US-based corrosion protection products manufacturer and distributor Cortec has unveiled VpCI-144, a new recyclable and repulpable multimetal corrosion protection paper.
The paper aims to provide a solution for corrosion protection, moisture problems, and oil and grease resistivity. It is powered by Nano vapour phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCI) technology, incorporates water vapour barrier features and can be used in place of polyethylene and wax papers.
According to Cortec, no chlorine or other bleaching chemicals are used in the manufacture of VpCI-144, which is free from silicones, chromates, other heavy metals and toxic products.
The paper, made from recycled neutral/natural kraft paper, is coated with a water-based barrier coating and is simple to use.
As per the US Food and Drug Administration recommendation, the VpCI-144 can be used with food processing equipment components and should not be directly applied with food.
Cortec stated that VpCI-144 can be used to make other paper-made products including boxes, cardboard and other corrugated materials.
With its thin protective film, the VpCI-144 can provide protection to physical properties of electrical and electronic components, including conductivity.
The paper has been designed to protect products during storage and shipment in various ways such as end closures for shipping tubes, insert strips for recessed areas in large packages, and as sheet liners or separators between products.
Image: Cortec's new eco-friendly paper VpCI-144. Photo: courtsey of Cortec Corporation.