Stay Nimble in Unpredictable Markets with Cortec® Dry Film RPs

April 28, 2020

The recent pandemic has left many metal manufacturers in uncertainty or shutdown, with a foggy economic future ahead. To make the most of valuable metal parts created prior to pandemic interruptions and not yet delivered or assembled, the key is to find a preservation method that will allow a nimble, low-labor comeback when the market brightens.

While VpCI® packaging is one of the best and easiest ways to do so, some manufacturers may prefer to stick with standard liquid rust preventatives (RPs) for one reason or another. For these manufacturers, Cortec’s dry film RPs are a highly practical alternative to messier traditional oil- and solvent-based RPs that increase labor time and exposure to cleaning solvents for removal.

VpCI®-377 is a water-based RP with a wide range of dilution options for better economy and varying lengths of protection. It leaves a thin, clear dry film that is barely noticeable and easy to remove if desired. It has been adopted by well-known global auto and equipment manufacturers.

BioCorr® ATF Rust Preventative is another dry film rust preventative with a sustainable advantage as a USDA Certified Biobased Product (it contains 54% USDA certified biobased content). This makes it an excellent option for companies working as federal contractors and required to meet certain minimum biobased content requirements under the mandatory federal purchasing initiative of the USDA BioPreferred® Program.* It is especially great for the auto industry since it is compatible with transmissions and was approved by a major automaker for temporary storage of transmissions in a non-climate-controlled warehouse. BioCorr® ATF Rust Preventative is also barely noticeable and easy to clean off, if desired—a quality that is perfect for inventoried parts that must be ready for assembly at a moment’s notice!

Contact Cortec® to learn more about these user-friendly rust preventative options for metal manufacturers:

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