Thick Bodied Topical Treatment Knocks Out Rebar Corrosion

March 28, 2001 For Immediate Release

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Anna Vignetti
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Blue Leopard Inc.
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Thick Bodied Topical Treatment Knocks Out Rebar Corrosion

Cortec's MCI-2020 is now offered in a thick-bodied version especially for vertical surfaces and wind-exposed horizontal environments such as bridges. The patented MCI® Migrating Corrosion InhibitorTM is applied to existing concrete structures to reduce the corrosion of rebar and metal mesh embedded in the concrete structure. The more viscous version minimizes flowdown on walls and misting on bridges from wind. The thicker layer of MCI-2020 allows application in one-coat rather than two coats.

MCI-2020 is especially formulated for use in environmentally sensitive areas. Its water-based formulation does not contain calcium nitrite and is non-toxic, non-flammable, organic, and safe to handle. The product can be easily applied by spray, roller, squeegee or brush to any concrete surface for the most convenient and cost-effective application. MCI-2020 dries quickly. For bridge applications, traffic can be resumed in less than 30 minutes after treatment.

Proven effective in the Strategic Highway Research Program (SHRP) funded by the Federal government and state DOTs, the product migrates through the densest concrete structures to seek out steel rebar and wire mesh to stop further corrosion. MCI-2020 functions independently of chloride levels and is effective in high chloride concrete structures with active corrosion being present.

Studies indicate that MCI-2020 is up to 50% more effective than polymer modified concrete and can extend the service life of some structures, such as bridge deck overlays, by as much as 34 years. The product can be used for all types of reinforced, precast, prestressed, post-tensioned and marine concrete structures. Users can repair or restore bridges, parking decks, piers, foundations, offshore platforms, and other reinforced concrete commercial and civil engineered structures. Cortec® MCI-2020 offers one of the easiest methods to incorporate in a simple preventive maintenance program against catastrophic failure from metal corrosion in concrete.

Photo: High resolution photo tif of Cortec® MCI-2020 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.

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