March 26, 2001 For Immediate
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Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC
Blue Leopard Inc.
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
Water-based Primer For Rusty Surfaces
Cortec's VCI CorrVerterTM
brings environmentally friendly, water-base primers to a new
level of convenience and cost savings. The new primer is especially
formulated for application over rusty or poorly prepared steel
surfaces to stop corrosion while offering an excellent primer
for top coating. The product eliminates labor intensive operations
for metal prep in maintenance, industrial and marine environments.
When applied, the two-in-one combination
rust converter and paint primer actually penetrates rust.
It goes down to the bare metal and converts rust to into a
passive layer. As the rust is converted, VCI CorrVerterTM
forms a high solid, water-borne latex coating. This tough
coating provides low water vapor permeability to protect against
Unlike traditional converter/primers,
Cortec's VCI CorrVerterTM has a very low VOC. It
is non-flammable, non-combustible, and non-toxic which allows
its application in a variety of environments with greater
ease and safety. Because VCI CorrVerterTM does
not contain phosphoric or tannic acid normally found in traditional
converter/primers, it allows the user to choose from the greatest
variety of top coatings including oil, solvent, water-based,
latex, acrylic, urethanes and epoxies.
VCI CorrVerterTM can
be used in situations where proper cleaning or sandblasting
is difficult. When possible, the user simply removes any loose
rust with a wire brush and then cleans the surface high pressure
water spray. This simple surface preparation method is especially
advantageous for salt-water marine applications where proper
surface preparation is difficult or not possible. In very
hard-to-reach areas, simply wash off excess salt from the
steel surfaces with a high pressure water spray.
For application, the metal surface
can be dry or damp. VCI CorrVerterTM is then easily
applied by brush, roll or spray. After air drying for 8 to
12 hours, a top coat can be applied.
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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.
Phone: (651) 429-1100 FAX: (651) 429-1122