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Design
3rd December 2021
MCI technology applied on Peljesac Bridge providing road link

Ranking among the most demanding bridges in the world - not only in terms of complexity of construction but also in a complex design - 2,404m long, Peljesac bridge is one of the largest infrastructure projects in Europe.

Production
1st March 2021
Corrosion protection saves money in automotive tooling

When thinking of corrosion protection in the auto industry, it is easy to focus on rust prevention for vehicles and auto parts themselves. But it can be just as important to protect the tooling and dies used to make the auto components. For example, corrosion on plastic injection molds for auto interiors or on gauging equipment for quality inspection can lead to costly repairs or losses if not prevented.

Component Management
22nd February 2021
Eco Works ESD compostable electrostatic dissipating film

Cortec has announced that new Eco Works ESD is available from Croatian bioplastics plant, EcoCortec. Green Eco Works ESD proprietary technology is a range of formulations that encompasses environmentally safe and dissipating features. These formulations can be customised to customer’s  precise needs.

Component Management
27th January 2021
Eco Wrap: compostable industrial stretch film

Eco Wrap, a compostable industrial strength machine grade stretch film, is here. The latest formula uses a certified compostable resin plus a tackifier additive to make an industrial strength compostable stretch wrap that can be used on most standard automated stretch wrap equipment.

Design
1st December 2020
Custom EcoSonic VpCI-125 HP permanent ESD film and bags

EcoCortec has announced that it is now offering new and improved custom EcoSonic VpCI-125 HP permanent ESD film and bags. This will enable prompt delivery of custom made film and bags to European and Asian customers.

Component Management
12th August 2020
Fast-dry water-based micro corrosion inhibiting coating

Cortec has continued to develop environmentally responsible corrosion solutions, including its line of water-based VpCI micro corrosion inhibiting coatings. Cortec’s water-based varieties minimise worker exposure to solvent fumes and typically reduce the amount of VOCs released to the atmosphere.

Industrial
6th May 2020
Weathering the storm in the oil & gas industry

In these days of plummeting oil & gas prices and uncertainty on every side, it is important for rig owners and operators to have a good layup strategy in place. This will help them retain the value of their assets until the market warrants bringing them back online.

Aerospace & Defence
20th April 2020
Corrosion prevention plan for grounded aircraft

As hundreds of aircrafts remain grounded due to plummeting air travel demand amid pandemic restrictions, the question becomes: How can airlines preserve as much value as possible while high-dollar assets sit idle for an indefinite period? Cortec has developed a corrosion prevention plan for grounded aircraft.

Renewables
19th December 2019
Sustaining wind farms with VpCI technology

Wind and solar power are fast becoming the renewable energies of choice in countries across the globe. Offshore and onshore wind energy is emerging in and around the seas of the world. Now engineers are battling the question of how to make renewable infrastructure last.

Component Management
7th March 2019
Enhanced corrosion protection of water-based coatings systems

Formulators looking to enhance the corrosion protection of increasingly popular water-based coatings systems can now use Cortec’s M-120, a water-based corrosion inhibitor additive that does not contain heavy metals. M-120 can be used alone or in conjunction with other inhibitors to increase the corrosion protection abilities of both water-based and solvent-based systems. It is recommended for use in acrylic and alkyd resin systems.

Component Management
4th February 2019
Easy spray formula for powerful, long-term corrosion protection

The ready to use spray from Cortec, the VpCI-329 D ES, reportedly provides strong rust prevention for metals in indoor and outdoor sheltered conditions. The product can be easily applied/sprayed from a handheld trigger spray bottle. It offers a convenient way to protect gears, spindles, coils, or any other metal parts that require a light coat of oil for further processing and shipment.

Component Management
2nd January 2019
Equipment protection simplified with water-based removable coating

The VpCI-391 water-based coating from Cortec is best suited for 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.

Component Management
11th May 2018
MCI technology used to restore European historical buildings

Saint Donatus, symbol of the city of Zadar is classified among the most famous and most valuable monuments in Croatia. Moreover, due to its unusual cylindrical appearance and robust monumentality, it belongs to the most significant European pre-Romanesque churches. The church is a protected cultural heritage listed in the Register of the Republic of Croatia on UNESCO's list.

Component Management
4th January 2018
Barrier coating makes paper and linerboard a recyclable alternative

A waterborne moisture barrier coating developed by Cortec gives paper manufacturers the ability to create non-toxic, effective, environmentally friendly paper and corrugated-board alternatives to wax and polyethylene papers. By applying EcoShield Barrier Coating onto their Kraft paper, recycled paper and linerboard, manufacturers can produce fully recyclable and repulpable paper and boxes that resist moisture, oil, and grease.

Component Management
2nd October 2017
Film protects products against corrosion

Cortec’s EcoWeave is a durable tarp-like film that protects heavy raw metal materials and finished products against corrosion. EcoWeave is made at Cortec Coated Products (CCP) in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. High tech Nordson melters and slot die eliminate the need for dryers, resulting in big energy savings. A 100 percent solids coating process eliminates solvent emissions. The new process also lets Cortec provide more options to customers.

Component Management
7th August 2017
Packaging protects against corrosion during shipping

Cortec’s VpCI packaging solutions use vapor phase corrosion inhibiting technology to safeguard metal components during shipping when extreme humidity changes can put metals at risk for corrosion. During the export journey, metal parts need corrosion protection from extreme environmental conditions and humidity swings. Electronics and items like expensive high tech medical diagnostic equipment such as MRIs or ultrasounds are  devic...

Component Management
12th July 2017
Biobased anti-corrosion coatings research paper at EuroCorr 2017

It has been revealed that several raw materials employed in the production of conventional anticorrosion coatings pose severe threat to environment and human health. The hazards have led to surge in government regulations that have restrained anticorrosion coatings market growth. Global market trends are moving towards sustainable and renewable materials as public is becoming more aware of importance of utilising environmentally safe solutions.&n...

Renewables
7th June 2017
EcoCortec launches VpCI Plastics Recycling Project

Cortec has announced that EcoCortec is implementing European wide initiative to collect and recycle used VpCI films and bags. This is the first recycling program of this type implemented in Europe. Within the “Plastic Recycling Project” EcoCortec’s customers will send their waste material back to Croatian plant which will then be completely recycled and used for manufacturing a new product.

Analysis
21st May 2017
Film extrusion plant to be expanded

Cortec is planning a major  expansion program at its Cambridge, Minnesota, film extrusion facility said to be the largest VpCI film extrusion plant in the world!Cortec Advanced Films (CAF) manufactures recyclable Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibiting films, which are used worldwide to protect metal parts and equipment from corrosion during storage and shipping. The plant is now looking at major expansions and improvements for the coming year.

Component Management
10th May 2017
Water-based rust prevention saves money

Cortec  has developed a  water-based rust preventative (RP) that reduces applied cost by 40% compared to a bestselling oil-based product. It is said to offer excellent corrosion protection while reducing carbon footprint and cutting common labour or disposal costs associated with traditional RPs.  

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