Cortec® VpCI® Coatings Solve a Wide Variety of Corrosion Problems

STORAGE TANKS

High performing, long-lasting coatings to protect tanks and surrounding structures.

INDUSTRIAL MAINTENANCE

Low VOC, water-based coatings for plant maintenance.

OFFSHORE

Coating systems to protect all areas of valuable offshore assets.

OEM

Long-lasting corrosion inhibiting coatings.

ARCHITECTURAL

Long-lasting coating systems for a wide variety of applications.

REMOVABLE

Short-term to intermediate-term removable protection.

VpCI® Coatings protect a multitude of metal products. Applying VpCI® Coatings provides fast and economical protection for exterior and interior surfaces. Our technical staff can help you decide which product you need for long lasting and complete protection of your corrosion sensitive products.

Productivity, Investment Protection, And Cost Reduction

The total economic loss from corrosion can approach a staggering 5% of total profit. This huge loss comes from products that must be sold as a lower grade or must be repainted, reprocessed, or scrapped due to corrosive attack while in the plant or in the field. This leads to lost productivity. The high cost of corrosion also includes rust claims and freight costs for returned goods.

The Industrial-Strength Edge In Safe VpCI® Corrosion Protection

Whether it’s sea or land, Cortec® industrial-strength coatings withstand some of the harshest environments and climates. Cortec® offers a broad range of high-quality, innovative, environmentally safe coatings. Our goal is to provide you with the highest technical and intelligent solutions to protect your assets. Our performance is reliable globally, and our products provide excellent adhesion to substrates and exceptional resistance for reduced environmental impact.

Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI®)

VpCI® technology is an innovative, environmentally safe, cost-effective option for corrosion protection. Cortec® products protect with a thin, mono-molecular protective barrier. The barrier re-heals, self-replenishes, and can be combined with other functional properties for added protective capabilities. VpCI® forms a physical bond on the metal surface creating a barrier layer against aggressive ions.

How VpCI® Works

  • Vaporizes
  • Conditions enclosed atmosphere with a protective vapor.
  • Vapor condenses on all metal surfaces.
  • Ions dissolve in moisture layer (water electrolyte).
  • Protective ions are attracted to metal surfaces.
  • Ions form a thin molecular protective layer at the metal surface.
  • Protective layer re-heals and self-replenishes through further condensation of the vapor.
  • VpCI® combines with other functional properties. Antistatic, Lubricating, Cleaning, Paint Removing, Desiccant, Polymeric, Coatings, Rust Removing, Fire Retarding.

Traditional Coatings vs. Cortec® Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings™ With Nano VpCI®

Traditional coatings rely on sacrificial metals (zinc, chromates, aluminum) for inhibition. Due to the large particle size of these inhibitors, gaps exist which allow corrosion to start and eventually expand, causing coating failure.

Cortec® Nano VpCI® coatings use the patented VpCI® technology to protect the metal substrate with a tight bonding molecular structure. This system eliminates the gaps which occur with traditional inhibitors and prevent corrosion from starting.

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