Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Packaging for Metals Featured at PACK EXPO CONNECTS 2020

October, 2020 – Corrosion preventive packaging for metals will be featured in Daubert Cromwell’s Virtual Showroom at PACK EXPO Connects, November 9-13, 2020.  The virtual showroom will highlight anti-rust films, papers and liquids from Daubert Cromwell, the only VCI manufacturer exhibiting at PACK EXPO Connects 2020.

Daubert Cromwell's online exhibit will focus on sustainable, environmentally-friendly solutions to biggest corrosion challenges in automotive, manufacturing, electronic, and metalworking markets. The site features VCI product details, Live Product Demos plus opportunities to directly connect with technical corrosion prevention experts. Visit the virtual showroom to:

  • Register for free to attend PACK EXPO Connects 2020.
  • Sign up to attend 4 free Live Product Demos of corrosion inhibitor packaging and rust removers.
  • Request a free poster, "Do's and Don'ts of VCI Packaging," suitable for hanging in plants where metal parts are handled or wrapped for shipment.
  • Request a free mask lanyard to wear at work. No more forgetting, misplacing, or stuffing it into a pocket.
  • Learn more about our full line of Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) protective packaging products

For complete information, go to the PACK EXPO Connects 2020 website,  or contact Daubert Cromwell direct at 800-535-3535;  +1-708-293-7750;

by Karen Clements News

Testing Validates Safecote® CLV Rust Preventive for Threaded Bolt Holes

ALSIP, IL (September, 2020) – Extensive OEM testing has proven Daubert Cromwell's Safecote CLV as the best corrosion protection for threaded bolt holes on equipment stored outdoors. The water-based, low VOC coating protects internal threads without affecting torque, and does not need to be removed.

The study evaluated options to replace tape, caps and plugs that typically protect threaded areas on machinery and machine parts stored outdoors. When corrosion forms beneath those covers, it can compromise the joint and cause damage. Applying Safecote CLV on internal threads proved to provide long term protection for exposed bolt holes, making it ideal for use on metal parts, components, engines, sub-assemblies and spares.

Environmentally safe Safecote CLV leaves a waxy film on ferrous metal surfaces that hardens to a firm, water- resistant coating in about 90 minutes. The milky taupe- color coating has excellent resistance to high humidity and salt spray, for optimal protection of machinery during export and storage.

Various scenarios of bolt hole testing showed Safecote CLV to be most effective in protecting the threads over long periods of time, with negligible impact on torque coefficient. Further, it does not have to be removed before putting the part back into operation. Rental equipment stored on dealer lots, for example, can be used immediately.

For complete information about Safecote CLV and all of Daubert Cromwell's VCI packaging products, call +1-708-293-7750;

by Karen Clements News

Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Packaging for Metals Featured at IMTS “Spark” 2020

September, 2020 – Corrosion preventive packaging for metals will be featured in Daubert Cromwell’s Virtual Showroom on IMTS Spark, September 14-18, 2020.  The virtual showroom, which replaces the previously scheduled in-person event, will highlight the anti-rust films, papers and liquids that IMTS visitors would have seen at the Daubert Cromwell booth in Chicago.

Daubert Cromwell's online exhibit will have VCI product line details plus opportunities to connect with corrosion prevention experts in the metalworking industry. Visitors can contact us through the showroom to request:

  • Free web-based training on proper use of VCI packaging to protect metal surfaces during storage and shipment. Manufacturers can sign up teams of packaging engineers, quality managers, buyers and others responsible for eliminating corrosion on fabricated parts.
  • A free poster, "Do's and Don'ts of VCI Packaging," suitable for hanging in plants where metal parts are handled or wrapped for shipment.
  • A free mask lanyard to wear at work.  No more forgetting, misplacing, or stuffing it into a pocket.

