Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Paper: How to Protect Your Parts on the Shop Floor

VCI paper is a product that is used by many factories and manufacturing locations to reduce the amount of corrosion that can occur on the shop floor. Volatile corrosion inhibitor paper is a product that is wrapped around spare steel, aluminum, and stainless steel parts to minimize contact with the air. This product can be applied to all metal parts for storage to prevent rusting and corrosion. However, over time, the VCI paper can lose effectiveness and require replacement.

What is volatile corrosion inhibitors (vci)?

Volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) paper help protect metal parts from corrosion, and are typically used in industrial settings where the temperature can fluctuate wildly. They are available as a paper, film or liquid. VCIs are used in a variety of industries, including aerospace, automotive, chemical, electrical, food and beverage, marine, and steel production. The most common type of VCI is a paper that can be used to wrap products.

What makes VCI papers effective?

Volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCI) are chemicals that are used to prevent corrosion in the presence of air. They typically come in the form of papers, liquids, pastes, and granules. They are applied to the surface of materials that are likely to corrode in the presence of air, such as metal parts.

How often is VCI papers used?

When you have a machine that uses a lot of hazardous chemicals and you have a lot of parts moving around, you need to make sure that you are using a volatile corrosion inhibitor. This will help to reduce the corrosion of the parts and make sure that they last longer. You should also make sure that you are using the right type of VCI for the machine parts, and replenish when the need arises.

Daubert Cromwell VCI Papers

As a serious shop owner, you want to make sure that your shop is as safe as possible. You want to make sure that your employees are safe, but you also want to make sure that you protect your own assets and prevent corrosion. One of the best ways to protect your parts is to use volatile corrosion inhibitor (vci) papers.

Daubert Europe VCI Papers are easy to use, have good tensile strength, is scratch and abrasion resistant, ideal for work layout, has high heat resistance, and sets up VCI protection quickly. All Daubert Europe papers can be converted into sheets, bags, and wraps for individual parts; shrouds, covers and liners for large pieces or stacks of parts. Available in a variety of grades and weights for large, irregular, or smaller parts.

Corrosion protection film

Corrosion protection film is a thin non-adhesive film that is a barrier to corrosion by protecting metals from corrosion. It prevents corrosion by being chemically inert, having a high surface area, and being a barrier to physical corrosion. The film is a flexible, thin, semi-permeable, barrier that is applied to the metal surface and protects them from corrosion.

What is a corrosion protection film?

A corrosion protection film is a thin, flexible film that is coated on a surface. It is used for corrosion protection on metal, plastic, and rubber. The film is applied to the surface and then heated. The heat causes the film to expand and adhere to the surface, creating a thin layer that is thin enough to avoid creating any air pockets. The film is flexible enough to be easily rolled or cut to the desired size. It is then applied to the surface. The film is then coated with a layer of hard, protective plastic. The film used for corrosion protection is typically made from polyvinyl chloride, polyethylene, or polypropylene.

What are the benefits of using a corrosion protection film?

Many manufacturers of plastics have begun to use a corrosion protection film to prevent corrosion. The film is applied to the surface of the plastic and is designed to protect the plastic from corrosion. This can reduce the need for costly maintenance in the future and it can also help increase the service life of the plastic. The film can be applied to many different types of plastics, including PVC, ABS, and polycarbonate.

Types of corrosion protection film

There are many types of corrosion protection film available today. The most common type polyethylene based films. Polyethylene film has its own unique properties as a packaging material. They are heat sealable, strong, stretchable, economical, flexible, highly water resistant and can be applied automatically and removed quickly.


Daubert Europe has a large set of products to choose from. All formulations are strong and tear-resistant, ideal for large and roughly handle packages. More information about Daubert Europe’s corrosion protection films can be found here.

Daubert Europe’s VCI Corrosion Protection Films and Plastics

Industrial Corrosion Protection Products: What to Look for in a Quality Product

The manufacturing industry is one of the most challenging and demanding industrial sectors. Manufacturing plants must operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to meet the demand for their products. Industrial corrosion is one of the biggest threats to production in any manufacturing plant. Manufacturing corrosion costs U.S. businesses more than $100 billion annually. If not addressed properly, corrosive environments can result in massive downtime and expenses that will put even the most well-funded company at risk of failure. Corrosion can have devastating effects on equipment and structures, leading to unplanned maintenance costs, shortened equipment life spans, and huge repair bills that can bankrupt an organization if they don’t have the necessary safeguards in place. We have the best line of industrial corrosion protection products in the world.

