Cortec ® offers a wide range of USDA Certified Biobased Products for use in cleaning and surface prep, construction, biofuels, lubrication, metalworking, rust prevention, and water treatment. These products are part of the USDA BioPreferred ® Program Mandatory Federal Purchasing Initiative*. With its growing portfolio of USDA Certified Biobased Products, Cortec ® is providing a wide variety of “green” corrosion control options and promoting the use of sustainable resources for any industry that faces metal corrosion. 

Cleaning & Surface Prep

Our biobased cleaning and surface prep products include heavy-duty “green” chemistry paint strippers with no methylene chloride or NMP, and a heavy-duty biodegradable scale and rust remover that contains 100% USDA certified biobased content. Other noteworthy items are a biobased cleaner specially equipped to neutralize and remove salt deposits, and two biobased rust removal products. 

Construction 

For anyone in the construction industry, MCI ®-2005 is our prime example of sustainable building materials: a biobased concrete admixture used to mitigate corrosion of metallic reinforcement in concrete structures. In addition to being a USDA Certified Biobased Product, MCI ®-2005 can also help users earn credit towards LEED certification. 

Lubricants

You can find plenty of biobased greases in our expanding selection of biobased lubricants. This product line carries everything from EcoAir® Biobased CLP to biobased greases for drill rods, fifth wheels, rail curves, and wire ropes—giving users the special benefit of reducing the chance for pollution from grease spills in environmentally sensitive areas.** Cortec ® offers several grades of biobased grease as well as products for general purpose lubrication and metalworking. 

Packaging

We also have several easy to use biobased packaging options for dry corrosion protection of metal parts being stored or shipped. These packaging materials include several types of VpCI ® paper (regular, creped, and moisture barrier), plus a biobased corrosion inhibiting pad you can use to prevent rust just by placing it inside an enclosed package. 

Rust Preventatives

Our selection of biobased liquid rust preventatives includes options for either dry film or oily film protection. All are easy to remove and provide great sustainable alternatives to traditional rust preventatives that rely heavily on petroleum-based materials. 

Water Treatment

In the area of corrosion inhibiting water treatment, we dive into the realm of protecting metals exposed to brine solutions and seawater. Our biobased options include a specialty additive for deicing salts, as well as corrosion inhibitors for offshore hydrostatic testing with seawater or for other marine uses. 

Browse our exciting lineup of USDA Certified Biobased Products today! 

*For more information about the BioPreferred
® Program, go to https://www.biopreferred.gov.
**It is always important to ensure that use and disposal of all materials is in accordance with local guidelines.
 

Products

EcoClean ® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover Powered by Nano-VpCI™ 

A heavy-duty biodegradable scale and rust remover. One of the fastest acting products on the market for dissolving heavy scale, corrosion, and naturally occurring oxides off metals. Improves heat-transfer efficiency by creating clean surfaces on heat-exchanger equipment. Effective and safe to use on iron, carbon, stainless steel, copper, aluminum, magnesium, and their alloys. Contains 100% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Bio-based Rubber Revitalizer

A soy-based product designed for cleaning, protecting, and improving gripping capabilities of genuine and synthetic rubber. Contains 68% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Surface Cleaner & Degreaser

A heavy-duty, water-dilutable cleaner/degreaser for tough cleaning jobs in industrial and commercial applications. Non-flammable and safer to handle than harmful or hazardous solvent cleaners. Contains 59% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® 4320 / EcoLine ® 4330

Heavy-duty “green” chemistry paint strippers designed to remove coatings, inks, and resins from metals, concrete, and wood surfaces. Contain 50% USDA certified biobased content. No methylene chloride or NMP. 

FlashCorr ® VpCI ®

A highly effective environmentally friendly cleaner with a unique ability to neutralize and remove salt deposits. Contains 64% USDA certified biobased content. 

VpCI ®-422 Liquid Organic Rust Removers

Effectively removes rust and tarnish from steel, iron, copper, and brass without creating waste disposal difficulties. More user-friendly than traditional rust removers. Contains 92% USDA certified biobased content. Also available in air-powered spray cans as EcoAir ® 422. 

VpCI ®-423

A water-based gel that effectively removes rust and oxides from steel, iron, brass, and copper. Works well on vertical and overhead surfaces. Contains 91% USDA certified biobased content. Also available as EcoAir ® 423 (air-powered spray cans) and EcoClean ® 423 Rust Remover (squeeze bottles).

MCI ®-2005

A water-based, organic, corrosion inhibiting admixture for protection of metallic reinforcement in concrete structures. Earns credit towards LEED certification. Lower toxicity and environmental impact than traditional corrosion inhibiting admixtures such as calcium nitrite. Contains 67% USDA certified biobased content. 