For complete information, go to the IMTS Spark website, or contact Daubert Cromwell direct at 800-535-3535;  +1-708-293-7750;

by Karen Clements News

VCI Shrink Wrap Protects Equipment Stored Outdoors Against Corrosion, UV Damage

July 2020

For Immediate Release

July, 2020 -- Preserving the quality of excess inventory stored outdoors can be challenging when it involves seasonal equipment, large and irregularly shaped machinery that is difficult to wrap and move.  To safeguard their investment, equipment dealers and OEMs are choosing to protect it against corrosion and UV rays with Daubert Cromwell VCI shrink film, now standard in 20' wide rolls.

Heavy-duty, heat-sealable, puncture-resistant VCI shrink film provides dual protection against corrosion and UV damage to metal stored outdoors. It conforms easily around bulky shapes and irregular sizes to prevent moisture, salt, and other corrosion-causing contaminants from depositing on the metal surface. Film is non-toxic, safe to handle, and completely recyclable.

Daubert Cromwell manufactures two types of exterior grade VCI/UV shrink film, both designed to prevent corrosion on ferrous/non-ferrous metal:

X-O Wrap barrier film -- Opaque, white, 10 mil thick, standard in 20' x 100' rolls.  Intended for large and outdoor barrier wrap of construction equipment, aerospace/aviation parts, rental equipment on dealer lots, large and roughly handled assemblies, and export shipments. Flexible shrink film offers a less expensive solution to crating.  Corrosion protection lasts up to 6 months outdoors; 12 months minimum indoors.

Premium Metal-Guard® shrink wrap -- Transparent, 6 mil, Daubert® blue, standard in rolls 20' x 100' and 20' x 165'.  Film replaces less-functional, non-VCI tarps and covers. Easy to handle, safe to use conventional heat shrink equipment.  Film offers an economical, effective shrink wrap option for in-process components and large parts needing corrosion protection during storage and shipment.

Both films are entirely compatible with Daubert Cromwell VCI devices that deliver corrosion protection to specific areas inside the wrapped machinery, such as Daubrite® emitters, foam pads, chips, and VCI paper.

When the equipment is ready to go back into service, simply remove the VCI film and any other supplemental VCI devices.  No further cleaning or rework is required.

For more information and application assistance, call Daubert Cromwell at 800-535-3535; +1-708-293-7750; or email

by Karen Clements News

Daubert Cromwell Expands VCI Packaging Options to Protect Metal in Military, Industrial Use

July 2020

For Immediate Release

July, 2020 -- Daubert Cromwell has expanded its selection of anti-corrosion packaging for military and industrial commercial uses with a VCI-treated bore tube that protects barrels, spares, shafts and cylindrical shapes. The spirally-wound bore tube is constructed with Daubert Cromwell's VCI paper that is qualified to U.S. Dept. of Defense to Mil-PRF-3420. The VCI tubes, most popular in 19" lengths, are designed to prevent rust inside firearms, hollow tubing, piping, and hard-to-reach narrow spaces.

Each Nox-Rust VCI bore tube is spirally wound with military grade paper that delivers safe, non-toxic, effective rust protection to steel, cast iron and ferrous alloy surfaces. The protection is dry, clean, and eliminates the need to apply oils or liquids. When the tubing is removed, the part is ready to use without need for further cleaning or rework. Tubes are fully recyclable and repulpable.

To use, place a VCI bore tube into the length of a clean, dry cylinder shape up to 1" diameter. Close off both ends to maintain the packaging environment. The corrosion protection will last up to 24 months in proper storage conditions.

For metal parts of ferrous/non-ferrous combinations, fabricators often choose to package finished components in military-listed Premium Metal-Guard VCI film for added barrier protection. The VCI poly film is available in bag sizes small enough to contain trigger assemblies, and large enough to cover entire units aboard ships.

