Versil-Pak™ Wax Wrap Prevents Corrosion on Buried Pipe, Equipment in Harsh Environments

ALSIP, IL (November, 2022) –   Pumps, piping, shafts, fluid control equipment and exposed machined surfaces benefit from the corrosion protection of Versil-Pak, a wax-coated barrier wrap manufactured by industry leader Daubert Cromwell.

Originally designed as a waterproof, flexible, wrap for pipelines and equipment buried underground, Versil-Pak has evolved into a full line of product options used to protect oil field machinery, metal tubing, large and irregularly shaped equipment in demanding environments.

Daubert Cromwell manufactures six types of Versil-Pak, each with excellent dead-fold strength, that are safe and easy to handle: (Daubert_Cromwell_6 Types of Versil-Pak.pdf).  Adhesion wax coating works to lock out soil, high moisture, acidity, and corrosion-causing contaminants.  Use it as a tight wrap wherever drilling and other types of heavy construction equipment needs strong protection against abrasion and impact.

Durable, high-strength Versil-Pak is standard in 36” wide rolls, 50 and 100 yards long.  For military or government applications, ask for Versil-Pak wraps that meet the requirements of Mil-PRF-121, or any of Daubert Cromwell’s other approved papers, films, corrosion inhibitor devices and rust preventive liquids.

 

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 www.daubertcromwell.com.

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Daubert Cromwell Announces Management Promotions

ALSIP, IL – Daubert Cromwell, a global manufacturer of corrosion preventive packaging for industry, has announced several changes to top level management positions.

Shawn Genz, Vice President Finance & CFO

Shawn Genz has been named Vice President Finance and Chief Financial Officer, succeeding retiring CFO Oscar Abello.  Genz was company Controller for 5 years before assuming his new role.  He is responsible to oversee all financial operations of the US-based manufacturer, which has subsidiaries in Europe, China, Mexico, and Brazil. Genz works at the company headquarters in Alsip, IL, where he also supervises accounting functions.

Dr. Jonathan Brekan, Ph.D., Vice President Technology

Dr. Jonathan Brekan, Ph.D., has been promoted from Technical Director to Vice President Technology. Since joining Daubert Cromwell in 2016, Dr. Brekan has led initiatives to develop new VCI chemistry, introduce new corrosion inhibitor products, achieve REACH registration status, and earn USDA BioPreferred designations for the company’s environmentally friendly VCI packaging, among other accomplishments. He is an active member of The Association for Materials Protection and Performance (AMPP) and a leader on the committee to develop uniform VCI test standards for industry.  Dr. Brekan and his team work at the ISO 17025 accredited R&D laboratory at corporate headquarters in Alsip, IL.

“I am confident that Shawn and Jon will help increase Daubert Cromwell’s overall success,” said President and CEO Martin Simpson. “They deserve to be recognized for their contributions to our growth and evolution as the leader in the field of VCI packaging.  They have the skills to help us execute our customer-focused strategy most effectively.”

For further information about Daubert Cromwell or its products, see www.daubertcromwell.com or call 800-535-3535; +1-708-293-7750.

 

About Daubert Cromwell

Since the 1940s, the Daubert companies have set industry standards in corrosion prevention packaging.  Today Daubert Cromwell VCI products are used in automotive, heavy equipment, electronics, military, and fabricated metal markets worldwide.  Corporate offices are in USA, Germany, China, and Mexico, with distribution and manufacturing networks in 26 countries.

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Daubert Cromwell Appoints New Director of Asia Business Development

Alsip, IL - Daubert Cromwell, a global manufacturer of corrosion inhibitors and protective packaging for industry, announces Polly Huang as Director – Asia Sales, Marketing & Business Development. With 13 years of company sales and management experience, Polly now has responsibility for growing the overall line of proprietary VCI packaging and rust preventive liquids business in Asia.

Polly has a long history of success with Daubert Cromwell, first as the country manager for China and then as Managing Director, Daubert China. She started by first supplying much needed VCI packaging to customers in China, then built and operated a state-of-the-art VCI film extrusion facility in Shanghai to support that business. The sales, operations, and finance teams she assembled continue to provide a comprehensive line of VCI products to the largest companies in automotive, heavy equipment manufacturing, and all types of metal fabricators.

In her new role, Polly will help develop and implement activities of Daubert Cromwell LLC and its subsidiaries.  She is on the committee of senior management that determines strategic direction for the corporation.  She reports directly to President and CEO Martin Simpson.

“Polly has extensive experience in sourcing and will continue to collaborate with suppliers and service providers in China and throughout Asia in support of our global business objectives,” Simpson explained. “Our managers in Daubert China will have access to Polly’s vast experience in China and she will be a valuable resource as we continue our growth and support of our customers in that market.”

To contact Polly direct in Taiwan, email phuang@daubertcromwell.com.  For further information about Daubert Cromwell or its products, see www.daubertcromwell.com or call 800-535-3535; +1-708-293-7750.

