environmentally friendly VCI products

Cortec® Corporations commitment to producing environmentally friendly VCI products e.g VpCI® papers, has spanned many years. 

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In line with that, Cortec® Corporation has three VpCI based USDA-certified packaging papers that demonstrate outstanding performance qualities in addition to impressive environmental credentials.

Consider the below constructions with enhanced environmental protection that can keep your goods corrosion free during periods of extended transport and storage:

  • CorShield® VpCI®-146 – 100% recycled paper with 92% bio-based contentCortec Eco Logo
  • VpCI®-146 Creped paper
  • EcoShield® VpCI®-144 – corrosion protection with moisture prevention

The above mentioned products are primarily used for VCI corrosion protection. These products are easily recyclable compared to plastic packaging products. Recyclability enhances the “circular economy” participation for end users as these products are renewable through recycling.

The U.S. government also supports environmental recyclability through the USDA Bio Preferred® Program. This program requires federal agencies and contractors to purchase products that meet the minimum bio-based content under the federal purchasing initiative.

These bio-based VCI papers are ideal for the corrosion protection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Cortec VCI papers do not contain heavy metals, e.g., nitrites, chromates, etc. 

How Cortec® Corporation VpCI® Papers Work

As mentioned earlier in this article, VpCI® papers are ideal for multi-metal corrosion protection. These products protect metal parts from corrosion by activating, diffusing, and condensing an invisible molecular layer of protection on metal components.

Additionally, this layer does not need to be removed before using the metal parts. Therefore, these papers are beneficial as they remove a process layer that comes with traditional corrosion protection methods.

Cortec® Corporation VpCI® Papers Features Reinforced Paper

CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper eliminates guesswork as both sides of the paper are corrosion protection-enabled. Cortec® Corporation manufactures this VCI products in different sizes to cater to metal components with unique shapes and different sizes. 

The VpCI®-146 Creped paper has the same features as the CorShield® VpCI®-146. The only difference being is that the VpCI®-146 is in a creped shape which offers cushioning for delicate metal precision parts.

EcoShield® VpCI®-144 paper offers corrosion protection, just like the former two papers. It additionally has a moisture barrier to protect metal parts from corroding under humid conditions. The EcoShield® VpCI®-144 is the ideal alternative to plastic and wax-coated packaging bags.

Therefore, you can use the EcoShield® VpCI®-144 paper in applications that require an effective moisture barrier without the need for corrosion protection.

Cortec Environmentally Friendly VCI Products 

Cortec’s VpCI products are highly effective with regard, to corrosion protection. They are used in various industries, e.g., automotive, to protect auto parts from corrosion and harsh storage or transit conditions.

Since these papers do not contain heavy metals, they are versatile. You can use them to package metal parts or to separate individual metal components which is essential in preventing dissimilar metal corrosion.

In addition, this metal component separator VpCI® paper is an effective and efficient damage control product.

A perfect example is when you have the need to store or transport auto parts that contain aggressive oils or grease. The oils/grease might leak and spread to other components – the above products will negate this issue.


Cortec® Corporation VpCI® products are practical and efficient for corrosion protection.

The three outstanding products Corshield® VpCI®-146 paper, VpCI®-146 Creped paper, and EcoShield VpCI®-144 each have  additional benefits apart from corrosion protection.

The CorShield® VpCI®-146 paper eliminates guesswork as both sides are corrosion protection enabled. The creped version of this paper also offers corrosion protection on both sides, plus an added cushioning feature for delicate metal components.

Finally, the EcoShield® VpCI®-144 paper is an effective moisture barrier.

All these products are eco-friendly as they are USDA-certified products.

Please contact us to discuss your needs further.