VpCI® Gusset Bags Replace Silica Gel and Elbow Grease

May 16, 2001 For Immediate Release

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Anna Vignetti
VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC

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VpCI® Gusset Bags Replace Silica Gel and Elbow Grease

For high value-added metal components, products and machinery, Cortec's new VpCITM Gusset Bags are replacing one of the most popular forms of corrosion protection, silica gel and elbow grease. With this new, high density barrier bag the user simply places the product in the bag and seals it with a twist tie, crimp, or heat seal. Metal products placed in a Cortec® VCI Gusset Bag can be perfectly clean. No other corrosion protection is required. Metal is protected against corrosion for up to 24 months in storage, on the shelf, or even export shipment overseas by ship. When ready for use, products are easily removed from the bag and are ready for immediate use. No dusting, cleaning or degreasing is needed.

Cortec VCI Gusset Bags come in a variety of convenient sizes to easily handle items such as bins of small electronic components or small office machines to large shafts, or custom sizes for truck engines and printing presses. The bags translucent barrier allow easy see-through for fast product identification and inspection without opening the bag.

The Cortec bags eliminate the failure of silica gel in preventing rust from over saturation in high humidity and aggressive atmospheres. Cortec® VpCITM technology protects against both humidity as well as corrosive contaminants and vapors that easily penetrate typical poly bags during longer term conditions. The Cortec technology provides complete protection to both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. The unique Cortec VpCI®action even sets-up a thin protective film in recessed areas, voids, and other hard-to-reach areas. The bags eliminate the need for any extra labor or material protection such as adding oils or grease, or extracting excess air from the bag. The new bags get rid of the "elbow" grease from extra labor and costs, while virtually eliminating rust claims and product returns.

Unlike silica gel and polyethylene or paper barrier bags which require landfill disposal or special handling, Cortec VCI Gusset Bags are bio-friendly, non-toxic and can be recycled. Their convenient and simple to use form requires no special training of personnel for use. In addition, no special safety equipment is needed when working with Cortec VCI Gusset Bags.

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Company Description:
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.

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Monday, 30 July, 2001 02:59:41 PM