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 ...