Daubert Europe Introduces Safe, Effective VCI Film with Recycled Content

New to “Sustainable Series” of Industrial Packaging

July 2023
For Immediate Release

Extensive testing has proven that Daubert Europe’s new VCI packaging film containing a minimum 30% recycled content provides best corrosion protection for metals during storage and shipment.  It also meets certain EU mandates as a non-taxable plastic.

Typically, adding recycled content diminishes the efficacy of VCI films.  Premium Metal-Guard® RC, however, is shown to meet environmental requirements without compromising performance as a corrosion inhibitor packaging product.

Safe, effective, and now available in Europe, it combines Daubert Cromwell’s proprietary multi-metal VCI chemistry with recycled material to produce an internationally compliant film having exceptional corrosion inhibitor properties for metal parts in all stages of storage and transit.

“The push for sustainable packaging is gaining significant traction in the EU,” said Dr. Jonathan Brekan, Vice President Technology. “Premium Metal-Guard RC helps European markets achieve sustainability mandates with VCI packaging that meets targets for low-carbon footprint, recyclability, low-toxicity. We help them meet their own environmental goals without sacrificing quality.”

“Side-by-side testing of VCI films with and without recycled content showed nearly identical physical strength and performance metrics”, Dr. Brekan continued.  Premium Metal-Guard RC compared similarly in tear strength, tensile, elongation, plus corrosion protection.

“Mechanically recycled polyethylene will bring dyes, additives and other contaminates with it, he explained.  “These additives and contaminates can adversely affect the performance of VCI chemistries. We deliberately designed our film to achieve both excellent physical and corrosion prevention performance.”

Over the past few years, defining “sustainability” for industrial packaging became a global project for Dr. Brekan and his team of ISO accredited R&D labs. They looked to:

  • Understand how Daubert Cromwell could be a good corporate citizen by following practices to reduce, reuse and recycle in its own production processes, and;
  • Support customers with VCI products that meet their own sustainability goals.

The resulting Sustainability Series, now including Premium Metal-Guard RC film, is a collection of effective, environmentally friendly, TRGS615 and 900, REACH and RoHS compliant VCI packaging. Choices include VCI papers that meet Europe’s specific requirements for transporting metals and machinery; a non-acidic rust removing liquid that is approved and available in Europe; nitrite-free, amine-free, and plant-based poly films.

For more information about the complete line of Daubert Europe VCI products, call +49-(0)-711 2050 5891; service@daubertcromwell.eu.

Corrosion Solutions Designed Specifically for the European Metalworking Market

Now Featured in New Corrosion Preventive (VCI) Packaging Guide from Daubert Europe

January 2021
For immediate release

Munich, Germany, (January 2021) -- Global VCI Packaging manufacturer Daubert Cromwell has published a new catalog & user guide of corrosion inhibitor (VCI) products available through its subsidiary, Daubert Europe.

The new, user-friendly product guide for VCI packaging solutions helps businesses navigate the many protective packaging options available to solve corrosion challenges faced during this demanding business climate. The 12-page catalog features practical advice on choosing the right packaging solution for any industry, depending on type of metal, environmental conditions, and duration of storage.

A special section in the catalog features the company's environmentally friendly VCI products, an important aspect for businesses looking to comply with environmental mandates:

  • Plant-based, amine free, and non-nitrite
  • Recyclable, or made with recycled materials
  • TRGS 615 and TL 8135
  • RoHS and REACH compliant

Among the catalog highlights:

  • Special section explaining the science of "How VCI Works" to prevent corrosion on metal during all stages of manufacture, storage, preservation, and shipment.
  • User-friendly overviews of the company's most popular products, including:
    • NEW VCI Bearing Wrap with embossed texture that grips and stays in place around large bearings and round shapes.
    • VCI poly films and bags, available with anti-static, shrink, and UV stabilizers.
    • MasterShield® VCI papers for protecting ferrous metal parts.
    • Emitters, powders and devices that deliver corrosion protection inside cabinets, deep recesses and small spaces.
    • Guide to wide selection of VCI papers, films, emitters, liquids and rust removers immediately available for shipment throughout EMEA.

Click to download a copy of the new VCI Product Catalog in English or German from the Daubert Europe websites, www.dauberteurope.eu, or www.dauberteurope.de to email us to request a free copy.  For application assistance and technical information, contact service@daubertcromwell.eu; +49-89-4522036-0.


About Daubert Cromwell

Since the 1940’s, Daubert Cromwell has set the standard for corrosion preventive packaging in industry.   Its VCI films, papers, liquids, emitters and specialty products are used worldwide to protect metal and metal parts in automotive, electronics, military, aerospace, heavy equipment and energy industries. For more information or to view the company’s range of VCI products, visit www.daubertcromwell.com.

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