Global corrosion control technologies provider Cortec has unveiled its new biodegradable paper material.
The new Bio Wrap Creped, powered by Nano-Vapour phase corrosion inhibiting (VpCI) technology, is used to protect metals in an enclosed package.
According to the US-based company, the environmentally safe, non-toxic, biodegradable crepe paper combines multi-metal corrosion protection with the advantages of crepe paper.
The cost efficient, Bio Wrap Creped paper provides cushioning and surface protection for wrapped parts as well as pooling effect for oiled parts, said the company.
The paper is also claimed to be environmentally advantageous compared to bubble films, packaging peanuts and other cushioning materials.
Said to be effective against the environments including humidity, SO2, H2S and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals, the new paper is free of nitrites, phosphates or silicates.
Bio Wrap may serve as an economical choice as it does away with the need of a variety of papers for all the different types of metals and alloys.
As the paper is fully recyclable and repulpable, it can be recycled into various other types of paper, and can also be re-pulped or made into or mixed with pulp to manufacture new paper products.
The material is used as end closure for shipping tubes, insert strip for recessed areas in large packages and as sheet liners or separator between products.
The RoHS-compliant BioWrap conforms to NACE Standards TM0208-2008, RP0487-2000, military specification MIL-P-3420E, TAPPI-410 test method.
Image: Cortec's biodegradable paper material Bio Wrap Creped is used to protect metals in an enclosed package; Photo: Cortec Corporation