What is Industrial Corrosion?

Industrial corrosion is the breakdown of materials caused by chemical reactions. Industrial corrosion is the deterioration that occurs when certain chemicals react with metals. Corrosion can be problematic in many different types of industries, but it is most prevalent in industries that use chemicals, require long-lasting, durable equipment, and have low maintenance costs. There are two types of corrosion: – Inter-metal Corrosion – This type of corrosion happens when different metals are in contact with each other and are chemically reacting to each other. Industrial Corrosion Protection Products: What to Look for in a Quality Product – Corrosion within the metal – This type of corrosion happens when a metallic structure is not properly maintained, allowing water and chemicals to build up on the surface of the metal.

Why Is Industrial Corrosion Protection Important?

Industrial corrosion can happen to any metal, but it is most common in industries that store large quantities of chemicals and use a multitude of different metals for manufacturing. Industrial corrosion protection products can help you prevent costly repairs, reduce the risk of major accidents, and increase the lifespan of your equipment. – Corrosion can cause expensive repairs. – When corrosion starts to form, it takes time to develop into something that can be seen with the naked eye. This means that if corrosion is left unchecked, it can cause massive damage before it is detected. – Corrosion can lead to major accidents. – When corrosion affects machinery or equipment in operation, it can cause disastrous results. A valve that is corroded shut could cause a hazardous leak, while a pipe that is corroded shut could cause a rupture that could result in major property damage. – Corrosion can shorten equipment lifespan. – When corrosion has caused significant damage to a piece of equipment, the only option is to repair or replace it. When it comes to manufacturing equipment, this often means a hefty price tag. – Corrosion can be prevented with industrial corrosion protection products. – There are many ways to protect your metal structures and minimize the likelihood of corrosion. Industrial corrosion protection products can help to create a barrier between the metal and the chemicals it is in contact with.

The Nox-Rust series is the best industrial corrosion protection products

Daubert Europe’s line of Nox-Rust products is a non-toxic industrial corrosion protection product used to protect and treat metal surfaces. It is applied as a liquid and will dry to create a layer on top of the metal. This layer acts as a shield and prevents corrosive chemicals from attacking the metal inside.

Nox-Rust Series of Industrial Corrosion Protection Products

The Nox-Rust line comes in different formulations catered to your specific needs, whether for transit coatings or outdoor solutions:

Nox-Rust 3100: Amber oil dries as a firm, waxy film that can be handled after 3–6 hours. Coating sets up in 12–24 hours.

Nox-Rust 5100: Outdoor corrosion protection. Dries as a black, dry, firm film. Remove with solvent/alkaline cleaner. Conforms to Mil-PRF-16173E, Grade 1, Class 1.

Nox-Rust 5200: Apply on exposed metals and unpainted metal parts. The brown, grease-like film dries as a semi-film coating in 12-24 hours. Protection lasts 3-6 months on equipment stored outdoors, up to 5 years if stored indoors. Remove with solvent/alkaline cleaner or an emulsion cleaner.

Nox-Rust 5300: Brown, oily film displaces water and saline solutions to keep corrosion from forming on metal surfaces inside closed systems. Completely miscible with lubricating oils.

Nox-Rust 8500: Exterior barrier coating. Hard acrylic emulsion film. Water-based, clear. Dries as a tack-free exterior coating, will not pick up dust or dirt. Non-staining. It may be removed with soap and water for up to one hour after applying.

Nox-Rust 9900: Environmentally safe water-based coating with corrosion protection. Low VOC with no solvents, petroleum oils, or harmful chemicals. Can be diluted with water. Dries to a firm, tacky film that is not water-soluble. Compatible with copper and brass.


Corrosion can be a serious issue that, left unchecked, can cost millions of dollars in repairs and lost production. Industrial corrosion protection products can help to minimize the likelihood of corrosion occurring and protect your valuable assets. When selecting an industrial corrosion protection product, it is important to find a product that is safe for your employees and the environment and meets the necessary regulatory standards.

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.

Daubert Cromwell Laboratory Earns ISO/IEC 17025:2017 Accreditation

Daubert Cromwell, a leading manufacturer of corrosion inhibitor (VCI) products for metalworking industries, announces that its Testing Laboratory has attained ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation.

August 5, 2019
For immediate release

Alsip, IL - Daubert Cromwell, a leading manufacturer of corrosion inhibitor (VCI) products for metalworking industries, announces that its Testing Laboratory has attained ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accreditation. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 is the highest recognized quality standard in the world for calibration and testing laboratories. Accreditation means the lab consistently produces precise and accurate test data and has implemented a rigorous quality management system.

