Tantalum Capacitors Potentials and Trends

by Tomas Zednicek Ph.D. European Passive Components Institute, EPCI Jan 19. www.passive-components.eu
Tantalum capacitors are offering excellent stability in high energy, harsh conditions, and power volumetric efficiency and low...Read More

Added passives capacity will help stabilise lead times, limit price increases

By James Carbone
However, it will remain a seller’s market in 2019 for many parts including MLCCs and resistors
Buyers of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), chip resistors and other passive components can expect supply to remain tight in 2019, although...Read More

Moderating outlook won’t slow industry momentum

By Victoria Kickham
Advancing technology and the digital economy will keep the electronics sector humming in 2019 and beyond, industry insiders say

Electronics industry leaders are maintaining a bright outlook despite predictions of moderating economic...Read More

Expect higher average prices for embedded processors

By James Carbone
Prices will rise because more higher-cost 64-bit embedded microprocessors will be designed into electronics equipment.

The global market for embedded microprocessors (MPUs) will grow about 5 per cent to $77.7 billion in 2018 because...Read More

Industry embraces strong outlook, laments tight labor market

By Victoria Kickham
Demand for labor heats up as 2018 comes to a close and the economy continues its solid pace.

Electronics industry companies will continue to reap the rewards of a strong US economy in 2019, but they will face accompanying challenges...Read More

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With VpCI®-391 Water-Based Removable Coating, Cortec® Simplifies Equipment Protection

Cortec’s VpCI®-391 water-based coating is transforming transit and storage protection options for equipment manufacturers, suppliers, and owners. This removable coating delivers exceptional corrosion protection for indoor and outdoor applications and dries to a thin, clear film which is virtually unnoticeable. VpCI®-391 can be used to protect both unpainted and painted surfaces, as well as to prevent dissimilar metal corrosion.

The biggest advantage of VpCI®-391 is that, as a water-based coating, it is much easier to use and clean up than solvent-based systems. It can be easily removed from equipment or structures using alkaline cleaners—however, this is not always necessary because of the coating’s clear non-tacky appearance. These characteristics make VpCI®-391 an excellent alternative to applying traditional thick heavy waxy or greasy products like COSMOLINE® or Tectyl®,* which are messy to use, difficult to remove, and do not leave a clean appearance.


VpCI®-391 protects metals from corrosion in many indoor and outdoor storage or transit applications. It is used in some of the toughest climates in the world, including industrial and offshore environments. Typical applications include the following:


  • Heavy Equipment
  • Machinery
  • Vehicles
  • Piping
  • Structural Steel


VpCI®-391 is gaining popularity with manufacturers who have found it to be an excellent option for transit protection of newly made equipment. Before shipment, manufacturers can spray VpCI®-391 over door handles, hydraulic connections, wheel hubs, chassis, or anywhere they have noticed a tendency for corrosion. VpCI®-391 has been used to safely transport fire trucks, heavy equipment, and complex oil rig equipment, as well as to protect pipes and equipment from deterioration in outdoor storage yards.

VpCI®-391 is a single component system with no mixing required. It can be applied via spray, brush, roll, or dip. VOCs are less than 0.5 pounds per gallon (48 g/L). The coating goes on white and dries clear, or it can be tinted to a specific color if desired. VpCI®-391 does not harm plastic, so overspray on plastic components is not a concern.


To spread the word about this increasingly popular water-based removable rust preventative coating, Cortec® has released a brand-new handout on VpCI®-391. This helpful resource presents the main features and benefits of VpCI®-391 in a simple, straightforward, and attractive format.


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