corrosion solution for metal partsAn integrated corrosion solution for metal parts is vital because corrosion continues to be a huge menace in different industries. The corrosion solution should withstand harsh environmental conditions in storage or transit.




Cortec® Corporation has developed a corrosion solution paper that protects parts from corrosion and offers cushioning for these components during transportation. This paper can be supplemented with other products from Cortec® Corporation to provide maximum corrosion protection.

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CorShield® VpCI®-146 – The Core of an Integrated Corrosion Solution for Metal Parts

Corshield® VpCI®-146 offers exceptional corrosion protection on metal parts. It is an industrial paper that does away with traditional corrosion protection forms on multi-metals (ferrous and non-ferrous metals).

This VpCI paper is ideal for wrapping metal parts and dividing the metal parts to protect against dissimilar metal corrosion. It additionally cushions parts during transit which is essential in providing protection against light “physical abuses,” e.g., scratches, nicks, etc.

Traditionally, industries would protect metal parts from corrosion by applying oils and grease on their surfaces. This corrosion solution was not efficient and economical as it would require using solvents to clean the surfaces of these parts before using them.

In addition, it was a messy process and a health risk to workers inhaling these strong solvents.

Corshield® VpCI®-146 paper did away with all that hassle. It contains a vapor phase corrosion inhibitor (VpCI). This inhibitor works by first vaporizing, then diffusing & condensing a molecular layer of protection that is invisible.

The best part about this VCI paper is that it is eco-friendly. The CorShield VpCI-146 is a USDA-certified industrial packaging paper containing 92% biobased content.

How Industries Can Benefit from Corshield® VpCI®-146

As you’ve read earlier in this post, the CorShield® VpCI®-146 is an ideal corrosion solution for industries because of the following three reasons:

  • Industries can wrap their metal parts inside this industrial VCI paper.
  • Apart from wrapping, the VCI paper separates metal parts to protect the parts from dissimilar metal-to-metal corrosion.
  • Corshield® VpCI®-146 offers cushioning for metal parts, an excellent feature for parts in transit. The paper protects metal parts from scratches, nicks, dents, etc.

Consider this real-life example:

An automotive company wanted to ship their newly manufactured brake pads and other auto parts.

They wrapped these parts in CorShield® VpCI®-146 industrial paper. Additionally, the company placed this VCI paper between layers of these auto parts inside a pallet to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion.

The automotive company then supplemented the CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper with another product from Cortec® Corporation – the Cor-Pak® VpCI® stretch film. This stretch film was used to wrap the pallet as an additional layer of corrosion protection.

The results were simply outstanding. The parts reached their destination without any form of corrosion. Another good thing was that these parts did not require surface cleaning using strong solvents before using them.

Reinforced PaperCorshield® VpCI®-146 Complementary Products for an Effective Corrosion Solution

Our real-life example has shed some light on one of the complementary corrosion protection products from Cortec® Corporation. These complementary products are used to enhance corrosion protection for metal parts.

You can use Cor-Pak® VpCI® stretch film to wrap parts that have already been wrapped using Corshield® VpCI®-146.

You can additionally use VpCI emitters such as BioPad® and VpCI-130 esd foam packaging series to enhance corrosion protection. These VpCI® emitters work by increasing the concentration level of the VpCI chemistry, especially for storage conditions that encourage corrosion.

Here’s the deal:

You are not limited to using the outlined complementary products only. You can use other products from Cortec® depending on different storage or transportation conditions.

Factors to Consider when Using Corshield® VpCI®-146

There are two primary factors to consider when using Corshield® VpCI®-146 corrosion protection paper:

  • The size and shape of the metal components you intend to protect from corrosion using this industrial paper. Bigger metal parts certainly require bigger VCI papers.
  • Storage or transportation conditions may require using complementary products from Cortec® Corporation.

Making Sense of it All

Corshield® VpCI®-146 is the ideal industrial corrosion solution. It does away with messy traditional methods of corrosion prevention. You can use this industrial paper to protect metal components of different shapes and sizes from corrosion.

You can additionally use complementary products from Cortec® to enhance corrosion protection, providing a solid corrosion solution. There are lots of corrosion protection complementary products from Cortec® Corporation.

You can always reach out to us for any queries or clarification regarding Corshield® VpCI®-146 or any other product from Cortec® Corporation.