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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #742: Commercially Compostable Shrink Film for Packaging Skis

DPS Skis was shrink wrapping its specialty skis in polyethylene (PE) film but wanted a more sustainable packaging alternative. The company is known for prioritizing sustainable business practices wherever possible and reached out to Cortec® in 2020 for a sample of EcoShrink™ commercially compostable film.* After thoroughly testing EcoShrink™ in their heat shrink tunnel, they decided to place…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #172: Tarnish Protection of Euro Blanks

A European mint was having trouble with tarnish on copper plated mild steel coin blanks while using VCI film from a Cortec® competitor. Although VpCI®-126 Bags had already been tested and found to provide complete tarnish protection, the mint had opted for cheaper bags that were supposedly equivalent. However, the mint soon faced complaints about tarnish during storage…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #99: Corrosion Protection of Electrical Cables

A wire manufacturer was experiencing heavy corrosion on copper and aluminum electrical cables transported by sea from northern Europe to Thailand. They decided to try wrapping the cables with VpCI®-126 Film instead of common PE film without corrosion inhibitors. As a result, the cables received excellent protection during the one-month export shipping journey overseas. To read the…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #715: Corrosion Protection of Wind Turbine Components

A manufacturer of wind turbine shafts, rings, and hubs had experienced corrosion problems in the past. They wanted a system of corrosion protection for two-to-five years of indoor or outdoor storage on components shipped around the world. The following process was chosen. Thoroughly clean components with VpCI®-415 (diluted in water) and dry. Coat the most-sensitive metal…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #506: SUV Frame Preservation

In an unusual incident, one leading automaker was having trouble with tarnish and corrosion on SUV frames during shipment. The process oil used on the frames could not be removed before packaging and was eating holes through the VCI film (non-Cortec®). This allowed tarnish and corrosion to occur and the frames to be rejected. When…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #100: Overseas Packaging Solution for Copper Tubing

A copper company needed to protect copper tubing from corrosion during overseas shipment. Their existing method of corrosion protection was to wrap tubing in basic stretch wrap (no corrosion inhibitors) along with desiccant. They began using Cortec® Cor-Pak® VpCI® Stretch Film instead and found that it provided better protection for up to six weeks in…
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ASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #664: Overseas Transport of Electrical Appliances

The customer needed to protect electrical appliances against corrosion during overland and overseas export in containers going by truck and ship. They decided to implement a three-step solution using Cortec® Technology. 1. Lay VpCI®-126 Film on the pallet.2. Place the appliance on the pallet and apply VpCI®-105 Emitter, EcoSpray™ Electronic Cleaner Protector VpCI®-238, and VpCI®-132 Foam inside…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #73: Steel Plate Corrosion Protection in Shipment

A silicon steel company needed three months of corrosion protection while shipping silicon steel plates cut to size for use in micro motors. They decided to use VpCI®-146 Paper, cut into 8 x 11 inch (20 x 28 cm) pieces and placed into the small packaging boxes (0.5 ft³ [14 L]) with the steel plate…
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CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #716: VpCI® for Robotic Packaging of Brake Rotors

About 15 years ago, a manufacturer switched from using a liquid rust preventative on brake rotors to sandwiching layers of rotors between precut pieces of CorShield® VpCI®-146 Paper for corrosion protection in-process (WIP cycle) and during shipment. The manufacturer took this to the next level in 2020 when they started using robotics to package rotors for…
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