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Conductive Urethane Coating Gives Electronic Feed-Back In Harsh Environments Download in Word format

November 27, 2001 For Immediate Release

Company Contact:
Cliff Cracuaer
Cortec Corporation
(651) 429-1100
cliff@cortecvci.com

Editorial Contact
Tomas Gardebring
Blue Leopard Inc.
(952) 921-4945
info@cortecvci.com

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

Conductive Urethane Coating Gives Electronic Feed-Back In Harsh Environments

Originally developed as a conductive coating for railroad rails, Cortec® VpCI® 396 brings hi-tech conductivity to products facing adverse environmental conditions. The coating is effective in adding conductivity to structural steel as well as components in membrane type switches and circuits where environmentally-hardened characteristics are desirable. The conductive coating can be applied to new components or to existing parts, such as railroad track, that need to upgrade their ability to function in harsh environments.

Cortec® VpCI® 396 Conductive Coating provides excellent adhesion to structural steel, cast iron, galvanized steel and aluminum. It adheres well to conventional plastic materials and substrates used in rigid and flexible circuitry. The coating provides the resilience and elasticity required for thermal expansion and contraction required for environmentally harsh applications. Highly resistant to abrasion, the coating offers extreme durability and hardness with a rating of 6H to 8H (Pencil Hardness).

Cortec® VpCI® 396 has been formulated as an easy-to-use and easy-to-apply coating. As a ready-to-use, single package coating, no special two-component mixing is required. It can be applied in the factory or the field using conventional spray methods. For field application, the coating can be sprayed or brushed on with a minimum of surface preparation. The coating can be applied in high humidity (50% relative humidity) and in damp conditions or at low temperatures (100C - 500F). The coating does not require elevated temperatures or baking to cure. It is an air dry formulation that cures to the touch in 4 hours.

Cortec's patented VpCI® technology is incorporated into the coating to significantly boost the corrosion protection of the conductive coating and of all metals attached to the substrate. This unique vapor phase actions enables VpCIs to immediately go to all areas vulnerable to oxidation. When a given area comes under corrosive attack, the VpCIs are self replenishing to provide long term protection. The Cortec® VpCIs provide up to 1 year in outdoor environments and 2 years in indoor conditions.

Photo: High resolution photo tif of a Cortec® VpCI® 396 Conductive Urethane Coating available for download above.

Company Description:
Cortec® Corporation, a pioneer in Vapor Corrosion Inhibition technology, is located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. Cortec manufactures a variety of corrosion inhibiting and rust-preventive systems based on Vapor Corrosion Inhibition technology.

Cortec Website: www.CortecVCI.com    Phone: 1-800-426-7832   FAX: (651) 429-1122