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VCI Technology To Preserve Mining Industry Assets From Rust - powered by Nano-VpCI®


Clean, Protect and Preserve Cycle

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Cortec’s Clean, Protect, Preserve Cycle for the Off-Road and Mining industries begins with the quality and safety check of parts. To achieve the very highest standards in corrosion protection, these parts and its performance are analyzed, and the question of quality is addressed by Cortec® at every stage. Repeated checks are made and tests are applied to ensure that every product meets the strictest standards on quality. Parts are evaluated for corrosion based on the length of its storage, damage caused, the cost, sensitivity of the part, and the packaging path is determined. The parts are then cleaned; If necessary, existing corrosion is removed. The product is dipped, sprayed, or brushed if required (without being given time to dry), and then neutralized with Cortec’s environmentally friendly products. Once primary protection is reached through cleaning the parts; packaging, coating, or both can be utilized to further the corrosion protection process. This can be done through Cortec’s packaging, coatings, bags, emitters, MRO sprays, or Milcorr for crate replacement. The length of storage and speed should be assessed to determine the best path to provide 1 to 5+ year solutions. Finally the product is preserved, thus reducing labor costs and increasing efficiency. The Clean, Protect, Preserve Cycle helps to keep quality, safe parts in great working condition.

Machinery Maintenance

The different types of Off-Road Equipment and Mining Machinery including Dozers, Front Loaders, Excavators, Knuckleboom Loaders, Mulchers, Forestry Bunchers and others experience different challanges - everything from impact and abrasion to immersion and exposure to chemicals and weather. Cortec’s full line of degreasers, depainters, and rust/oxide removers can eliminate more costly and dimension changing processes like sand blasting, bead blasting, and acid dipping. By incorporating VpCI® products you can integrate this cleaning directly into your existing manufacturing processes.

Surface Preparation Products For Mining Industry

Cleaning Products

While most cleaning compounds available on the market today are simple blends of surfactants and detergents which limit their cleaning effectiveness, VpCI® Cleaners offers improved cleaning plus multi-metal corrosion protection action in one step, resulting in significant savings. VpCI® Cleaners have the unique ability to remove such deposits as heavy hydrocarbons, grease, drawing and buffing compounds, and machinery compounds.


VpCI® -414

Is a cleaner and degreaser that also removes temporary coatings such as Cosmoline™*, Cortec® VpCI®-368, VpCI®-388, VpCI®- 389, and non-silicone-based waxes from metal and painted surfaces
*Cosmoline™ is a registered trademark of Houghton International, Inc

VpCI® -432/433

Are paint strippers and cleaners that are environmentally safe for removing paint from metal, wood, and concrete, as well as providing protection against corrosion, flash rusting, and discoloring of stainless steel, iron, copper, aluminum, and brass.

VpCI® -416

Is a heavy duty waterbased alkaline cleaner and degreaser offering unique flash corrosion protection. VpCI®-416 can provide corrosion protection for up to 6 months during indoor storage.

VpCI® -418 LM

Is a heavy duty alkaline cleaner/degreaser for cleaning industrial, oil field, commercial, and marine equipment. VpCI®-418 is designed for use in power washing machinery, high agitation parts washers, and high-pressure spray washers




Derusting Products

The rust removers we offer easily and effectively remove rust and tarnish from steel, iron, copper, brass, chrome, and aluminum. They will not harm human skin or adversely affect most paints, plastics, wood, textiles, ceramics, or rubber. Long lasting, cost-saving solutions provide a time efficient, superior outcome that's gentle yet thorough on corroded tools, parts, and equipment.


VpCI® -422

Is an organic rust remover that effectively removes rust and tarnish from steel, iron, copper, brass, and chrome. Non-polluting. Will not harm human skin or adversly affect most paints, plastics, wood, textiles, ceramics, or rubber. USDA BioPreferred SM designation

VpCI® -423 Gel

Is a rust remover that is harmless to people while effectively removing rust and tarnish from steel, iron, copper, brass, chrome, and aluminum. VpCI®-423 removes corrosion from metal without creating waste disposal difficulties. USDA BioPreferred SM designation.

VpCI® -426 Gel

Removes corrosion, scale, and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, and their alloys. It stays in place on vertical and difficult to treat surfaces where corrosion is heavy, allowing extra time for VpCI®-426 Gel to remove corrosion from the metal surface.

VpCI® -427

Is a heavy-duty concentrate designed to remove oxide scale from parts and equipment fabricated from aluminum alloys, and as a preparation of aluminum surfaces for further processing such as anodizing, electroplating, or coating.



Rust Preventives For Mining

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Cortec® offers a cost effective way of protecting and preserving the good metal of Off-Road Equipment and Mining Industries to the highest degree possible and prevents corrosion from reoccurring while still adhering to the customer’s required parameters for immediate use, easy cleaning, or lubrication.

Most Popular Rust Preventives For Mining Equipment | Dozers | Front Loaders | Excavators | Knuckleboom Loaders | Mulchers | Forestry Bunchers | Spare Parts


ElectriCorr® 238/239

Is an electronic cleaner containing Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI®). This cleaner is specifically formulated for electrical/electronic equipment, and components. ElectriCorr® VpCI®-238 forms a thin film of VpCI® effective against aggressive environments including industrial, marine, and tropical climates.

