What do we protect against?

Moisture, salty air, airborne acids, humidity, dampness and contaminants.

Any environmental conditions and aggressive atmospheres.

What is VpCI?

VpCI stands for Vapour Phase Corrosion Inhibitors; vapours condition an enclosed environment and create a protective layer, as they condense on all metal surfaces which they are ionically attracted to. The Ions form a molecular layer of corrosion inhibitors at the surface.

How do VpCI’s work? VpCI’s condition enclosed air with trace amounts of inhibiting material. Protective vapours disseminate in the enclosed space through vaporisation.

The inhibiting process begins when the vapours are ionically attracted to metal surfaces, and condense to form a thin protective layer one or two molecules thick.

Here the vapour dissolves to form a protective film between the moisture layer and the metal surface. This layer re-heals and replenishes by further condensation of the vapour.

Advantages -VpCI vapours re-heal and self-replenish themselves

-More cost effective protection

-Efficient delivery systems make it economical to protect hard-to-protect items

-Easy to apply

-No need to remove VpCI protection before using product in many cases -Extends equipment life -Vapour phase inhibitor’s action protects inaccessible and recessed surfaces

-VpCI layer does not interfere with operation of mechanical components -Does not contain nitrites, silicones. phosphates or heavy metals

-VpCI’s are self-replenishing to provide continuous protection if package is disturbed by opening

-No spraying, wiping. dipping or surface preparation required

-Available in multiple-forms for each unique application -Multi-metal protection

Why VpCI’s Health, safety and pollution control Cortec‘s® formulations, using the newest chemical technology available, help alleviate your concerns in the areas of health, safety, flammability and pollution control.

Multimetal protection. A full range of corrosion inhibitors is available to protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including formulations that protect combinations of metals.

Short- and long-term protection. There’s a Cortec solution whether you need temporary protection during in-plant processing, medium-term protection for shipment and storage or extended protection for lay-up, mothballing and field service, protection for a variety of environmental conditions. Now you can effectively protect your metals and products against humidity and aggressive atmospheres as well as against corrosive industrial, marine and tropical atmospheres.

Protected parts are immediately ready for use. The protective invisible layer deposited by Cortec Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI’s) needs no removal. No degreasing, scraping, cleaning or further preparation is necessary before processing, installation or use. Your VpCI protected components, parts and finished assemblies are always ready for immediate use. Cortec barrier coatings are easily removed with conventional cleaning methods.

Our range of products do not alter most material properties. In the majority of cases, the invisible protective ionic layer of Cortec VpCI’s does not alter important surface properties. This is true even for most precision electronic devices where conductivity, permittivity and dimensional tolerances are crucial.

For tiny electronic devices to tanker holds. Cortec VpCI’s protect any size product —from printed circuit board components in processing, or parts stored in a small box, to large containerized shipments to oil tankers.

For a full list of all our products and brochures available

VpCI® Products for Electronics and Electrics

VpCI® Packaging Products

VpCI® High Performance Coatings

VpCI® Powder Products

VpCI® for Military Preservation Worldwide

VpCI® Metalworking Products

MCI® Concrete Protection Products

VpCI® Surface Preparation Products

VpCI® Water Treatment Products

VpCI® for Oil, Gas and Process Industries

Corrosion Inhibiting Additives for Coatings, Fluids, Adhesives and Plastic

VpCI® for Flat-Rolled Steel Production

VpCI® Eco & MRO Products - Repair and Maintenance

ECO FLOW™ SYSTEM Reduce Cost & Increase Production

VpCI® Enhanced Lubricant Products

BioCortec - Sustainable Environmentally Friendly Resources

GalvaCorr™ - New Concept in Cathodic Protection

Corrosion Engineering and Field Services