Product Protection

Cratex Shrink Wrapping
Cratex Vacuum Sealing
Cratex Corrosion Protection
Cratex Corrosion Protection Shrink Wrapping

The primary purpose of packing and crating is to protect the cargo from potential damage during transportation by land, sea, rail and air. Our expert packing solutions not only prevent cargo movement, we also offer cargo protection solutions to prevent damages from environmental causes such as moisture, frost, heat, etc.

Environmental protection can be accomplished by various methods including shrink wrapping (utilizing moisture-absorbing dessicant), vacuum packing (where contents are heat sealed into a waterproof aluminum foil cocoon), or by the use of Cortec® corrosion inhibiting products.

Shrink Wrapping

We can shrink wrap items for shipment by sea, road, or rail, protecting them with heavy-duty UV resistant plastic that seals off your precious cargo from environmental factors such as salt-laden sea air and road grime.

We are equipped and ready to provide heavy duty shrink wrap plastic covers for boats, equipment, loaded trailers, etc. and many applications requiring environmental protection.

Our on- and off-site services benefit:

  • Trucking companies

  • Marinas and boat owners

  • Machinery and equipment manufacturers

  • Shipping lines and freight forwarders

  • Building contractors

  • Aviation companies

Vacuum Sealing

We protect your shipment by utilizing a moisture/outgassing barrier consisting of a polyester/polyethylene laminate enclosing a layer of aluminum that will resist the transmission of water vapor and other atmospheric gases. This economical, flexible and easy-to-fabricate material is used for passive humidity-controlled shipping. It can be glued or ironed to itself for lining case interiors, shipping crates etc to prevent passage of moisture. Due to one side of the material being polyethylene, it is easily heat sealed.

Corrosion Protection

Recent reports have estimated the annual costs associated with corrosion are $51.9 billion US in Canada alone. As the western Canada agent for Cortec® corrosion inhibiting products, we can provide valuable solutions for the protection of your items from corrosion damage prior to final packing. A full range of Cortec® corrosion inhibitors are available to protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including formulations that protect combinations of metals.  

As the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies, Cortec® seeks to deliver cost-effective, user-friendly integrated solutions for corrosion problems in packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, oil and gas, and many other industries.

Cortec’s wide variety of corrosion inhibiting solutions include time-tested general VpCI® and MCI® Technology for use in effectively any industry that battles rust. Cortec® continues to grow as a specialty chemical company committed to finding more environmentally friendly solutions for its customers. Cortec® began this journey by offering organic corrosion inhibiting chemistries at a time most companies still relied on inorganic chemistries. Cortec® moved on to its second technological platform with the introduction of biodegradable and biobased building blocks and now offers a growing portfolio of USDA certified biobased products.