Cortec’s CorShield Packaging Paper Eliminates Need for Rust-Preventive Oils, Greases
Packaging paper saves time and labor, while effectively protecting goods against damaging corrosion.
Cortec’s CorShield Packaging Paper
Cortec Corp.’s CorShield VpCI-146 packing paper is designed to streamline part packaging by eliminating the need for traditional rust-preventive oils and greases. This vapor corrosion-inhibiting (VCI) paper is said to offer effective protection for ferrous and nonferrous metals, so manufacturers no longer need to stock a variety of papers for different metal types.
Manufacturers can simply wrap items in the paper and fold the edges together using adhesive tape, as needed, to hold the paper in place. The VpCI coating on the paper vaporizes, reaching the metal surfaces within the package to provide complete corrosion protection with a very thin, effective VpCI layer that does not alter product appearance or require removal before further finishing or use. The coating protection is available on both sides of the paper to eliminate packaging guesswork.
The CorShield VpCI-146 Paper can be used alone or in conjunction with other corrosion-inhibiting materials, depending on specific storage or shipping needs. It is also sustainable as it is made from 100% recycled content paper and is fully recyclable/repulpable. It contains 92% USDA-certified biobased content and is a qualified product under the mandatory federal purchasing initiative of the USDA BioPreferred Program.
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