Cortec Offers Auto Industry Nitrite Free VCI Paper

ST. PAUL, MN | Toyota has issued a mandate from its service parts group that no VCI (vapor corrosion inhibiting) paper containing nitrite will be allowed due to health and handling hazards associated with nitrites that are being banned as corrosion inhibitors in most industrialized countries. Cortec Corp. reports it is the only company in the automotive industry to offer Nitrite free CorShield VCI/VpCI-146 paper that complies with various international, federal, and state regulatory requirements.

Nontoxic, biodegradable CorShield VpCI-146 is the premium corrosion inhibiting paper in the industry based on patented (VpCI) technology that has revolutionized the way metals are protected in an enclosed package. The paper provides superior corrosion protection for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Additionally VpCI-146 is very economical and eliminates the need for a variety of papers for all different types of metals and alloys. FDA-approved CorShield VpCI-146 is fully recyclable/repulpable and can be recycled into other types of paper products such as boxes, cardboard, and other corrugated materials. The paper does not contain any nitrites, phosphates, silicones, chromates, or other heavy metals.

CorShield VpCI-146 is made from the highest quality neutral natural kraft paper without the use of chlorine or other chemical bleaching. This eliminates package contamination found with other VCI/VPI papers. No calculating of chemical concentrations or maintaining the application system is needed, the product just needs to be wrapped in the paper.

The unique inhibiting action forms a very thin and effective protective layer that does not alter the appearance of products or require removal before further finishing or use. Parts protected with VpCI-146 can be painted, welded, and soldered. The paper's protective layer does not influence physical properties of most sensitive electrical components, including conductivity and resistance.

VpCI-146 paper can be used to protect products for storage and shipment in a wide variety of ways: single item packaging or interleaving, end closures for shipping tubes, insert strips for recessed areas in large packages, and as sheet liners or separators between products. It protects dry or oiled metals and is very effective against aggressive environments including humidity, SO2, H2S, and galvanic corrosion from dissimilar metals.

CorShield VpCI-146 is approved for direct contact with food according to Dept. of Health for Zagreb, Croatia, which is accredited according to European Standard HRN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2004. It conforms to military specifications MIL-PRF-3420, it is tested per FED-STD-101 and is RoHS compliant.

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