 

About Daubert Cromwell

Since the 1940s, the Daubert companies have set industry standards in corrosion prevention packaging.  Today Daubert Cromwell VCI products are used in automotive, heavy equipment, electronics, military, and fabricated metal markets worldwide.  Corporate offices are in USA, Germany, China, and Mexico, with distribution and manufacturing networks in 26 countries.

by Karen Clements News

Daubert Cromwell Develops “Sustainable Series” of Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Packaging

Alsip, IL - After years of research, manufacturer Daubert Cromwell has developed a full line of corrosion inhibitor (VCI) products that meet recognized standards as "sustainable" packaging. Its new Sustainable Series includes rust preventive films, papers, and liquids that are safe for humans and the environment.

"The push for sustainable packaging is gaining significant traction," said Dr. Jonathan Brekan, Vice President Technology. Putting it in context of VCI packaging for industry, he said, "We are helping our customers achieve their own sustainability goals by offering products that meet the low-carbon footprint, recyclability, low-toxicity targets. We can help them meet their own environmental goals without sacrificing quality."

Defining "sustainability" and its relevance to industrial packaging on a global scale became a team project for Dr. Brekan and his ISO accredited R&D lab in Alsip, IL. They took a two-prong approach:

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

This direction is largely led by US and European regulatory agencies that monitor industry's impact on the global environment. Daubert Cromwell researched how its products could follow policies as outlined by REACH, RoHS, California Prop 65, and numerous international standards governing environmental impact of such materials as packaging.

"A major part of being a good corporate citizen is making sure that the people using our products are safe," Dr. Brekan continued. "We focus on corrosion inhibitor technologies that are bio-sourced, have low toxicity profiles and meet increased regulatory scrutiny."

The resulting Sustainability Series is a collection of effective, environmentally friendly VCI choices that provide industrial customers with packaging options that suit the application. The selection of films, papers, rust preventive liquids and rust removers includes:

Clear Pak® 5000 VCI Film

  • Amine-free, nitrite-free
  • Ethylene sourced from renewable feedstock
  • Fully recyclable
  • Long-term corrosion protection for steel, aluminum, and copper.
  • TL 8135-0043, grade 3 (highest rating)
  • RoHS, REACH

Clear Pak® BIO VCI poly

  • All-natural volatile corrosion inhibitors derived from plants.
  • Nitrite-free, amine-free.
  • Ethylene sourced from renewable feedstock
  • Completely recyclable
  • Conforms to TRGS 615, TRGS 900, RoHS and REACH
  • Distinctive purple tint film

MasterShield® VCI Paper

  • Available in 100% recycled kraft
  • Developed to meet the specific requirements for transporting automotive, heavy equipment, and other metal components and machinery throughout Europe.
  • Meets TRGS 615, RoHS, and REACH
  • Nitrite-free.
  • Prevents corrosion on ferrous metals, including cadmium and galvanized steel.

Nox-Rust® 1200DC Water-based VCI Solution for Closed Systems

  • No phosphates, heavy metals, or nitrites. Silica-free liquid leaves no residue.
  • Preserves equipment and piping systems that need to undergo hydrostatic testing prior to shipping or storage
  • Protects 1-5 years stored indoor in sealed system

Nox-Rust® EV9 Rust Preventive Oil

  • Vegetable (soybean) based, biodegradable protective coating
  • Made with food grade soybean oil which has been bleached and deodorized. Resists spoiling.
  • Low VOC, non-toxic, non-flammable.

Rust Revenge® Rust Removing Liquid

  • Non-acidic, pH neutral. Safe for humans and the environment.
  • REACH compliant
  • Eco-friendly, no VOCs or HAPs.
  • Approved and available in Europe.

For more information about the complete line Daubert Cromwell VCI products, call 800-535-3535, +1-708-293-7750; info@daubertcromwell.com.

 

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 www.daubertcromwell.com.

by Karen Clements News

Protek Wrap® and Nox-Rust® Vapor Wrapper® VCI Papers Earn USDA BioPreferred Certification

Alsip, IL (July 15, 2022) — Daubert Cromwell announces that five more anti-corrosion packaging products have earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture Certified Biobased Product label. Each VCI paper, designed to prevent corrosion on steel, cast iron and other ferrous metal parts, can now display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. This distinction helps industrial and government customers choose VCI packaging that is manufactured to environmentally responsible standards.

The following Daubert Cromwell VCI papers have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:


•Protek Wrap® PW30, PW32 and PW60 VCI papers, 92% biobased content.

 


• Nox-Rust® Vapor-Wrapper® VW35D and VW60D papers, 93% bio-based content.

Each paper works to protect metal parts and equipment during all stages of manufacture, storage and shipment.
They are part of the company’s Sustainability Series of globally compliant, recyclable, effective VCI packaging.

Biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created in 2002 to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. The label displays the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.

"Daubert Cromwell is proud to be a leader in sustainable packaging and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said President and CEO Martin Simpson. “Customers can purchase our BioPreferred products knowing they are receiving quality, high-performance packaging that was manufactured to minimize impact to the environment.”

"We applaud Daubert Cromwell for earning this distinction,” added Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. "Products from Daubert Cromwell are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs, and decreases our reliance on petroleum."

 

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 www.daubertcromwell.com.

by Karen Clements News

USDA Certifies Silver Saver®, Coppertex®, Alumitex® as BioPreferred Products

Alsip, IL (June 24, 2022) — Daubert Cromwell today announced it has earned the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Certified Biobased Product label on three packaging papers designed to protect silver, copper and aluminum. All three anti-corrosion, anti-tarnish papers are now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content. This distinction helps industrial and government customers choose VCI packaging that is manufactured to environmentally responsible standards.
The following Daubert Cromwell products have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product Label:


• Silver Saver® with 97% biobased content.

 


• Coppertex® with 96% biobased content.

 


• Alumitex® with 100% biobased content.

Third-party verification for a product's biobased content is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, an initiative created in 2002 to increase the development, purchase and use of biobased products. The label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non- renewable petroleum-based chemicals.

Biobased products are proven to be cost-comparative, readily available, and perform as well as or better than their conventional counterparts.

"Daubert Cromwell is proud to be a leader in sustainable packaging and we are honored to receive this recognition,” said President and CEO Martin Simpson. “Customers can purchase our BioPreferred products knowing they are receiving quality, high-performance packaging that was manufactured to minimize impact to the environment.”

"We applaud Daubert Cromwell for earning this distinction,” added Vernell Thompson, USDA BioPreferred Program. "Products from Daubert Cromwell are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs, and decreases our reliance on petroleum."

 

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 www.daubertcromwell.com.

by Karen Clements News

ClearPak®5000 Packaging Film Prevents Corrosion, Discoloration on Aluminum, Steel, Copper Parts

Alsip, IL - New ClearPak® 5000 poly is a tested, approved, and now globally accepted packaging film for protecting aluminum, steel and other metals during storage and transit.  Recently introduced by Daubert Cromwell, CP5000 has proven to meet international standards and customer expectations as safe, effective, corrosion inhibitor material.

In rigorous industry and OEM testing, new CP5000 earned highest ratings as a quality corrosion inhibitor (VCI) film. Specifically, CP5000:

  • Passes both TL8135-0034 and NACE TM0208, earning the highest grade possible.
  • Meets TRGS 615 and TRGS 900.
  • Is RoHS compliant
  • All corrosion inhibitors within are REACH-registered allowing for metalworking companies to import their finished goods into the Europe Union.

Actual field performance test results show CP5000 film effectively prevents rust and discoloration on properly packaged steel, copper, and aluminum alloys. The flexible, strong, transparent poly -- tinted a unique shade of Daubert® blue -- is often used as a bin liner for automotive parts and other fabricated metals.

In addition to its technical efficacy, CP5000 meets criteria as an environmentally friendly film that is safe for use in the workplace. The bio-based, nitrite-free product is non-toxic, easy to handle. It is fully recyclable.

 

For information about Clear Pak 5000, plant-based Clear Pak BIO film, and the full range of corrosion inhibitor products from Daubert Cromwell, call 800-535-3535, +1-708-293-7750; info@daubertcromwell.com

 

by Karen Clements News

Embossed VCI Tape Grips Around Bearings to Prevent Metal Corrosion, Damage

ALSIP, IL (October, 2020) --  New corrosion inhibitor (VCI) bearing wrap from Daubert Cromwell has an embossed texture that grips, stays in place around bearings and round shapes.  The flexible, durable bearing wrap protects metal surfaces from corrosion and damage. Suitable for machine and hand-wrap applications.

Embossed VCI poly film is the newest corrosion inhibitor product from Daubert Cromwell, the leading manufacturer of corrosion inhibitor packaging for metals.  It is formulated with Premium Metal-Guard® VCI, a multi-metal corrosion inhibitor proven to protect steel, cast iron, galvanized, nickel, tinplate, and more.

Film is recyclable, non-toxic, safe for use in the workplace. It is ideal for wrapping bearings and other components when high strength, stretch and corrosion protection are needed. Use in automatic packaging machines to dramatically increase speed of production output.

VCI embossed bearing tape can also be used as a final wrap to hold layers of rust inhibiting materials next to the part during long-term storage.

Film is available in blue, black white and a range of colors, roll widths and lengths.

For complete information about embossed bearing wrap and all of Daubert Cromwell's VCI packaging products, call +1-708-293-7750; info@daubertcromwell.com.

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; info@daubertcromwell.com.

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 info@daubertcromwell.com

by Karen Clements News