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Cortec unveils innovative water-based, corrosion control coatings

DUBAI, February 12, 2021

Cortec Corporation, a global leader in innovative corrosion control technologies, has announced the launch of its powerful EcoShield VpCI-380 topcoat for industrial painters. 
 
EcoShield VpCI-380 is a fast drying, water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system that can be applied direct to metal and provides corrosion protection and weatherability on metals in harsh outdoor environments. 
 
Whether for coating railcars, structural steel, or assembly line parts, EcoShield VpCI-380 is an outstanding water-based outdoor protective coatings option from Cortec’s portfolio of Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings, said the statement from Cortec.
 
As a water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system, EcoShield VpCI-380 has many special advantages for protection in challenging environments. 
 
With excellent ultraviolet (UV) resistance (colour and gloss retention), it gives optimal outdoor performance without cracking or chipping upon prolonged exposure to sunlight. Its hardness (H-2H pencil hardness), moisture resistance, and fast-dry properties make it an excellent choice for air-dry/force-dry industrial finishes, said the statement from the company. 
 
EcoShield VpCI-380 also exhibits good corrosion protection, having passed more than 1,000 hours in ASTM B117 salt spray conditions and ASTM D1748 humidity conditions at 4.0-4.5 mils (100-112.5 µm) DFT, it added.
 
"EcoShield VpCI-380 can be applied direct to metal (DTM) on carbon steel and top-coated over a wash primer (e.g., VpCI-373 Green) on stainless steel, galvanized steel, and aluminum. It shows excellent 5B adhesion and even adheres well to some engineered plastics for greater versatility," said a company spokesman. 
 
It is thixotropic and exhibits alkyd-like gloss, flow, and leveling properties with good resistance to sag. It can be tinted to most custom colors and has a VOC of 1.6 lbs/gal (192 g/L), he stated.
 
"The possible applications for EcoShield VpCI-380 are endless. Originally designed for the railcar industry, the most obvious use of EcoShield VpCI-380 is to coat railcars or shipping containers for protection against corrosion and the elements," he added.-TradeArabia News Service 



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