In today's world, there are many complex problems. But when it comes to solving them, one simple fact shines through-you must first acknowledge that there is a problem.
The fact is, corrosion is an incredibly destructive force facing everyone who works with metal. In the United States alone, corrosion costs industry and ultimately, the consumer, over 350 billions dollars. But that's only part of the story. Many corrosion protection methods employed are less that effective, and worse, are inherently damaging to the earth's environment. In 1977, as a fledgling company working out of a garage in St. Paul, Minnesota, we had a vision to effectively combat the devastating effects of corrosion, while at the same time creating environmentally friendly alternatives to existing methods of corrosion protection. Through commitment, hard work, and extensive research and development we pioneered the application and distribution of VCI (Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor) technology. First we developed nitrite-free multi metal VCI products. Then we expanded into environmentally acceptable water-based liquids to replace polluting oil/solvent-based coatings. And now we're producing a full line of multifunctional products that promise unparalleled benefits to you, our customers. Through the years, Cortec Corporation has grown to become the world's leader in corrosion protection technology. But regardless of how large we become, the vision and commitment we began with in that little garage will always remain: to provide corrosion protection to help you increase profits, improve product quality and reduce waste and pollution.