From fledgling company to global enterprise

Cortec ® started as a fledgling company in the garage of founder and CEO, Boris Miksic, in October 1977. When Cortec ® produced its first shipment of 1200 vapor corrosion inhibitor emitters, it would have been difficult to envision subsequent growth into the global enterprise Cortec ® has become today. But by persistently addressing the world’s trillion-dollar corrosion problems in a safer, more environmentally responsible, and user-friendly way, Cortec ® has revolutionized traditional methods of fighting corrosion and preserving metals across the globe. 

Innovative R&D

Through research, testing, and direct knowledge of end user needs, Cortec ® R&D continues an ongoing cycle of product discovery and improvement. Cortec’s innovation is evident in the development of over 400 products and the acquisition of more than 60 patents during 40+ years of business. Supporting this successful R&D program is the first ISO/IEC-17025 accredited lab in the industry, an accreditation that also enables Cortec ® to provide valuable testing services to its customers.

Global Distribution Network

Cortec ® is seeking to make its wide range of corrosion solutions more accessible as plants, distribution facilities, offices, and distributors increase globally. Specialized plants allow Cortec ® to produce specific product categories while vertically integrating in order to deliver quality corrosion inhibiting options: 

•     Time-tested general VpCI ® and MCI ® Technology products at Cortec ® World Headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA), and Cortec ® Biotechnology Campus in Sarasota, Florida (USA)

•     World class VpCI ® film at Cortec ® Advanced Film Division (Minnesota, USA) and EcoCortec ® (Croatia)

•     Innovative recyclable VpCI ® paper options at Cortec ® Coated Products (Wisconsin, USA)

•     EcoAir ® customized spray formulations at Cortec ® Spray Technologies (Wisconsin, USA)

Cortec ® focuses on providing individualized solutions that meet the specific needs of the customer, paired with responsive  customer service and a strong record of quick turnarounds and on-time shipments.

Environmentally Responsible Corrosion Solutions

 Cortec ® continues to grow as a specialty chemical company committed to finding environmentally responsible solutions for its customers. Cortec ® began this journey by offering organic corrosion inhibiting chemistries at a time most companies still relied on inorganic chemistries. Cortec ® moved on to its second technological platform with the introduction of biodegradable and biobased building blocks and now offers dozens of USDA certified biobased products. 

Bionetix ® Biologicals…The Missing Link Between Environmental Protection and Effective Treatment 

Cortec ® reached its third technological platform and entered the most elite group of specialty chemical companies with the acquisition of Bionetix ® International of Montreal, Canada. Since 1996, Bionetix ® International has supplied natural biological products to the petroleum, food and agriculture, industrial cleaning, and hazardous waste industries. These products degrade target substances in waste treatment systems, boost the performance of cleaning and feed products, and promote the health of agriculture. We rely on bioaugmentation and biostimulation through the application of biological products that include microorganisms, enzymes, biosurfactants, and nutrients. Our extensive product range permits our customers to achieve the best treatment effect over a diversity of industrial problems. Our products are used in countless applications globally. 

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