The Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States (US), based company EcoCortec proudly announced the expansion of its plant located in green area in Croatia, a European daughter company of Cortec Corporation. The company is a manufacturer of environmentally safe VCI/VpCI anti-corrosion films and bags under patent of the Corporation. Plant’s management is now investing in new polymer processing plant that is located near the existing facility. New investment will incorporate all the principles of the circular economy.
EcoCortec’s team is continuing its path of developing environmentally friendly corrosion protection films by utilizing latest green manufacturing technologies. Plant’s management purchased new 1,000 m2 facility for polymer processing.
New plant with VpCI masterbatch production and new reprocessing equipment for recycling of waste into new materials will open in November this year.
This will result in minimizing the disposal of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials as well as energy usage. This model of circular economy reduces air and water pollution, reported the company.
Two production facilities
New facility will be divided in two production facilities with warehouses of raw material and finished goods. The first one will be dedicated to compounding and masterbatch production -with the state of the art, high performance compounding extruder, designed for processing biopolymers on world scale.
“This will enable EcoCortec’s sustainability and economic production.”
The second one will put its effforts in regranulation facility, with latest recycling line that will set new standards in recycling of materials that are difficult to process such as heavily printed films and very moist material.
New high tech blown film extrusion line
The company also recently purchased new high tech blown film extrusion line for production of patented biodegradable ESD films for growing electric vehicles market. New BOR (bag on roll making machine) was installed. BOR machine will expand capabilities and enable wider assortment of products in more dimensions.
EcoCortec offers customers complete converting, extruding and printing capabilities. Plant’s anticorrosion packaging solutions provide the most reliable VCI film protection on the market today.
Patented films, bags and papers are used in countless industries and applications around the globe, giving users an easy and effective way to protect metal parts and equipment from corrosion.
Most contemporary available technologies today
Environmentally safe anti-corrosion films and bags are manufactured utilizing most contemporary available technologies today. The company also develops and produces multiple green packaging options without corrosion inhibitor.
“Biodegradable, compostable materials are becoming a standard in modern packaging industry and our team of scientists and engineers works hard to develop smart, packaging solutions that are not hazardous to the environment but will enable strongest corrosion protection and will fully satisfy our customers in its performance,” says the company.
“EcoCortec offers a wide range of biodegradable, compostable and recyclable, TUV certified packaging options, including films, papers, and latest green developments in stretch, shrink and ESD packaging.“
Cortec Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI and MCI corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil and Gas, and other industries.
“Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry,” they assure. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide. They are ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, and ISO 17025 certified.
Investigating water-soluble film options
Water-soluble film has become a powerful and increasingly popular option for packaging items that will be added to a watery environment, Cortec Corporation is manufacturing this intriguing technology under the brand name EcoSol and offers many creative packaging options.
So was also recently reported by the company, that explained EcoSol is a heat sealable PVOH (polyvinyl alcohol) film that can be made into pouches or bags for a variety of purposes.
“The main benefit of EcoSol packaging is that it provides an easy, convenient dosing method for adding a wide range of possible contents to water. “
Dosing of chemicals or other materials is precise, with no measuring or direct handling required. This is a particular boon when working with toxic chemicals, soiled laundry, or contaminated tools.
It only takes a few minutes or less for EcoSol to dissolve in water, releasing the packaged materials either to be mixed with or cleaned in a water-based solution.
Once dissolved, EcoSol leaves behind a non-hazardous aqueous solution of polyvinyl alcohol. These characteristics open up exciting opportunities to use EcoSol as a non-polluting packaging material for water-soluble applications.