VpCI ®-705 Bio

Multifunctional fuel additive for biodiesel and other biofuels. Serves as a corrosion inhibitor, fuel stabilizer, and water emulsifier for biodiesel, diesel, and gasoline. Contains 80% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoAir ® Biobased CLP

A “green” multifunctional cleaner/lubricant/protectant packaged in a recyclable air-powered spray can. Loosens rusted parts and protects equipment components from wear and corrosion. Contains 89% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Bio-based Grease powered by Nano VpCI ®

A multipurpose biobased grease with superior corrosion protection properties for harsh conditions (e.g., salt spray). Formulated from vegetable oils, lithium-based thickener, extreme pressure additives, and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors. Contains 86% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Bio-Based Food Machinery Lubricating Grease #1 / EcoLine ® Bio-Based Food Machinery Lubricating Grease #2

NLGI grade 1 and 2 greases for lubrication of machinery where there is the possibility of incidental contact with food. Made from natural seed oils. Superior lubricity and wide range of operating temperatures. Contain 96% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® CLP

Provides lubrication, penetration, cleaning, and corrosion protection. A “green” replacement for hazardous mineral oils and other hydrocarbon-based solvents. Carrier based on canola oil and canola methyl ester. Contains 89% USDA certified biobased content. Also available in easy-to-apply wipe-on version.

EcoLine ® Cutting Fluid

A multifunctional concentrate for metal cutting operations. Provides excellent corrosion protection and lubrication during the cutting process. Contains 64% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Drill Rod Grease

A premium quality biobased, biodegradable lubricant for drilling rod applications. Contains 82% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® ELP (Extreme Lubricant Penetrant)

A high-performance biodegradable soy-based lubricant and penetrant for general purpose use. Contains 95% USDA certified biobased content.

EcoLine ® Fifth Wheel Grease

Premium quality biodegradable, multipurpose NLGI grade 2 grease recommended for use in fifth wheel plates of semi-trucks. Contains 91% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Rail Curve Grease, Winter / EcoLine ® Rail Curve Grease, Summer

Premium quality biobased, biodegradable greases designed to meet heavy-duty lubrication needs where rail curve greases are used. Winter version contains 80% USDA certified biobased content. Summer version contains 86% USDA certified biobased content.

EcoLine ® Wire Rope Grease

Premium quality biobased, biodegradable grease that protects wire rope against corrosion and extreme pressure wear. Contains 83% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Metalworking Fluid

Metalworking fluid formulated with additives, emulsifiers, and biobased oil. An excellent replacement for chlorinated products. Excellent corrosion protection. Can be used as a lubricant for heavy-duty rolling, grinding, extruding, stamping, and cutting. Contains 70% USDA certified biobased content. 

BioPad ®

A unique flexible corrosion inhibiting device constructed from biobased non-woven material. Provides multi-metal protection and serves as an extra-strength source of VpCI ® for protection of large volumes. Contains 58% USDA certified biobased content. 

CorShield ® VpCI ®-146 Creped Paper

Premium corrosion inhibiting creped paper that offers a cushioning effect to physically protect delicate parts. Fully recyclable/repulpable. Contains 92% USDA certified biobased content. 

CorShield ® VpCI ®-146

Fully recyclable/repulpable VpCI ® kraft paper for interleaving and wrapping of metal parts. Protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals against aggressive environments such as humidity, SO 2, H 2S, and galvanic corrosion of dissimilar metals. Contains 92% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoShield ® VpCI ®-144

Fully recyclable premium moisture barrier paper with Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor protection. Used for packaging of metals when corrosion protection and extra moisture resistance is needed. Contains 69% USDA certified biobased content. 

BioCorr ® Rust Preventative

A water-based, biobased, dry-film rust preventative. Protects metals during storage and transportation. An excellent environmentally sound alternative to petroleum derived products. Contains 64% USDA certified biobased content. Also available in SC (super-concentrate) version. 

BioCorr ® ATF Rust Preventative

An oil-in-water emulsion rust preventative for preservation of transmissions in storage and during transportation. Forms an invisible dry to touch film. Contains 54% USDA certified biobased content. Also available in SC (super-concentrate) version. 

EcoLine ® 3220

A ready-to-use canola-oil-based rust preventative. Tenacious film clings to metal surfaces for excellent corrosion protection in storage and shipment, with long-lasting vapor phase protection. Contains 99% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® 3690

A ready-to-use canola-oil-based rust preventative designed for severe marine and high humidity conditions. Self-healing and moisture-displacing. Contains 72% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® Long Term Rust Preventative

A soy-based long-term rust preventative and lubricant. Provides excellent corrosion protection in high humidity and chloride-containing environments. Contains 85% USDA certified biobased content. 

M605 PS

A corrosion inhibitor additive for deicing salts and closed loop cooling system brine solutions. Nitrite-, chromate-, and phosphate-free. Contains 98% USDA certified biobased content. 

EcoLine ® VpCI ®-642

A corrosion inhibitor for offshore hydrostatic testing with seawater. Replaces nitrite-, chromate-, and hydrazine-based rust preventative products. Contains 93% USDA certified biobased content. 

VpCI ®-645 Marine Use Corrosion Inhibitor

A unique concentrated formulation that protects ferrous and non-ferrous metals from corrosive solutions containing chlorides. An effective replacement for nitrite- and chromate-based formulations and hydrazine-based oxygen scavengers. Contains 93% USDA certified biobased content.