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Cortec’s new brochure, “VpCI® Technology for Food, Beverage, and Pharmaceutical Industries”, addresses corrosion in three key industries that sustain consumers across the globe. These major industries have tight regulations and are often exposed to highly corrosive conditions. Alkaline, acidic, or oxidizing environments are prevalent where high volumes of cleaning water and a wide pH range of food substances are handled. Corrosion occurring in food, beverage, or pharmaceutical operations not only raises the risk of equipment failure and production problems but also threatens to contaminate the materials being processed.
This brochure presents a variety of innovative Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor (VpCI®) products that can help protect structures and metal equipment from rust and corrosion. In the effort to combat rust and corrosion in the food, beverage, and pharmaceutical industries, Cortec® holds a high commitment to developing products based on renewable resources such as soybeans and coconuts in order to provide a more sustainable world for future generations. Cortec’s VpCI® inhibitors are created in science laboratories by chemists and engineers utilizing special technology to create safer, more economical solutions for corrosion intervention.
Cortec’s Unique Patented VpCI® Technology Offers:
- Green alternative to hazardous, oil derived corrosion preventatives
- Eco-friendly, compostable, and biodegradable solutions made from sustainable materials
Enable avoidance of contamination
Costly time and labor savings
- Comes in multi-functional products
- Complete packaging solutions available
- Disperses in water, oils, solvents
- Easily formulated
- Protects multi-metals
- Require little to no surface preparation
- Does not interfere with operations of mechanical components
- Includes NSF Certified and USDA Certified Biobased Products
Product lines presented in this brochure include simple biodegradable film as well as VpCI® packaging materials, rust removers, lubricants, and other structural and equipment applications. Among these are EcoAir® and EcoSpray™ products, which eliminate the use of aerosols as spray can propellants. These ecofriendly spray bottles deliver products such as EcoAir® Food Grade Lubricant (a light penetrating oil that contains food grade ingredients), EcoAir® VpCI®-422 & 423 Non-Toxic Rust Removers, and VpCI®-416 Cleaner & Degreaser (a non-toxic liquid accepted by the USDA for general cleaning in food plants—indirect contact with food).
The brochure concludes with a checklist of NSF Certified or USDA Certified Biobased Products. MCI®-2005 (a Migrating Corrosion Inhibiting concrete admixture) meets the requirements for both certifications because of its 67% biobased content and NSF Standard 61 approval for use in potable water tanks (UL certified). VpCI®-422 also fits both categories as a 92% USDA Certified Biobased Product that is NSF (A3) Registered (acceptable for use as an acid cleaner in and around food processing areas for indirect food contact).
It is hoped that renewable, biobased Cortec® products such as these will serve a useful role in protecting food, beverage, and pharmaceutical operations from rust, contamination, and failure. By creating corrosion inhibitors from sustainable food sources, Cortec® protects equipment and structures that deliver food, beverages, and pharmaceuticals to sustain us.