Cortec Developed MilCorr VpCI Shrink Film for Effective Outdoor Asset Preservation

Date: 09/06/2020

Cortec developed MilCorr(r) VpCI(r) Shrink Film for the preservation and corrosion protection of outdoor assets, effective even in the harshest environments.

Cortec's MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film can preserve and protect assets of all sizes—from aircraft, to offshore equipment, to operational spares on outdoor racks when unsheltered storage is the only option.

How it works

Asset owners can create a unitized, tight, and tamper-proof protective environment by heat-shrinking MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film to fit the shape of the object.

MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film provides multi-metal corrosion protection via contact and vapor-phase molecular action of the corrosion inhibitors within. It also offers UV protection and provides a durable physical barrier effective even in extreme outdoor climates, both on land and sea where high temperatures, humidity, and chloride-ridden air pervade.

Equipment wrapped in MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film can also survive hurricanes. In fact, between 2004 and 2007, several aircraft cargo loaders underwent testing to evaluate the performance of a Cortec VpCI® preservation system for extending asset life expectancy. After a variety of VpCI® materials were applied internally, the assets were wrapped in MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film and stored outside. Three hurricanes hit the whole region but, despite the storms and the massive amounts of saltwater and debris hurled through the air, the MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film escaped with a few minor cuts and abrasions. By the end of the trial period, the cargo loaders met all test parameters and continued to perform well.

The applications

MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film can replace conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants and parts protected with it are ready to use immediately after removal, saving time and money by eliminating the need for additional cleaning or degreasing.

Together with other Cortec products, it also provides a preservation solution for long-term outdoor storage in different applications:

  • Military vehicles and equipment preservation;
  • Mothballing of industrial equipment;
  • Heavy equipment covers;
  • Recreational vehicle (boats, snowmobiles, etc.) preservation;
  • Pallet shrouds;
  • Export packaging of expensive larger equipment;