Cortec launches new anti-corrosion foil technology

Corrosion-inhibiting film made with high post-consumer recycled content

Cortec launched new anti-corrosion foil technology
The VpCI-126 PCR Film is available at Cortec’s manufacturing plant in Croatia.

Cortec Corporation has announced the launch of a new version of its proprietary anti-corrosion VpCI-126 film technology. The VpCI-126 PCR corrosion inhibiting film has been developed with post-consumer recycled content for the purpose of efficient recovery, recycling, and reuse of resources to minimize the economy’s negative ecological footprint. It combines the latest film technology with effective corrosion protection for all metal products. The company says the VpCI-126 PCR will help Cortec’s customers meet their sustainability goals without compromising quality specifications related to mechanical and corrosion-inhibiting properties.

In Europe, Cortec’s films are produced at the EcoCortec plant located in the green area of the Baranja region in Croatia. All of Cortec’s plants around the world have sustainable practices and EcoCortec has been one of the first packaging manufacturers to promote sustainable VCI packaging technologies. It has managed to maximally implement circular economy principles in its operations and manufacturing processes. As part of the company vision, Cortec’s European plants have been making a green transition to carbon neutrality and the use of their own energy resources.

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The company says, the film combines the latest film technology with effective corrosion protection for all metal products.

Being a leader in environmentally conscious manufacturing of corrosion inhibitors is one of the main goals of Cortec’s team around the world. VpCI-126 PCR, made with a high amount of post-consumer recycled content, is the latest addition to Cortec’s palette of environmentally responsible products, contributing to the ‘circular economy’ model by promoting recycling and the reuse of resources. Circular economy aside,  the VpCI-126 PCR offers performance, protecting metal parts from all types of corrosion, including rust, stains, tarnish, white rust, and oxidation for up to 5 years.  Metal parts packaged in Cortec VpCI-126 PCR receive continuous protection from salt, excessive moisture, condensation, aggressive industrial atmospheres, and dissimilar metal corrosion, the company says.

Vapor phase corrosion inhibitors in the film evaporate and then condense on metal surfaces inside the enclosed package, reaching every area of the part and protecting its exterior as well as hard-to-reach interior surfaces. Cortec’s customers receive full product protection during storage as well as during domestic and international shipments. The film provides multi-metal protection to ferrous and non-ferrous metals.

The Cortec VpCI-126 PCR is heat-sealable and can be used with all types of manual or automated heat-seal packaging equipment. The material is available in a variety of standard and customized forms including bags, sheeting-reinforced film, top-seal and auto bags, gusseted liners, bags-on-a-roll, perforated sheeting, coil covers, and tubing to protect small or large parts. The film is available in a variety of gauges ranging from 50-250 microns (2 to 10 mils) and widths from 76 mm-9.7 m (3” to 32’). 

Cortec Corporation is the global name in innovative, environmentally responsible corrosion control technologies for packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, oil and gas, and other industries.  

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