence Award! CCP is one of 11 organizations that received the award this year from the Wisconsin DNR (Department of Natural Resources) in recognition of outstanding efforts to recycle and reduce waste. CCP’s award falls under the category...

PRESS RELEASE: Anti-Tarnish Paper Keeps Silver Stock and Sterling Goods Shiny!

November 1, 2023 Anyone who has owned or worked with silver knows how easily it can tarnish. This makes it very difficult for manufacturers and distributors to keep their silver raw materials tarnish-free in stock or deliver finely crafted silver goods in like-new condition without taking deliberate steps to stop tarnish. While airtight compartments or...

PRESS RELEASE: Corrosion Protection + Heat Sealable Paper = New Custom Packaging Solution!

Cortec® has released yet another creative metals packaging solution with an eye to sustainability and convenience! CorShield® VpCI®-146 Heat Sealable Paper combines the heat sealable properties of EcoShield® Heat Sealable Paper with the corrosion inhibiting properties of CorShield® VpCI®– 146 Paper for a dual corrosion inhibiting heat sealable paper that opens the door to a wide variety of recyclable custom packaging solutions for...

PRESS RELEASE: VpCI® Packaging for Brakes and Bearings: Rust Prevention That Makes Sense!

While better ways exist to prevent rust on brakes and bearings, some brake rotors still reach their destination dressed in messy petroleum-based rust preventatives that are difficult for the end user to remove. Fortunately, many manufacturers have discovered the benefits of protecting brakes and bearings with VpCI® Packaging, which offers important advantages to both manufacturers and end...

PRESS RELEASE: Skip the Plastic—Use Recyclable Moisture Barrier VCI Paper Instead of Poly Coated!

August 31, 2023 What happens when VCI (vapor corrosion inhibiting) paper seems to be the best option for a specific metal packaging application except for one thing? A higher risk of moisture raises the question of whether a plastic coating or bag is needed to provide the necessary barrier to packaged goods. However, before making...

PRESS RELEASE: Tired of Pink Poly? Replace Antistatic Plastic with Recyclable VCI Paper!

What if ESD managers could use recyclable paper instead of antistatic “pink poly” to package electronics? What if that paper also offered corrosion protection for metal contacts on PCBs and telecom equipment? Both aspects come true in Cortec’s EcoSonic® ESD Paper. What Is EcoSonic® ESD Paper? EcoSonic® ESD Paper combines corrosion inhibiting and static-dissipative properties to provide a complete...

NEWS ALERT: Need a New Sustainability Initiative? Get Creative with Heat Sealable Paper!

These days, people are looking for new ways to make their packaging more environmentally responsible while still getting the packaging qualities that they need. Sustainable sourcing is attractive on the one hand, and recyclability is important on the other. One simple packaging material that addresses both aspects is EcoShield® Heat Sealable Paper, a recyclable paper with many...

NEWS ALERT: Governor Evers Visits Cortec® Coated Products on Green Energy Tour

Cortec® Coated Products (CCP) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, was honored by a visit from Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and his delegation Tuesday, March 28th. Governor Evers was travelling across the state to promote his clean energy budget proposal and learn more about businesses that pursue environmental compliance. As a member of the voluntary Wisconsin DNR...

PRESS RELEASE: Cortec® Heat Sealable Paper for Dunnage Bag System Using Recycled Boxes

In an age of online shopping and mass production, distribution centers are on the rise. Naturally, the amount of packaging is also increasing, and a practical solution is needed to close the loop on recycling so much waste. One major tool distribution company in the U.S. Midwest has found its own “circular economy” answer to...

NEWS ALERT: Meet Guy Van Riper: Driving Continuous Improvement at CST & CCP

A lot has happened since Guy Van Riper accepted the role of Plant Manager for Cortec® Wisconsin plants in April of 2022. In a little less than a year, Cortec® Spray Technologies (CST) and Cortec® Coated Products (CCP) have increased efficiencies and capacity to serve customers, with more process improvements underway. Here is a look...

NEWS ALERT: Custom Sizes and Perfs to Meet Your VCI Paper Needs

August 2, 2022 When it comes to applying VCI paper to prevent rust, the possible variations are endless—whether using a long narrow strip to emit protective vapors in a box, a square sheet to wrap metal parts, or a wide sheet for interleaving! Whatever the VCI paper application, Cortec® Corporation is ready to support these and many other...

