Cortec presents MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film for extreme outdoor climates

Shrink-wrapping of the film with a heat gun

Cortec® presents MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film – created for the most extreme outdoor climates. In trials conducted, MilCorr® film demonstrated outstanding resistance to the power of storms, fires and hurricanes.

Climate change is fueling extreme weather conditions such as the tornados, fires, and floods recently witnessed in Europe. The Mediterranean region is burning and in June tornados swept through the Czech Republic. European continent is seeking to cope with these new extreme environmental conditions. Unfortunately, billions of dollars in assets are lost every year in the world due to extreme and aggressive environments that lead to corrosion and severe damage. In addition, in harsh outdoor conditions, the protection of infrastructure and personal assets against these massive storms has called for increased utilization of corrosion inhibitor packaging protection to neutralise the damaging effects of saltwater, humidity, and debris hurled through the air.

This heavy-duty film contains VpCI® Technology and provides durable protection to maintain the integrity of the film itself as well as the parts packaged within. VpCI® molecules vaporize, diffuse, and condense on metal surfaces within the enclosed space, protecting the part’s exterior as well as void spaces and recessed areas. MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film offers complete product storage protection during domestic and overseas shipments. 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. This will enable multi-metal corrosion protection via contact and vapor-phase molecular action of the corrosion inhibitors within. MilCorr® also offers UV protection and provides a durable physical barrier effective in most extreme outdoor climates, both on land and sea amid high temperatures, humidity and chlorides.

Equipment wrapped in MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film has been proven to survive hurricanes. Several aircraft cargo loaders underwent testing to evaluate the performance of a 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.

MilCorr® provides a preservation solution for a variety of long-term outdoor storage needs:

• 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

Cortec® MilCorr® VpCI® Shrink Film can be used as a commercial equivalent to MIL-PRF-22019 D Type 1.