Billions are lost each year due to corrosive attack on idle equipment ranging from paper rollers, bearings and bushings, process vessels and tanks, gear cases, lubrication systems, agitators and drives, and sensitive electronic instruments. When process equipment are not in use, the corrosive elements in the atmospheric air, can slowly react with the metal to produce oxides leading to corrosion.


Mothballing is essentially the process of taking equipment and/or production facilities out of commission to be used at a later time or to be sold. This is normally done from the perspective to restart operations at some point in the future. Thus, it is vital to ensure that they will restart again with the minimal of issues and cost. So it is important to ensure that the degradation of equipment is minimized.

In the present economic climate, companies may be faced with a decision to consider Mothballing an asset i.e. put the equipment in hibernation and momentarily shut it down.Cortec®Middle East offers Mothballing solutions that prevent corrosive elements in the atmosphere from corroding metal equipment and enable you to preserve integral equipment from deterioration while remaining economically viable.

As a global leader in innovative and environmental-friendly VpCI® and MCI® corrosion protection technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries, Cortec® has Preservation Expertsstationed all over the world ready to offer full scale recommendations, application assistance, and technical support.

Cortec® Middle East has significant experience in supporting assets through a Mothballing and restarting process. Whether you are storing a single gearbox for a few months or shutting down an entire production facility, Cortec®Mothballing solutions can help preserve your valuable property and cut down on operating expenses.For more information about Cortec®Mothballing solutions, visit cortec-me.