The scope of the accreditation covers 19 tests and properties relevant to Daubert Cromwell as a global manufacturer of VCI papers, films, and liquids. It is the only lab accredited to perform internationally recognized TL8135 and newly adopted NACE TM0208, in addition to the military's Mil-Std-3010.

Daubert Cromwell's lab accreditation project was led by Lab Manager Kristi Lanzo and Technical Services Director Dr. Jonathan Brekan.

President and CEO Martin J. Simpson commended them for their investment into attaining distinction as a certified testing lab for corrosion prevention products. "This is a credit to you and your team," he said. "Achieving this certification will prove to customers and competitors that we operate a world class VCI lab that deserves to be recognized for competency, high standards and product development."

Daubert Cromwell's lab in Alsip, IL, is the center for its Quality Control, Technical Service and R&D projects.  Its demonstrated advancements in training, acquiring new analytical equipment and standardizing all laboratory procedures all contributed to earning this success.

"This will have a significant impact on our already strong reputation and standing within the VCI industry," Simpson added.

Daubert Cromwell is an ISO 9001:2015 company headquartered in Alsip, IL.  Subsidiaries are located in Europe, Brazil, China and Mexico.

For more information, email info@daubertcromwell.com, call 800-535-3535 or +1-708-293-7750.

About Daubert Cromwell:

Daubert Cromwell is a global manufacturer of corrosion prevention packaging products. Since 1948, it has been the choice of automotive, heavy equipment, electronics, military, aerospace, and metal fabricators in the US and around the world.   Based in Alsip, Illinois, USA, Daubert Cromwell has manufacturing operations, sales offices and qualified technicians wherever corrosion control expertise is required.

Daubert Brasil Announces New Management Team

May 21, 2019

To our esteemed Daubert Brasil customers,

Daubert Brasil is proud to be your supplier of world class VCI protective packaging. To keep pace with your growing demands for superior quality and service, Daubert Brasil has installed a new management team at our manufacturing facility in Limeira, Sao Paulo. They are tasked with providing you with the industry leading products and service you expect.

General Manager Robson Bicudo will be responsible for production and logistics, reporting directly to Roy Galman, Executive Vice President of Global Operations at Daubert Cromwell USA. Ana Kammarman, Director of Business Development for South America, will lead our team of technical experts in sales and applications, as well as our team of professional customer service representatives. Caio Figueiredo and his team of chemists and technicians will be responsible for quality and technical services in Brazil. Each of these business leaders has years of experience in the production, application and testing of VCI protection packaging. They are backed by the more than 80 years of experience that Daubert Cromwell has in the production of packaging, liquid and corrosion protection devices used by multinational companies around the world.

We are excited about these recent changes and the wide range of capabilities Daubert Brasil can now offer to the rapidly expanding Brazilian market. Your business is very important to us. We hope to be helpful and provide the necessary resources to protect your products against corrosion. Please do not hesitate to contact us for assistance in solving your specific corrosion protection needs.


Martin J. Simpson
President and CEO
Daubert Cromwell, LLC and
Daubert VCI, Inc.

VCI Bubble Bags Protect Metal Parts From Rust & Shipping Damage

Flexible, adhesive-top bubble bags that protect metal parts from physical damage and corrosion are new from Daubert Europe, the global manufacturer of VCI packaging for industry. 

daubert europe vci film bubble bags

Premium Metal-Guard® VCI bubble bags provide cushioning and corrosion protection for highly polished, precision machined parts in storage and during transit. Bags are best for heavy metal parts and delicate components that are susceptible to damage due to vibration during shipment.  Optional peel-and-seal closure makes bags easy to use, up to 3 times faster than hand-wrapping.

Standard VCI bags are 2-layer, bubble-out construction, allowing parts to slide in easily. The corrosion inhibitor film is safe to handle, odorless, and does not affect processing or soldering.  Ideal for packaging computer equipment, electronics, and heavy components with machined surfaces that need individual wrapping to prevent marring and scuffing.

  • Air bubbles on the outside of the bag cushion the part from movement, abrasion, and rubbing against other parts in the shipping container or box.
  • Resists tears and punctures.
  • Lip and tape closure eliminates need for tape or staples.
  • Reduces labor costs and packaging time.

