Cortec Corporation’s ‘green’ packaging alternative, Eco-Corr Film, is now used to wrap automotive engines being moved from their manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic for ocean transport.
Cortec, a leader in corrosion protection solutions, has dedicated years of its research to develop green, sustainable alternatives to conventional polyethylene films.
One of its pioneer solutions is Eco-Corr Film, a biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film that contains Cortec’s proprietary VpCI Technology and provides excellent contact, barrier, and vapour-phase corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals.
Eco-Corr Film will disintegrate within months in a commercial composting environment. The exact time for films to biodegrade is dependent upon the conditions and activity of the disposal environment (temperature, soil quality, activity of microorganisms). The film is shelf stable and will not break down prematurely until disposed of in a proper composting environment. It is compostable and compliant to ASTM D6400.
As part of a pilot project, a car manufacturer tested Eco-Corr Films while packaging car parts for shipment to their plant in Pune, India. Several tests were conducted for compliance with strict conditions for transport in sea containers.
As global companies become more environmentally responsible and support a circular economy, the renowned car manufacturer decided to test Cortec’s Eco-Corr Film as part of their new ‘green’ logistics project aimed at decreasing plastic consumption.
Quality control did not show any damage or traces of corrosion of the components being wrapped in Eco-Corr Film upon arrival in India.
In order to test if the film were able to be composted according to plan, the staff built compost bins near the plant.
After six months, the foils had largely biodegraded in the compost bins, helping them to eliminate plastic waste. Eco-Corr Film successfully replaces conventional plastic films previously used by this car maker. Available worldwide, the film is manufactured in the Croatian EcoCortec plant facility, located in the green area of the Baranja region.
Eco-Corr Film can be designed to fit required properties ranging from highly elastic to semi-rigid structures Eco-Corr Film disintegrates into carbon dioxide and water within months in a commercial composting environment.
The successful trial opens the door for the customer to cut their amount of conventional plastic packaging in half for shipments to Pune, thus eliminating a significant amount of plastic waste (as much as 500 kg [1102 lbs] per month).
In July 2020, the company launched a one-year pilot project to investigate the use of Eco-Corr Film on a large scale. -- Tradearabia News Service