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Keeping your valuable items free from rust can be a challenge, especially if you want to avoid the hassle and mess of coatings. Traditional rust prevention methods often leave residues that may compromise the appearance and functionality of your belongings. Fortunately, Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI) paper provides a clean, residue-free solution to protect your items effectively. Below are some frequently asked questions about how Cortec VpCI paper can safeguard your possessions from corrosion.

What is the difference between VCI and VpCI paper?

VCI stands for Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor, while VpCI refers specifically to Vapor Phase Corrosion Inhibitor. We exclusively offer Cortec VpCI paper, which utilizes vapor phase protection. Both VCI and VpCI serve the same purpose of safeguarding against corrosion.

How Long Does VCI Paper Last?

Our Cortec VpCI paper rolls are securely packaged in sealed corrugated boxes. To preserve the VpCI material and maintain the paper’s integrity throughout its two-year shelf life, store it inside the box when not in use. If the original packaging is compromised, storing the paper in a sealed plastic bag is acceptable.

What sizes of VCI paper are available?

We provide Cortec VpCI Paper in rolls, perforated rolls, and sheets. Our VpCI rolls come in 600-foot lengths with widths ranging from 12″ to 48″. Perforated rolls are available in 12″ width. Sheets are offered in various sizes starting from 4″ x 8″ up to 36″ x 36″.

Is VCI paper coated on one side or both?

Our Cortec VpCI paper is designed to be used with the Cortec logo facing outward, with the coating applied on the opposite side.

How do you recommend using Cortec VpCI paper?

Cortec VpCI paper serves as wrapping and packaging material for parts. While not intended solely as an emitter, it can be used to wrap materials inside a package or as interleaving sheets for large stacks of parts.

How long will VCI paper protect my parts in a sealed bag?

When properly sealed in a Mylar or other plastic bag, VpCI paper will remain active inside the packaging for at least 24 months. In a perfectly sealed environment, saturation with VpCI eliminates additional loss to the atmosphere.

Is VCI affected by hot or cold temperatures?

Cold temperatures have minimal impact on VpCI paper performance, but extreme heat can accelerate corrosion inhibitor loss over time. Proper packaging sealing minimizes these losses.

Can our business order just one roll of Cortec VpCI paper?

Yes, we’re happy to fulfill orders for a single roll. With our stock readily available for immediate shipment, you can purchase rolls as needed.

Can VCI paper be used with other rust prevention methods?

Cortec VpCI paper is compatible with various rust prevention solutions, enhancing rather than interfering with coatings. It can be used alongside other VCI emitters and desiccant products.

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