For complete information about corrosion inhibitor packaging for military and commercial applications, call at 800-535-3535; +1-708-293-7750; or email

by Karen Clements News

Introducing Nox-Rust® 1150 Rust Preventive Coating: Easy to Remove Corrosion Protective Liquid

June 2020

For Immediate Release

ALSIP, IL (June, 2020) – New Nox-Rust® 1150 rust preventive coating protects unpainted machinery in shipping crates without smearing, and without waiting for it to cure. The thick, distinctive blue coating protects metal against corrosion for up to 5 years, and can be removed by pressure wash or simply wiping off with a cloth in some applications. Ideal for fabricated metals packed in wood crates, on pallets, in corrugated and other acidic packaging that can cause corrosion.

Exposed metal that is protected with Nox-Rust 1150 can be packaged immediately without waiting, which improves the speed of handling and reduces cost of labor. The solvent-free, thixotropic coating sets up quickly, stays soft and grease-like and is self-healing.

Export shipment tests proved that the blue oil-based coating provides superior corrosion protection for machined metals subjected to harsh shipping and outdoor environments. It is easy to apply, has a high flash point, and requires no special cleaning procedures, making it safe for use in the workplace.

The leading manufacturer of heavy-duty construction equipment has approved Nox-Rust 1150 as a long-term corrosion preventive for metals stored indoors or outdoors, and during shipping.

Available in 5-gal. pails and 55-gall drums, Nox-Rust 1150 is compatible with other Daubert Cromwell VCI packaging products, including VCI shrink film, making it suitable for use in packaging large and irregularly shaped equipment. For application assistance and product samples, call Daubert Cromwell at +1-708-293-7750 or email

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, call 800-535-3535 or visit

by Karen Clements News

Introducing Nox-Rust® 5400 as a Weldable Rust Preventive Liquid

June 2020

For Immediate Release

Nox-Rust® 5400 Corrosion Inhibitor Coating Also Proven As Effective Weldable RP

ALSIP, IL (June, 2020) – The metalworking industry's most recognized rust preventive liquid is now proven effective also as a weldable RP, according to new testing by a leading manufacturer of heavy equipment. Daubert Cromwell's Nox-Rust 5400 VCI oil is shown to be a safe, ready-to-use, weldable coating that protects metal surfaces without affecting the quality of the weld. Corrosion protection on welded metals lasts for up to 5 years, indoors.

Nox-Rust 5400 is known as an effective corrosion inhibitor, providing protection for cold rolled steel and metal stampings, as well as metal parts used in the automotive, heavy equipment and machinery industries. The light oil leaves a lubricating, corrosion preventive film that will not interfere with stamping or processing oils. Now it’s clear that Nox-Rust 5400 doesn’t interfere with the welding process, either. Recent tests showed plates protected with Nox-Rust 5400 could be welded together without having to remove the protective coating with solvents or cleaning solution. The welding process and the weld itself were unaffected. Nox-Rust 5400 does not compromise weld quality or contribute to hydrogen induced cracking.

During side-by-side comparative testing, Nox-Rust 5400 was observed to produce minimal weld splatter and did not require as frequent cleaning of the weld nozzle, both important workplace cost-saving considerations.

Ready-to-use Nox-Rust 5400 is available in 11 oz. aerosol spray, 5-gal pails and 55-gal drums. For more information, contact Daubert Cromwell at +1-708-293-7750;

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, call 800-535-3535 or visit

by Karen Clements News

OneSource and Daubert Cromwell Align to Protect, Preserve Offshore Rigs

April 2020

For Immediate Release

OneSource and Daubert Cromwell Align to Protect, Preserve Offshore Rigs

Alsip, IL, USA  (April, 2020) – OneSource AS, the Norway-based preservation solution provider for on shore and offshore oil and gas and offshore rig preservation for stacking and lay-ups, has partnered with VCI manufacturer Daubert Cromwell to offer its comprehensive services globally.

This strategic alliance combines the best technical expertise in greenfield and brownfield projects, stacking, preservation and engineering with the VCI solutions proven to protect and extend the life of industrial equipment.

OneSource is recognized worldwide for delivering procedures, products and personnel for projects and long/short-term lay-ups, on time and on budget. By focusing on preservation as an integral part of maintenance services, it can cover the entire lifecycle of customer assets.

