March 28, 2001 For Immediate
VP Sales & Marketing
Call toll free, 800-4-CORTEC
Blue Leopard Inc.
NEW PRODUCT RELEASE
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
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, email@example.com
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
Phone: (651) 429-1100 FAX: (651) 429-1122