Minnesota-based Cortec is set to manufacture custom-made CorrTainer boxes that provide corrosion protection.

The boxes feature vapor phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCIs) inserted directly into the cardboard walls to ensure automatic corrosion protection for metal parts stored inside.

Having installed a new box-making machine, the company noted that it is now able to supply corrosion protection boxes to meet demand.

The boxes can be customised according to the customer’s exact size requirements and offer a convenient packaging option for shipping metal parts.

In these boxes, VpCI molecules coated on the corrugated cardboard evaporate and diffuse throughout the enclosed box forming a protective layer on the items packaged inside the CorrTainer.

The layer prevents corrosive elements, such as moisture and oxygen from interacting with the metals throughout the shipping process or during storage.

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"CorrTainer eliminates the need to use internal packaging, such as polyethylene bags or paper wraps, to store metal parts."

Cortec claims that CorrTainer eliminates the need to use internal packaging, such as polyethylene bags or paper wraps, to store metal parts.

It also protects multi-packs of small items such as bearings, tools, bolts, automotive brakes, clutches, or similar equipment.

VpCI protection technology also works well in bulk or large dimension boxes, which are used to transport larger components such as rough castings or high-end multi-metal telecommunications equipment.

Free from nitrites, phosphates, silicates and other banned substances, CorrTainer is said to be non-toxic, recyclable and repulpable.

Image: CorrTainer boxes. Photo: courtesy of Cortec.