Posted March 2, 2022

Cortec EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating

Cortec announced the release of EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating powered by Nano VpCI.

Cortec EcoAirSince its inception, Cortec Corporation has looked for ways to make corrosion prevention more environmentally responsible. Sometimes this takes place in giant steps. Other times it is done by baby steps, such as replacing a petroleum-based chemical with a biobased ingredient to improve sustainability. With the release of EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating powered by Nano VpCI, Cortec has addressed two aspects of environmental responsibility while expanding its options for user convenience.

Biobased Temporary Protective Coating
EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating powered by Nano VpCI is a ready-to-use temporary coating designed for severe marine and high humidity conditions. It comes in a convenient EcoAir spray can, and it is classified as non-flammable. It provides multi-metal corrosion protection that is temperature stable to 180°F (82 °C). It leaves behind an oily protective film that does not dry and offers outstanding rust prevention in outdoor applications.* When the protection period is over, EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating can be removed by rinsing with a Cortec VpCI-41x series cleaner degreaser. In addition to its key corrosion inhibiting quality, the most significant fact about EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating by Nano VpCI is its classification as a USDA Certified Biobased Product that contains 65% USDA biobased content. This high level has been achieved by combining renewably sourced oil and solvent materials with Cortec’s proprietary VpCI corrosion inhibitor formulation for effective protection.

EcoAir Spray Can Benefits
While Cortec has offered biobased coating technology similar to EcoAir® Biobased Outdoor Coating in the past, now is the first time Cortec® has packaged it in an EcoAir bag-on-valve spray can. This makes the coating easy to carry around and spray where needed, even in remote locations that do not have readily available electricity to run power spray equipment. EcoAir cans can be sprayed in any direction, even upside down, making it easy to apply the coating in hard-to-reach areas.

EcoAir cans also have environmental, health, and safety benefits. Instead of using traditional chemical propellants such as CO2 or flammable propane/isobutane, EcoAir Biobased Outdoor Coating is powered by compressed air and is classified as nonflammable. An EcoPouch inserted into the pressurized can contains the liquid, which is expelled by the surrounding pressure as the valve is depressed. When the can is empty, the metal can be recycled after the pouch is removed.