The rabble and rubbish
of 100 years of industrialization from the manufacture of hazardous
synthetic substances, POPs, organic pollutants, and dioxins from
PVCs have left a trail of toxic waste. Eliminating toxins by using
renewable, reusable materials, from an environmental standpoint,
is imperative for sustainable, eco-systems, drinkable water, and
breathable air. Nationally, from a business standpoint, states are
mandating stricter recycling laws and "cradle-to-grave"
responsibility from manufacturers and suppliers. Globally, "take-it-back"
laws demand that manufacturers or distributors of packaging "take-
it- back" or pay for recycling.
Refuse disposal has reached
a global crisis. With packaging constituting 1/3 of the non-industrial
solid waste of the entire civilized world, manufacturers and industries
are striving for more efficient uses of natural resources through
the EPAs, EPR extended product responsibility initiative.
According to the EPA, the consequences of large-scale manufacturing
production and toxic disposal demands "change in industrial
practices to create a toxic-free future." Sustainable environments
require packaging thats reusable, recyclable and biodegradable.
Cortecs new innovative
Eco Film™ and Eco-Corr®
Film were developed in partnership with the Department of Bio-systems
and Agricultural Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Cortec
has adopted product responsibility practices that accomplish greater
use efficiency during the manufacturing process, consumer use, and
disposal of their products. The films possess excellent resistance
to water, oils and oxygen while providing superior tensile strength.
Eco-Corr has the additional attribute of VCI corrosion inhibiting
control for metal parts and machinery.
Under European take-back
laws, packaging that negatively impacts another countrys recovery
systems is fined or returned. Manufacturers must join and pay fees
to a collection organization that enforces strict European recycling
laws now costing packagers $10 billion per year. More than 28 countries
have "producer responsibility laws" on their books. Export
packaging that doesnt meet global standards is fined, or sent
back to US landfills. Domestic standards are no less stringent.
For those seeking global and national access, disregarding laws
with unacceptable packaging results in high fines and even prosecution.
Manufactured by a company
with ISO 9000 and ISO14000 certifications, the eco-conscious Eco
Film and Eco-Corr Film eliminate toxins and hazardous disposal.
The films are not just recyclable, but non-toxic, biodegradable
and compostable. Their natural decomposition into harmless molecules
of air and water provide a responsible packaging alternative. There
are no more passports to global and national markets for manufacturers
whose packaging is harmful to land and man.
High resolution photo
tifs available of Eco-Corr®
Film protecting metal component and Eco-Corr®
Film degrading to compostable state.
Tomas Gardebring at Blue Leopard, email@example.com
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.
Phone: (651) 429-1100 FAX: (651) 429-1122