May 23, 2001 For Immediate
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC
Blue Leopard Inc.
Stops Rust on Rebar, Mesh, and Studs
A new polyethylene film from
Cortec can be used to cover metal parts and components
on the construction site to stop rust. Known as MCI®
Film, it is unlike any conventional plastic film used
for protective covering, wrapping, barriers, or interleaving.
Conventional poly films,
wraps, and tarps actually promote rust, especially wherever
they touch metal. They trap moisture and water next
to the metal, setting up corrosion cells. When poly
or tarp is used to cover or tent metal parts, rather
than protecting them, they create a humidity chamber
much like a sauna, recycling humidity and micro-corrosive
vapor thoroughly around all the metal.
Film can be used for the same purpose as a wrap and
tarp to protect against dirt and weather, however it
contains special VpCITM corrosion inhibitors
that prevent rust.
Cortec's unique VpCITM
Technology is incorporated into the MCI®
Film. The vapor phase corrosion inhibitors migrate through
the air going wherever water, moisture and humidity
travel. The VpCIs form a very thin micro-layer on metal
to protect all metal surfaces, even those that are not
in contact with the MCI® Film.
The film protects both ferrous
and non-ferrous metals. It can be used for items such
as wire mesh, rods, rebar, tubing, and metal forms.
When MCI® Film is used between concrete
and metal studs, it stops corrosion that can occur at
the contact points, and also protects the rest of the
stud, thereby increasing the life of the structure.
passes Federal Std. 101C, Method 4031. In addition to
corrosion protection, it provides a good moisture barrier
that has high puncture and tear resistance. Made from
partially recycled materials, the film is 100% recyclable.
It is available in rolls and sheets.
Photo: High resolution
photo tif of Cortec® MCI Film is 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.CortecMCI.com
Phone: 1-800-426-7832 FAX: (651) 429-1122