VpCI® Technology for Aircraft, Aviation, and Aerospace Industries



Corrosion is a perennial problem in the aircraft industry, and preventing corrosion is a critical factor in maintaining the integrity and safety of an aircraft vehicle. Left undetected and untreated, aircraft corrosion can quickly lead to potentially catastrophic vehicle failure.


Corrosion occurs when metal is exposed to oxygen and moisture. Corrosive chemicals or dissimilar metals can also initiate the corrosion process. Surface corrosion frequently occurs where metal is exposed or paint has worn thin. Stress corrosion is a common problem for aircraft under tensile stress in corrosive environments.
Corrosion risks increase with aircraft age or exposure to extreme moisture and harsh environments.


Good corrosion preventive maintenance and early treatment are crucial strategies for protecting aircraft from corrosion failure. Keeping a vehicle clean with corrosion inhibiting washes and storage methods helps protect aircraft from corrosion attack during regular use and storage. Sometimes rust removal may be needed before applying additional corrosion inhibitors, such as VpCI® primers and coatings, to an aircraft. With Cortec® Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCIs) it is possible to slow the attack of corrosion on aircraft from multiple angles.

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