CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT: Case History #742: Commercially Compostable Shrink Film for Packaging Skis

DPS Skis was shrink wrapping its specialty skis in polyethylene (PE) film but wanted a more sustainable packaging alternative. The company is known for prioritizing sustainable business practices wherever possible and reached out to Cortec® in 2020 for a sample of EcoShrink™ commercially compostable film.* After thoroughly testing EcoShrink™ in their heat shrink tunnel, they decided to place ...

PRESS RELEASE: Take One Step Closer to the ‘Circular Economy’ with Commercially Compostable VCI Film

November 18, 2022   More than 20 years ago, Cortec® developed and patented biodegradable VCI film. Today, that legacy lives on in the latest version of Eco-Corr Film®, a certified commercially compostable film wrap for metals packaging. With Eco-Corr Film®, manufacturers can take one step closer to the “circular economy” while still meeting corrosion protection packaging ...

PRESS RELEASE: Time for Another Look at the Newest Version of BioCorr® Biobased Rust Preventative!

Traditional rust preventatives present two major challenges. One is the issue of environmental and worker hazards from using hazardous mineral oils and flammable solvents. The other is the lack of cleanliness and workability involved in applying and removing greasy rust preventatives. Ready to meet this need is BioCorr® HP, the newest generation of Cortec® Corporation’s game-changing biobased, dry-film ...

Discovering Exciting New Uses for ‘Green’ Film Technology

May 26, 2022 What if using a commercially compostable film could help you not only eliminate the use of potentially polluting plastic wrap, but also give you better results? That is what one boutique industry discovered when running a trial of Cortec® Eco Works® 10 Film as part of its manufacturing process. Eco Works® 10 not only aligned with ...

PRESS RELEASE: Cortec® Corporation Unveils the Second Generation of Eco Film® for Backyard Composting!

What if consumers could just throw a plastic bag onto their backyard compost heap when they were done using it? Cortec® is offering a new film formulation that can allow plastic bag users to do so. A longtime leader in “green” film technologies, Cortec® is seeking to forge yet another path toward greater environmental responsibility with the ...

PRESS RELEASE: Introducing World’s First Certified, Compostable, Eco-Corr® Patented Films and Bags powered by Nano-VpCI®!

EcoCortec® is very excited to receive industrial composability certification of it’s Eco-Corr® Film. Eco-Corr® is the first biodegradable and compostable packaging film that provides contact, barrier, and vapor-phase corrosion inhibition. EcoCortec® received the ‘OK compost INDUSTRIAL’ certificate from TÜV Austria. This certifies that Eco-Corr, biodegradable, VpCI® film, conforms to the criteria for industrial composability under ...

NEWS ALERT: Cortec® Participates in AURI Panel on Renewable Materials

Cortec® was honored to be represented at the fourth annual “New Uses Forum 2022” hosted by AURI (Agricultural Utilization Research Institute) in partnership with Compeer Financial and Georgetown University’s Rural Opportunity Initiative, March 23rd-24th in Brooklyn Center, MN. The event is sponsored by the MN Department of Agriculture and Minnesota Soybean Research & Promotion Council, among others, ...

PRESS RELEASE: EcoAir® Biobased Outdoor Coating: New Addition to Cortec® Sustainable Corrosion Solutions!

Cortec® is pleased to announce the release of EcoAir® Biobased Outdoor Coating powered by Nano VpCI®. Since its inception, Cortec® Corporation has been looking for ways to make corrosion prevention more environmentally responsible. Sometimes this takes place in giant steps. Other times it is done by baby steps, such as replacing a petroleum-based chemical with a biobased ingredient ...

PRESS RELEASE: Need Corrosion Protection + Recyclable Moisture Barrier? Go Plastic-Free with EcoShield® VpCI®-144!

Sometimes, VCI papers need an extra barrier against moisture. Normally, this would be provided through the use of a polyethylene coating. Unfortunately, the use of this plastic-based moisture barrier creates an environmental problem as the resulting paper cannot be recycled through normal channels. Once again, Cortec® overcomes this challenge with its EcoShield® VpCI®-144 Barrier Paper that combines ...

PRESS RELEASE: Say Goodbye to Plastic Coated Moisture Barrier Paper!

Moisture barrier paper is a must-have for the packaging industry. Unfortunately, polyethylene (PE) or wax coatings are the traditional means of sealing porous paper to slow the transmission of water vapor. The resulting product presents an environmental problem because it cannot be recycled through normal channels. A fully repulpable barrier material is the answer for ...

PRESS RELEASE: World’s First Biodegradable, Patent Pending, EcoWrap® Stretch Film, Received TUV Austria’s OK Compost Certificate!

Cortec® Corporation is very excited to receive industrial compostability certification of it’s Eco Wrap® stretch film! Cortec® received the ‘OK compost INDUSTRIAL’ certificate from TÜV Austria on November 24th. This certifies that Eco Wrap® conforms to the criteria for industrial compostability under EN 13432 (European equivalent of ASTM D6400). Eco Wrap® is world’s first compostable ...

NEWS ALERT: Add a Fresh Outlook to Your Environmental Packaging Image with EcoShrink™!

Can shrink wrap be all that exciting? We invite you to explore that possibility with EcoShrink™, one of our newest environmentally responsible packaging technologies! Traditionally, there have been three basic options for disposing shrink wrap: 1) Throw it on the ground (not recommended), 2) Throw it in the trash, or 3) Send it for recycling. ...