Access to Notre Dame’s Material’s Characterization Facility Increases Transhield’s Fabric Testing Capabilities

November 05, 2019 in News

In an agreement with the University of Notre Dame, Transhield now has access to the Materials Characterization Facility (MCF). The MCF is part of Notre Dame Research’s Center for Sustainable Energy (ND Energy). The MCF, located on University’s South Bend campus, “provides world-class equipment and instrumentation to support scientific advancements of new or improved sustainable energy technologies and systems, as well as the characterization and synthesis of any new materials” (

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10 Easy Steps to Install ArmorDillo Cover on MK-93


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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

Protecting Cargo During the Last Mile for the First Impression

Every day, new products are transported around the world on flatbed trucks, railways, and ships. They pass through a constantly-changing environment of both environmental and scenic materials. But according to Matt Peat, U.S. Director for Transhield, the majority of manufacturers don’t protect their cargo from those factors, and that can be costly.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers

Historical Development of VCI Fitted Covers

October 22, 2019 in VCI Technology, Protective Covers

Historical: Vasanth published a limited literature review on the use of vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCl) in naval vessels at NACE’s 1996 Corrosion Conference [1]. He cited an NRL review of VCI during World War II conducted by Baker and Zisman. It found that equipment losses were appalling in the early war years, primarily due to poor packaging for overseas shipping. It stated that paper, cardboard, cloth, and other packaging materials can be impregnated with nitrite-based corrosion inhibitors and used for either shipment or storage of equipment. It should be noted that the US Department of Defense (DoD) includes VCls in a military standard for packaging materials [2].

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Topics: VCI Technology, Protective Covers

Why Use a VCI Fitted Cover? U.S. Army Reserve Test

In 2017, at the request of the United States Army Reserve G-4, a MEP-803A generator and a HMMWV-1097R1 were each protected by a Transhield XT advanced protective cover with vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCI) at an Army Reserve base in Orlando, FL. Paired coupons were employed inside and outside the cover to assess the level of protection provided to the asset. Some stand-alone coupons were also employed.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, VCI Technology, Protective Covers, Case Study

What is 3D Modeling and Design? A Beginners Guide to 3D

September 13, 2019 in Protective Covers, News

What You Need to Get Started With 3D Modeling and Design

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Topics: Protective Covers, News

Using Hollywood CGI Technology to Create Perfect Protective Coverings

The latest Avengers blockbuster movie and the hugely popular Fortnite video game series both use powerful software to create spectacular graphics and CGI so lifelike your eyes think it’s real. But deploying similar technology to create protective coverings might be even more unexpected. On today’s podcast, our very own Bob Coulter, director of data acquisitions & technology, sat down with MarketScale Transportation to reveal how his company utilizes CGI software to create perfect-fitting protective covers.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, VCI Technology, Protective Covers

Top 5 Causes of Severe Injuries on Construction Job Sites

Since its formation under the 1970 OSH Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) agency has had one primary mission: to assure safe and healthy working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. As such, by law, private sector, state and local government, and federal government agency employers must provide their workers with a workplace that is free of known hazards, find and correct safety and health problems, and follow all OSH Act safety and health standards. However, until a few years ago, OSHA lacked data for where and how the most severe injuries were occurring, limiting how effectively the agency could respond.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover

What Are Vapor Corrosion Inhibitors?

July 26, 2019

A corrosion inhibitor is a chemical substance or combination thereof, which prevents or significantly reduces corrosion without reacting with the environment [1]. A corrosion inhibitor provides protection via three fundamental mechanisms [2]; and they either:

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A Helpful Guide for Finding the Best Equipment Protection Solution

Protecting your equipment from outdoor elements is crucial during transportation and storage. Corrosion, moisture, UV rays, dust, road grime, rodents, and scratching are all hazards while in transport or storage. Although most equipment seemingly has a tough, impenetrable outer surface, leaving it unprotected will cause damage over an extended period. In this post, we will introduce some protection options available to help stop equipment degradation before it starts. Every piece of equipment is different, so be sure to fully understand your asset’s vulnerabilities before deciding which option is best.

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Topics: Corrosion Prevention, Protective Covers, Breathable Cover, UV Rays, protection from UV Rays



Transhield is the maker of custom protective coverings for the industrial, marine, military, automotive, and wind energy markets. Our corporate offices are located in Elkhart, Indiana where we design and render custom covers as well as engineer and test new fabric formulas in our state-of-the-art laboratory.


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