Recyclable VCI Moisture-Barrier Paper Surpasses Biobased Content Requirements



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Cortec’s EcoShield VpCI-144 moisture barrier VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper contains 69% USDA certified biobased content.  Source | Cortec

Cortec’s (Saint Paul, Minn., U.S.) EcoShield VpCI-144 moisture barrier VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) paper provides protection against rust and corrosion on ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The product also provides resistance to grease and oil. It can be used to wrap or interleave metal products for storage or shipment. Typical applications include protection of the following:

  • Coils, wire reels, plate and bar
  • Metal forgings and die castings
  • Springs, bearings, fasteners, tubes, pipes
  • Finished engines, machinery, equipment, tools, hardware, appliances and motors
  • Electrical and electronic components, controls and PCBs

In addition, EcoShield VpCI-144 contains 69% USDA certified biobased content. The majority of the product’s content comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine or forestry feedstocks, surpassing the minimum biobased content needed to meet mandatory purchasing requirements for federal agencies and their contractors buying corrosion preventatives under the USDA BioPreferred Program.

In addition to its biobased content, EcoShield VpCI-144 demonstrates a high level of environmental responsibility due to its water-based barrier coating that allows it to be recycled through normal channels. The product’s recyclability makes it an environmentally friendly alternative to the polyethylene and wax coatings that have historically been used to seal porous paper to provide a moisture barrier and/or moisture-vapor barrier.