May 16, 2001 For Immediate
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC
Blue Leopard Inc.
Cocooning Metal Coils
Cuts Labor and Damage Claims
Cocooning Stretch Film reduces labor as much as 75%
in wrapping steel and non-ferrous coils. The proprietary
system uses conventional stretch wrapping equipment
with Cor-Pak VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film
to allow only one (1) operator to wrap a metal coil
in what normally can take up to four (4) workers.
The Cocooning System provides
complete packaging for coils including the coil's exterior,
edges, interior and bore/eye. Initially, the coil is
placed on blocker rolls. Then specially fabricated edge
and bore/eye protectors are placed on the coil. Using
Cor-Pak VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film, the
coil is then wrapped using a conventional rotary overhead
stretch wrapper. With the fabricated insert in place,
wrapping down to the bore/eye protects the coil while
allowing access for coil handling. With this process,
coils from ten(10) to twenty(20) tons can be wrapped
in four(4) minutes or less.
The Cor-Pak VpCI®
Cocooning Stretch Film offers enhanced protective packaging
for coils. Specially extruded for superior flexibility
and cling capability, the film readily conforms to curvature
of coils. Its tear and puncture resistance has been
increased to minimize damage claims. The Cor-Pak
VpCI® Cocooning Stretch Film is extruded using
Cortec's patented VpCI® technology to prevent rust,
and corrosion during transport and storage. Cortec's
VpCI® provides multi-metal protection virtually
eliminating damage claims from staining, oxidation or
any type of rust. The new stretch film is recyclable
and does away with the special handling and disposal
costs of steel strapping, paper, cardboard, and other
co-mingled plastic wraps.
The overall cost savings
in labor, material, reduced rust and damage claims provide
a strong ROI for ferrous and non-ferrous coil producers
and service centers. At a savings of $10,000 per month
in labor costs alone, a semi-automatic wrapping system
including blocker rolls costing as little as $30,000
will pay for itself in (3) months. The system assures
a quality coil product that arrives ready for use without
increased downstream attention and costs.
High resolution photo tif of Cor-Pak VpCI®
Cocooning Stretch Film available for download above.
Cortec® Corporation, a pioneer in Vapor
Corrosion Inhibition technology, is located in White
Bear Lake, Minnesota. Cortec manufactures a variety
of corrosion inhibiting and rust-preventive systems
based on Vapor Corrosion Inhibition technology.
Cortec Website: www.CortecVCI.com.
Phone: 1-800-426-7832 FAX: (651) 429-1122