In addition to its Norwegian operation, OneSource has on-site presence in Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Nigeria.

Daubert Cromwell manufactures and supplies OneSource with its full range of field-tested and proven VCI products for shutdown and stacking projects.  It offers the most effective and customer-specified rust preventive oils, VCI films, plus emitters that meet NORSOK requirements.

Daubert Cromwell is ISO certified, RoHS and REACH compliant. Corporate headquarters is in the US, with subsidiaries operating in Brazil, China, Europe and Mexico.

For project assistance and more information about on/offshore and onshore rig preservation, contact;

OneSource Norway;

Tom Magne Schei, +47 979 72 007,
Marius Marker, +47-922 13 503,

Singapore, Asia HUB

Jørn Karlsen +65 85555299,
Niko Aw +65 84443888,

Daubert Cromwell:

Scott Kotvis, +1-630-258-5138,

About Daubert Cromwell:

Daubert Cromwell is a global manufacturer of corrosion prevention 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.

by Karen Clements News

Daubert Cromwell to Remain Operational Supplying the Critical Manufacturing Sector

March 20, 2020

For Immediate Release

A Message To Our Valued Customers, Suppliers, Distribution Partners and Stake Holders

Alsip, IL (March 20, 2020) - Daubert Cromwell, LLC, takes seriously the stay-at-home order issued by Illinois Governor J. B. Pritzker earlier today. As an “essential business”, we intend to remain in operation throughout the shutdown, in order to continue to support the critical and vitally important industries we serve.

Daubert Cromwell is a manufacturer of chemicals and chemically treated protective packaging considered critical in the manufacture, transport and storage of items produced by companies at the core of the Critical Manufacturing Sector, as described by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. This sector includes companies engaged in:

  • Primary Metals Manufacturing
    • Iron and Steel Mills and Ferrous Alloy Manufacturing
    • Alumina and Aluminum Production and Processing
    • Nonferrous Metal Production and Processing
  • Machinery Manufacturing
    • Engine and Turbine Manufacturing
    • Power Transmission Equipment Manufacturing
    • Earth Moving, Mining, Agricultural, and Construction Equipment Manufacturing
  • Electrical Equipment, Appliance, and Component Manufacturing
    • Electric Motor Manufacturing
    • Transformer Manufacturing
    • Generator Manufacturing
  • Transportation Equipment Manufacturing
    • Vehicles and Commercial Ships Manufacturing
    • Aerospace Products and Parts Manufacturing
    • Locomotives, Railroad and Transit Cars, and Rail Track Equipment Manufacturing

We are a direct supplier to companies in each of these segments. Our products are essential to these core manufacturing industries which in turn are essential to many other critical infrastructure sectors.

In addition, Daubert Cromwell is one of only a few qualified suppliers of corrosion protective packaging to the US military and military contractors, for the protection of arms, munitions and critical equipment. Specification and qualifications include:

  • U.S. Dept. of Defense – MIL-PRF-3420H, VCI treated paper packaging
  • U.S. Army – ARDEC Drawing 13027484, preservation of material utilizing VCI heat sealed bags
  • U.S. Federal Government System of Award Management (SAM), Cage Code 3D2D9
  • Government Services Administration (GSA) National Stocking Number (NSN) for VCI papers and emitters
  • Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) contract holder for military operations
  • Qualified supplier to military and defense distributors

Of course, our primary concern must be the safety and health of our employees. We will be exercising extreme caution during all aspects of operation and employing, at a minimum, the practices recommended by the CDC. In addition, any employees who can work remotely are already working from home. Anyone not essential to the physical operation of the facility will be prohibited from entering. Delivery drivers and necessary support service providers will be required to wear masks upon entering the facility.

Daubert Cromwell, LLC, intends to continue the important work of supporting critical segments of our economy and providing essential services so that our customers can meet their commitments, to the benefit of national security and public well-being.


Martin J. Simpson

President and CEO
Daubert Cromwell, LLC &
Daubert VCI, Inc.

by Karen Clements News