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Barrier coating makes paper and linerboard a recyclable alternative

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.
4th January 2018

Film protects products against corrosion

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.
2nd October 2017

Packaging protects against corrosion during shipping

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  devices that could benefit from corrosion protection.
7th August 2017

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

Film extrusion plant to be expanded

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.
21st May 2017

Water-based rust prevention saves money

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.  
10th May 2017

Environmentally safe corrosion inhibitor

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.
7th April 2017

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).
28th March 2017

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-duty corrosion protection is needed.
22nd January 2017

Desiccant pouch comes in a windowed or windowless form

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.
25th October 2016

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