An Economical, Environmentally Responsible Recycling Partnership
Cortec® Corporation manufactures recyclable VpCI® films that are used across the globe to protect metal parts and equipment from corrosion during storage and shipping. Cortec’s VpCI® film has already had a large impact on making corrosion protection environmentally friendly by reducing the need for traditional hazardous and cumbersome rust preventatives. Cortec’s film is fully recyclable, which allows Cortec® to incorporate recycled VpCI® film back into the manufacture of new films, while still achieving good quality VpCI® performance and reducing scrap waste at the plant. Cortec® reprocesses VpCI® film scrap and incorporates the “repro” back into the virgin film at up to 20 percent, a level at which Cortec® can ensure quality of the new product. Cortec® has expanded its film reprocessing program to allow customers to send their VpCI® film wastes back to Cortec®, creating a win-win-win situation for customers, Cortec®, and the environment. Instead of paying thousands of dollars for disposal, customers can now send used VpCI® bags to Cortec®, who pays shipping and gives customer credit in exchange for the benefit of having an additional source of repro. Both customer and manufacturer demonstrate environmental responsibility and reduce their carbon footprint in the process. The program will save tens of thousands of dollars and tens of thousands of pounds of plastic annually.
How the VpCI® Recycling Process Works