VpCI® -329

Is a vapor corrosion inhibiting concentrate for use with lubricating, hydraulic, and preservation oils. Provides excellent protection in sheltered outdoor/indoor conditions. It protects in two unique ways: by offering a tenacious film, which clings to metal surfaces, as well as vapor phase inhibitors into the air above the oil.

VpCI® -707

Fuel Additive is specially formulated to use as a multifunctional fuel additive. It serves as a corrosion inhibitor, fuel stabilizer, and water emulsifier for gasoline, diesel, and gasohol mixtures. VpCI®-707 is the latest formulation that provides corrosion protection, water handling, lubricity, and elastomer protection.

VpCI®-105/111 Emitters

Patented are unique devices designed to provide corrosion protection for metal components and parts enclosed in non-ventilated control boxes, cabinets, or tool boxes. The VpCI® emit vapors, which form a molecular layer on internal metal surfaces.




This state-of-the-art VCI Shrink Film is a heavy duty film featuring Cortec® multimetal Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors. MilCorr® VCI Shrink Film provides a top-notch universal protection system with high ultraviolet (UV) light protection to maintain the integrity of the film itself as well as the parts packaged within.

VpCI® -126 Series films

combine the latest film technology with the most effective corrosion protection for all of your metal products. Sealing your product in Cortec® VpCI® films protects metal parts from all types of corrosion including rust, tarnish, stains, white rust, and oxidation for up to 5 years.

VpCI® -368

is a time-proven solvent based temporary coating that provides excellent protection to metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions. VpCI®-368 leaves a firm, wax-like film that can be removed by mineral spirits or alkaline cleaners such as Cortec® VpCI-414.

VpCI® -369

Is our best inhibitor for use as an oil additive and/or temporary coating. The protective film is self-healing and moisture-displacing, providing superior protection against aggressive environments. VpCI®-369 is also excellent when used as an oil additive for mothballing, shipping, or storage of parts and equipment.




Patented is an oil based package of corrosion inhibitors for lubricating oils. It provides excellent corrosion protection during operating conditions and intermittent operation. M-529/M-529L are very effective for mineral and synthetic based oils: napthenic, iso-paraffinic, PAOs, etc.

VpCI® -391

VpCI-391 is a water-borne, temporary coating that is intended for medium to long-term indoor and outdoor protection. Once dried, VpCI-391 builds a non-tacky transparent film on the metal surface, that provides excellent salt, humidity, and UV resistance. This product, being a complex mixture of non-toxic organic inhibitors incorporated in a water-based acrylic polymer, offers corrosion protection that can compete with most permanent coatings and primers.


Is a water-based corrosion preventive liquid concentrate designed to provide flexibility with dilution to find the right cost-performance ratio for the customer. It is designed to protect ferrous and nonferrous metals in sheltered areas, indoor or in packages not in direct exposure to rain nor outdoor elements.



Is an oil-based package of corrosion inhibitors for petroleum and synthetic lubricants. M-531 provides outstanding non-staining properties with excellent demulsiblility and filterability. M-531 is very effective for napthenic, iso-paraffinic, PAO, etc. based lubricants.


Processing/ Storage Rust Prevention

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Simply wrap, shroud, or pack your products or equipment; protection is continuous for transit. A continuous self-replenishing vapor emits to protect all exposed metal surfaces regardless of temperature or humidity swings. Cortec’s VpCI® films, papers, liners, corrogated, foams, and devices are made exclusively from high technology resins using proprietary extrusion techniques to ensure 100% quality of the physical, mechanical, and corrosion inhibiting properties of all products produced. Our products meet the most rigorous international quality standards for corrosion inhibiting films. Using Cortec’s VpCI® films will ensure that valued assets are clean, dry, corrosion free, and ready for shipping.

Mothballing Processes

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When asset preservation is required for periodic, seasonal lay-up, or longer term mothballing for asset; VpCI® packaging solutions provides a lowcost, easy-to-apply solution that will preserve assets for periods of several months to over 15 years. In cases where equipment or systems require layup, temporary shutdown, or longterm mothballing; Cortec® products can be applied quickly with little or no surface preparation (depending on the product). Cortec’s VpCI®/ MCI® technology provides corrosion protection to external and internal metal surfaces and parts. The degree of protection needed is based on the severity of the environment and the length of exposure to corrosive elements. The protected system will be ready for immediate use when needed.

Preservetion Simplified Together with Cortec Global Services

Cortec® Global Services provides customers and clients with best-in-class technology, project management, engineering, design, application, and training services to ensure zero defect, low-cost preservation. For over 40 years, Cortec® has delivered high performance turn-key solutions for manufacturers, engineering firms, and project owners from industries ranging from automotive, telecommunications, construction, aerospace, military, power generation, oil and gas, and mining. By transferring knowledge of best practices between industries, Cortec® can ensure your preservation goals are attained at the lowest possible environmental impact and cost.


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