PRESS RELEASE: Tired of Plastic Packaging? Get Creative with Recyclable EcoShield® Heat Sealable Paper!

July 26, 2022 Society is weary of all the plastic waste piling up from the heavy packaging demands of our consumer age. On the regulatory side, plastic bag bans, fees, or taxes are increasing and causing users to think twice about plastic packaging. These attitudes serve as an impetus for increased use of a biobased...

NEWS ALERT: When to Integrate VCI Paper Into Your Corrosion Solution

July 27, 2022 With more than 400 products, Cortec® Corporation is well prepared to provide a corrosion solution for a wide range of applications. VCI film and paper are among its extremely versatile flagship, staple products. Cortec® leverages these and many other technologies to create “integrated solutions” that cater to the needs of the specific corrosion prevention...

NEWS ALERT: Facing Supply Chain Delays? No Need to Worry about VCI Paper!

July 19, 2022 In recent days, supply chain delays have been hitting close to home. Not only are industries facing shortages of raw materials and goods, but consumers have begun noticing more and more empty spaces on the shelves where their staple or favorite products are missing. One product that industries do not need to...

CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #716: Corrosion Protection of Brake Rotors

It has been about 15 years since one brake rotor manufacturer stopped using liquid rust preventatives for the WIP (work-in-process) cycle and started sandwiching parts between precut sheets of CorShield® VpCI®-146 Paper. This provided satisfactory corrosion protection without the normal residue. In the fall of 2020, they automated their packaging process for domestic shipment and incorporated...

NEWS ALERT: Cortec’s Portfolio of USDA Certified Biobased Papers Present Renewable Packaging Options

Do you ever wonder if there’s a viable biobased packaging alternative to plastic packaging? Cortec’s portfolio of USDA Certified Biobased Product papers is a great place to turn when looking for renewable, recyclable corrosion inhibiting and moisture and grease resistant papers. Here is a brief description of qualified Cortec® paper products. VCI Paper for Rust PreventionCorShield® VpCI®-146...

PRESS RELEASE: Recyclable Grease-Resistant VCI Paper: Choose the VpCI®-148 Advantage!

What happens when a manufacturer needs to ship a metal part and protect it from corrosion, but the shipping process does not allow removal of process oil? Surprisingly, the answer is not to automatically use VCI plastic but to consider a product like VpCI®-148 Paper—a recyclable, grease-resistant, corrosion inhibiting packaging material produced by Cortec® Corporation and available...

CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #506: SUV Frame Preservation

In an unusual incident, one leading automaker was having trouble with tarnish and corrosion on SUV frames during shipment. The process oil used on the frames could not be removed before packaging and was eating holes through the VCI film (non-Cortec®). This allowed tarnish and corrosion to occur and the frames to be rejected. When...

Tough and Tear Resistant: Cortec® VCI Reinforced Paper for Puncture Prone Metals Packaging

March 3, 2022 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...

PRESS RELEASE: Need Corrosion Protection + Recyclable Moisture Barrier? Go Plastic-Free with EcoShield® VpCI®-144!

Sometimes, VCI papers need an extra barrier against moisture. Normally, this would be provided through the use of a polyethylene coating. Unfortunately, the use of this plastic-based moisture barrier creates an environmental problem as the resulting paper cannot be recycled through normal channels. Once again, Cortec® overcomes this challenge with its EcoShield® VpCI®-144 Barrier Paper that combines...

CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #73: Steel Plate Corrosion Protection in Shipment

A silicon steel company needed three months of corrosion protection while shipping silicon steel plates cut to size for use in micro motors. They decided to use VpCI®-146 Paper, cut into 8 x 11 inch (20 x 28 cm) pieces and placed into the small packaging boxes (0.5 ft³ ) with the steel plate...

PRESS RELEASE: Say Goodbye to Plastic Coated Moisture Barrier Paper!

Moisture barrier paper is a must-have for the packaging industry. Unfortunately, polyethylene (PE) or wax coatings are the traditional means of sealing porous paper to slow the transmission of water vapor. The resulting product presents an environmental problem because it cannot be recycled through normal channels. A fully repulpable barrier material is the answer for...