Take The Sting Out Of Rust
Corporate Contact:
February 21, 2001 For Immediate Release
Publicity Contact:

Anna Vignetti

VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC



Tomas Gardebring

Blue Leopard Inc. (952) 921-4945




Cortec VCIs Take The Sting Out Of Rust

A 1992 study of UAW and General Motors auto workers revealed that high levels of carcinogens from coolants, cutting oils, lubricants and machining fluids were exposing workers to dangerous levels of nitrites, which in combination with other substances produce nitrosamines, which cause cancer.

The nature of the metalworking industry necessitates the use of lubricating fluids to remove metal in machining operations, lower temperatures and lubricate machinery and parts. That means skilled workers, production workers, grinders, stamping plant workers, screw machine operators, aerospace workers and miners are all exposed to toxic metalworking fluids.

Traditional metalworking products contain toxic substances such as nitrites, chlorinated compounds and chromates to lubricate, eliminate rust and resist bacteria build-up. They are not only harmful from prolonged direct contact, but when breathed in the fluid mist can cause lung disease and larynx cancer. Some of the other industrial caused cancers evident from the GM/UAW study are skin cancer and prostate cancer.

Cortec Corporation’s Ecoline™ Cutting Fluid with VCI technology represents a new generation of green line products for metalworking. Ecoline Cutting Fluid replaces dangerous lubricants containing chlorinated compounds, chromates and nitrites, providing VCI corrosion protection during and after metals are processed with technology that is safe and long term.

The fully biodegradable cutting fluid provides lubrication and excellent anti-rust protection for in-plant machining, stamping, and cutting. Ecoline Cutting Fluid removes rust and lubricates, at the same time displacing any water and oil from metal surfaces. With excellent extreme pressure and anti-wear properties, the water-based product is ideally suited for heavy duty rolling, grinding and extruding with no dangerous side effects.

Made from renewable natural soy methyl esters, the product’s value-added contribution to converting farm products into industrial products is a boon to farmers and industry alike. In conjunction with The Agricultural, Utilization Research Institute and the Minnesota Soy Council, Cortec has developed an entire line of products that eliminate toxicity, and dangerous waste disposal. Ecoline cutting fluid completely eliminates any health risk factors for workers.

Photo: High resolution photo tif of Cortec Ecoline Cutting Fluid is available. Please contact Tomas Gardebring at Blue Leopard, .


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: Phone: (651) 429-1100 FAX: (651) 429-1122


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