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Cortec receives USDA certification

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Technological innovations have enabled Cortec® Corporation (Cortec) to successfully replace hazardous synthetic chemicals with safe ‘green’ alternatives. Thanks to committed research, study, and experimentation, Cortec can produce ecologically safe corrosion control solutions whose performance has outgrown conventional rust preventatives. Not only are these bio-based, environmentally safe alternatives potentially functionally superior to conventional petroleum derived products, but they make for a far more economical solution.

The company recently launched the production of its bio-based and biodegradable coatings for corrosion protection in metalworking industries in Croatia. Cortec’s new system, containing bio-based yet efficient products, are a safe alternative to hazardous petroleum derived products sold in EU. This launch in central Europe will make the whole system more accessible and cost efficient for European customers. Cortec’s clients will have ready to use products available immediately from its warehouse in Split, Croatia, enabling time and cost savings.

BioCorr® is a water-based, ready to use formulation intended for preservation of metals in storage and during transportation. Formulated with renewable raw materials, BioCorr contains 64% bio-based content and provides multi-metal corrosion protection by combining film forming additives with vapour phase corrosion inhibitors (VpCIs). This bio-based product not only has superior performance when compared to conventional rust preventatives, but also enables huge cost savings.

BioCorr provides protection for up to two years of indoor storage or during shipments. Unlike rust preventative oils, it leaves a dry film on the surface of the metal that is virtually undetectable, helping to create a clean workplace and prevent material waste.

It can also be used for the protection of machines and equipment, pipes, flanges, gears, cast iron, sheets, and coils; and as temporary coating for storage and shipment. It will be available in quantities according to European Union Measure Standards. The product will be packaged in 5, 10, and 20 litre pails, as well as 200 litre drums. It has received registered trademark approval from EU’s Office of Harmonization.

EcoLine® 3220 and EcoLine® 3690 are bio-based and biodegradable coatings developed to replace traditional oil-based rust preventatives, eliminating expensive disposal costs associated with oils. They provide excellent corrosion protection while being environmentally safe, completely non-hazardous and conforming to NACE Standard RP0487-2000.

EcoLine® 3220 is a canola-oil based, biodegradable, ready to use temporary coating that offers a film, which clings to metal surfaces, providing excellent contact corrosion protection in storage and shipment. It provides long lasting vapour corrosion inhibition, as well as great balance of corrosion protection and lubrication.

EcoLine® 3690 offers an open-air corrosion protection as a safe replacement for more expensive polluting solvent-based rust preventatives. Made from renewable materials and containing canola oil as a carrier, it has an excellent thermostability and no effect on rubber, plastics or paints. This coating is designed for marine and high humidity conditions.

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