November 27, 2001 For Immediate Release
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
Biodegradable Bean Protects Metals
Long Term Rust Preventive was developed by Cortec® through
intensive research with soybeans. Cortec® chemists focused
on the safety and biodegradable aspects available in conjunction
with the lubricity from soybean methyl esters. After a year long
effort, an entirely new generation of soybean derivative rust preventives
was formulated. The soybean released a fully biodegradable rust
preventive that provides universal protection for all metals for
up to 1 year. With its greater safety for people and the environment,
the new generation replacement for mineral oil and flammable solvent
type rust preventives.
An immediately noticeable difference
with the EcolineTM
Rust Preventive compared to mineral-oil based rust preventives is
odor. Ecoline has a neutral, natural smell compared to the oily
pungent odor that can linger for days from conventional oil-based
rust preventives. EcolineTM Rust Preventive
does not require workers to wear special safety equipment for use.
Because the new formulation is VOC Free and biodegradable, it means
that no hazardous storage, disposal procedures or costs are required.
The new soy-based rust preventive offers
superior protection compared to most solvent and oil based products.
It combines Cortec® patented VpCI®
technology with film-forming additives. This powerful anti-corrosion
chemistry provides effective protection in atmospheres with high
humidity and aggressive chloride attack. Parts protected with EcoLineTM
will withstand the corrosive attack in very humid conditions or
in marine environments from saltwater and salt-mist atmospheres.
Rust Preventive can be applied by spray, dip, or brush to a wide
variety of parts and components. Because it provides universal protection,
effective for products and assemblies that have multi-metals including
steel, copper and aluminum. With its mild nature, it can be used
with parts and assemblies that are also made with plastics and "plated"
plastic. It offers excellent lubricity for parts that have moving
components such as hinges, shafts, keyways or threads such as pipes
Photo: High resolution photo tif
of a Cortec® EcoLineTM
Long Term Rust Preventive available for download above.
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