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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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...
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.
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.
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.
Environmentally safe corrosion inhibitor
Cortec’s VpCI-649 BD is a concentrated liquid formulation that protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals from corrosive solutions. In addition, this product is designed to provide long-term protection in fresh water, steam and glycol closed loop systems. VpCI-649 BD also includes preservatives against biogrowth.
Corrosion Protection at iTanks 2017
Cortec's European distributor, Presserv and its Tank Brigade division were invited by iTanks in Rotterdam to present a paper on the subject of corrosion protection for soil-side corrosion to tank floors in Above Ground Storage Tanks, (AST’s).
Corrosion inhibiting coating gets protection
Cortec’s VpCI-368 coating now has the addition of extra vapor phase corrosion inhibitors. Designed to provide protection to metal substrates exposed to harsh outdoor conditions, the dark brown viscous liquid dries into a firm moisture-displacing wax-like film that can be removed by mineral spirits or alkaline cleaners such as Cortec’s own VpCI-414. The film can be used for a variety of applications where heavy-d...
Desiccant pouch comes in a windowed or windowless form
Moisture can be harmful to circuit boards, optical devices, electronics, and items in museum storage. Mildew, mould, rust, and an overall decrease in product efficacy are all common effects of moisture, costing millions in returned or unusable products each year.