For more information about VCI bubble bags or any of Daubert Europe's VCI films, papers, foam, emitters, rust preventive liquids and rust removers, contact  +49-89-4522036-0 or  service@daubertcromwell.eu.

Package Your Metal Parts to Survive in Tough Temperatures

Are your parts properly packaged to survive? Or will they need costly rework? 

Seasonal changes in temperature and humidity create the perfect environment for corrosion.

Our Technical Experts offer valuable industry-focused expertise – from Military & Aerospace or Automotive industries, to Heavy Equipment, Metalworking and Export.  Our complimentary global business programs can help you pinpoint problem areas so your metal parts arrive at their destination clean, rust-free and ready to use.

Explore our site to learn more about how our VCI corrosion protective packaging works to protect your metal products and reduce your cost of corrosion.

Protect your valuable parts and equipment in every season with Daubert Cromwell VCI.

The Leading Name in Corrosion Prevention®


Environmentally Friendly Clear Pak® BIO VCI Film

For Immediate Release

ALSIP, IL – Corrosion prevention specialist and global manufacturer Daubert Cromwell introduces Clear Pak BIO corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film, an effective and environmentally safe protective packaging film for industry.

Clear Pak BIO uses proprietary, plant-based corrosion inhibitor chemistry proven effective for  protecting valuable metal components during storage and shipment. Independent lab testing shows that the heat-sealable, recyclable film excels in rigorous testing to international standards, including German product health and safety regulation TRGS 615.

Clear Pak BIO is designed to prevent corrosion on ferrous metals, using advanced VCI chemistry derived from plant extracts that are nitrite-free, amine-free, and non-toxic. The flexible, puncture and tear resistant film is tinted a unique shade of purple to identify it as a quality product of Daubert Cromwell.

Clear Pak BIO is compatible with the company’s entire line of VCI packaging papers, films, foams, emitters and devices, and rust preventive liquids. For complete information call +1-708-293-7750; 800-535-3535, or e-mail info@dauberteurope.eu.


About Daubert Cromwell:
Daubert Cromwell is a global manufacturer of corrosion prevention solutions, including VCI packaging and rust preventive liquids and devices. Since 1948, it has been the choice of automotive, heavy equipment, electronics, military, railroad, and metal fabricators in the US and around the world. The Company continues to develop and improve its proprietary products and applications to reduce and eliminate the cost of corrosion for its customers. Based in Alsip, Illinois, USA, Daubert Cromwell has facilities, offices and qualified people available around the world, wherever the company’s expertise is required.

Daubert Cromwell Opens New Plant in Brazil

ALSIP, IL USA– Daubert Cromwell, a global manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors and protective packaging for industry, recently announced its expansion into Brazil.  Daubert do Brasil, Ltda. (Daubert Brasil), is based in Limeira – SP, and manufactures, markets and sells the company’s complete line of proprietary corrosion inhibitor packaging and rust preventive liquids.

Daubert Brasil is the latest move by Daubert Cromwell, LLC to make its products available to its global customers more efficiently by manufacturing locally and providing more direct technical support.  Daubert Cromwell is headquartered in Alsip, Illinois, near Chicago.  It has other manufacturing sites in China, Slovakia, and India, as well as offices in Germany, Belgium, and Mexico.

Company President & CEO, Martin J. Simpson said, “Brazil’s already large and growing industrial sector and the concentration of multi-national automotive, heavy-equipment and industrial OEM’s, together with the unique challenges that Brazil’s climate presents, makes this a market where Daubert can provide significant value. We can now provide our specialized products and services seamlessly and effectively to metal fabricators and producers in Brazil and throughout South America.”

Daubert Brasil will manufacture and sell the company’s  globally tested and accepted brands of volatile corrosion inhibitor (VCI) paper and poly packaging, as well as devices and rust preventive liquids.   “Opening Daubert Brasil is the natural next step in our growth and evolution as the leader in the field of VCI packaging and corrosion prevention,” Simpson said.

Ana Kammarman is the South America Sales and Business Development Manager for Daubert Cromwell.  She has a strong business background, is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish and English. She will work out of the offices in São Paulo as well as Daubert Cromwell’s corporate headquarters in Illinois.

In announcing the appointments, Simpson said, “I am confident that the leadership team we have assembled will contribute very quickly, not only to Daubert Brasil’s overall success, but they will help further positon us as the recognized source of corrosion solutions around the world.  They know the role VCI plays in reducing the cost of corrosion and how important that is to our customers”

For complete information, e-mail: Informacoes@daubertbrasil.com.branak@dauberteurope.eu