Corrosion-control technologies provider Cortec has announced the new version of its VpCI 126 Blue patented, high-technology films and bags, to provide effective corrosion-protection for all of the metal products.
Cortec laboratories formulated an environmentally improved version of its films, which have a higher content of recycled resin, as part of a drive to incorporate more recycled materials.
With inclusion of internal scrap, the recycled content is said to make the complete regranulation process energy efficient, reducing waste and retaining the quality of VpCI126 films and bags.
The company claims that sealing a product in VpCI126 Blue provides protection to metal parts from various types of corrosion, including rust, tarnish, stains, white rust and oxidation for up to five years.
Hazardous conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants are replaced by the new film; and it can also be used instantly, as it is free of free amines, phosphates or halogen-based materials and is also non-toxic, claimed Cortec.
Although this product has been manufactured using recycled resin, custom blends are available to fulfil specific customer requirements, such as improved puncture resistance or tear strength.
Packing metal parts in the new films is believed to provide continuous protection against salt, undue humidity, condensation, moisture, industrial atmospheres and dissimilar metal corrosion.
The VpCI's vaporise and condense to metal surfaces in the enclosed package, providing complete product protection during storage as well as during domestic and overseas shipments.
The Federal Drug Administration has given its approval to VpCI126 Blue for indirect food contact, for use on food containers and food handling equipment.
Image: Sealing a product in VpCI126 Blue provides protection to metal parts from various types of corrosion. Photo: Courtesy of Cortec Corporation.