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Cortec Launches New Biodegradable Packaging Film

Cortec has launched its new biodegradable, compostable packaging film dubbed EcoCorr, which is an innovative film fabricated by the company by employing eco-friendly technologies. The film is capable of providing contact, barrier, and vapor corrosion inhibition for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals. EcoCorr contains Cortec’s proprietary VpCI technology. The film comes in various forms, contains nearly 40 percent bio-sourced ingredients, and can be customized to deliver multiple properties from highly elastic to semi-rigid structures. The product is intended to endorse a circular, sustainable economy to reduce waste and optimize resources.

Typically, the time it takes for the biodegradation of films depends on the conditions of the disposal condition, including the quality of the soil, temperature, and the activity of microorganisms. The EcoCorr film can undergo complete disintegration in a span of 2-3 months under normal commercial composting conditions. The film is highly elastic, which makes it a suitable substitute for non-degradable and inferior blend films. It can provide continuous protection from excessive humidity, condensation, salt, moisture, aggressive industrial environment, and delays metal corrosion when metal components are packaged using the film. Vapor-phase Corrosion Inhibitors vaporize and condense on all types of ferrous surfaces in the enclosed package. VpCI spreads to every part of the metal surface, forming a protective layer on the exterior and the inaccessible interiors. The film facilitates safe storage as well as protection during shipments.

The company is currently building a new plant with the VpCI masterbatch production as part of the third phase of its expansion project. The plant will include advanced reprocessing equipment for recycling and conversion of waste into new materials, preventing the disposal of potentially useful materials. It will also lessen the use of fresh raw materials, decrease energy consumption, and lower air and water pollution. The film will be provided by EcoCortec’s plant based in Beli Manastir, Croatia.

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