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Month: July 2023

PRESS RELEASE: Tired of Pink Poly? Replace Antistatic Plastic with Recyclable VCI Paper!

What if ESD managers could use recyclable paper instead of antistatic “pink poly” to package electronics? What if that paper also offered corrosion protection for metal contacts on PCBs and telecom equipment? Both aspects come true in Cortec’s EcoSonic® ESD Paper. What Is EcoSonic® ESD Paper? EcoSonic® ESD Paper combines corrosion inhibiting and static-dissipative properties to provide a complete…
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NEWS ALERT: Need a New Sustainability Initiative? Get Creative with Heat Sealable Paper!

These days, people are looking for new ways to make their packaging more environmentally responsible while still getting the packaging qualities that they need. Sustainable sourcing is attractive on the one hand, and recyclability is important on the other. One simple packaging material that addresses both aspects is EcoShield® Heat Sealable Paper, a recyclable paper with many…
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NEWS ALERT: VpCI® in the Music World – Corrosion Protection of Musical Instrument Strings

What does Cortec® VpCI® Packaging have to do with music? It could have a lot to do with the musical instrument string supply chain that makes it possible for guitars, violins, pianos, and harps to add a musical dimension to our lives. Uncontrolled Shipping and Storage Conditions Since music is an international language, it is not surprising that musical…
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PRESS RELEASE: How to Improve WIP Cycle with Dry Rust Preventative Technology

While Cortec VpCI® Technology has opened the doors to simpler, speedier forms of corrosion protection, some metal processors and manufacturers today are still doing things the hard way: applying a wet film rust preventative that must be cleaned off before it goes to the next stage of processing. In contrast, Cortec’s various methods of dry corrosion…
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PRESS RELEASE: A Fresh Perspective on Anticorrosion ESD Packaging for the New EV Market

The EV (electric vehicle) market is expected to continue growing in the foreseeable future. How are automotive suppliers to meet this growing electronification? EcoSonic® VpCI®-125 HP Permanent ESD Film & Bags, which came on the scene in 2020, are gaining ground in the electronics world and are highly suited to the EV market. Here’s what EV…
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NEWS ALERT: Need Corrosion Testing for Individually Packaged Parts? Ask Cortec® Laboratories!

Would you like to try VpCI® Film but are not sure if it will meet company specifications or how it will compare to your current metal parts packaging system? Cortec® Laboratories offers corrosion testing on individually packaged parts to help end users confirm product effectiveness, pass company approval processes, and decide among various protection options. Confirming Product Effectiveness At…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #785: Water-Soluble Packaging for Agriculture Products

After more than 50 years in business, a producer of livestock nutritional supplements and other agriculture treatments decided to try a new form of packaging. Previously, users of their manure and feed additives had to apply the powdered additives by dumping them out of regular bags, which meant the wind sometimes carried away some of…
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PRESS RELEASE: EcoSol®: A Path to More Convenient, Safer, Precise Packaging!

When we think of packaging, our minds often go to papers or plastics that surround a product and must be thrown away or reused after the contents have been removed. However, PVA dissolvable packaging is another growing, desirable option for a variety of markets. Cortec® discusses some of the advantages, opportunities, and historical use of EcoSol® below. Advantages…
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PRESS RELEASE: Choosing VpCI® Packaging Methods That Outlast Inspection

Can equipment being shipped to another country experience corrosion even if it has been carefully packaged and protected for export? Unfortunately, the answer is often yes, due to customs and onsite inspections that leave the packaging compromised. Cortec® Corporation recommends several VpCI® packaging strategies to help corrosion protection outlast inspection. Inspection: The Necessary Evil There are two…
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