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Commercialisation of a unifying green VCI anti-corrosion paper for the manufacturing industry and logistics companies


Corrosion of transported goods causes economic damage of more than 3% of the world’s gross domestic product according to the World Corrosion Organization. During transport and storage cargo is prone to temperature fluctuations, humidity and oxygen yielding the risk of corrosion. Volatile corrosion inhibitors (VCI) protect goods from corrosion. Nowadays VCI substances are based on hazardous amines, nitrites, benzotriazol or tolyltriazol forming nitrosamines which are carcinogenic. Concurrently legal environmental protection standards and the consumer and producer awareness for a sustainable environment increase. Another disadvantage of today’s VCI-active substances is, that they have to be applied on the corrosion protection paper after the paper production instead of being incorporated during the production process. In addition for each metal class, i.e. cast iron, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, a special VCI blend is necessary. Applying the wrong paper for the product to be protected represents a deleterious corrosion surface and causes damage. Manufacturers and logistics companies aim for a reliable, sustainable and all-for-one anti-corrosion packaging paper at cost-efficient prices. Corrolytic’s innovation, the novel VCI paper COPROcell, is the first green corrosion protection paper doing without toxic substances unifying corrosion protection of all metal classes in one product. In Phase 1 Corrolytic explores the technical and commercial feasibility and compatibility of COPROcell. In the project the basis is set to bring COPROcell to the market. Focus will lie on the IP assessment and management. We intend to conduct market studies and technological improvements. Corrolytic is a pioneer in green VCI technology with outstanding technological and commercial experience and an extensive stakeholder network. The ambitious start-up developed six products in the past two years and holds several utility models.

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Ludwig-seiboldt-str. 9
35423 Lich
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 50 000