Introducing Cortec’s New VpCI-126 Vacuum Bags for Long-Term Metal Parts Packaging

Cortec® Corporation announced the release of a new high performance VpCI® packaging product: VpCI®-126 Vacuum Bags. These bags take the protection of basic VpCI®-126 Film to the next level by adding an extra barrier against moisture and oxygen for enhanced corrosion inhibition during long-term storage or harsh shipping conditions. The bags can be vacuum-packed and are ideal for automotive build-ahead programs, all-time-buys, or other long-term metal storage applications.

Metals packaged inside VpCI-126 Vacuum Bags receive continuous protection against salt, excessive humidity, condensation, moisture, aggressive industrial atmospheres, and dissimilar metal corrosion. The VpCI molecules in the film vaporize and condense on metal surfaces in the enclosed package, forming a protective molecular film that does not need to be cleaned off before the contents can be used.

The following metals are protected:

  • Aluminum;
  • Galvanized steel;
  • Carbon steel;
  • Stainless steel;
  • Copper;
  • Brass; and
  • Cast iron.

VpCI-126 Vacuum Bags could be a great way to unitize loads and eliminate rubbing of small parts during transit and storage. Packaging is as simple as placing the clean dry parts inside the bags and sealing them with standard vacuum-packaging equipment.

The see-through film could make it easy to identify parts packed inside the bags without having to open the package and break the vacuum-packed seal. All the while, the metal parts inside continue to be protected against moisture, oxygen, and corrosion without requiring conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants.

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