Eco-Corr® received “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate

The world's first compostable anti-corrosion film launched by EcoCortec® has obtained the prestigious certification from TÜV Austria

 

EcoCortec®, part of Cortec® Corporation, has received the industrial composability certification of its Eco-Corr® film, the first biodegradable and compostable packaging film that provides contact, barrier, and vapor-phase corrosion inhibition.

The “OK compost INDUSTRIAL” certificate, issued by TÜV Austria, certifies that the biodegradable and compostable VpCI® packaging film complies with the industrial composability criteria according to EN 13432 (European equivalent of ASTM D6400).

Eco-Corr Film® will disintegrate into carbon dioxide and water within 2-3 months in a composting environment.

Eco-Corr® has been continuously improved for several years by company’s specialists in cooperation with scientific institutions and it is viable option for use in countless industrial applications and is an excellent replacement for conventional VCI films. Other than being environmentally friendly, it is a cost effective option as users are spared of expensive disposal procedures.

Eco-Corr Film® is shelf stable and will not break down prematurely until disposed in a proper composting environment.  Metal parts packaged in Eco-Corr Film® receive continuous protection against salt, excessive humidity, condensation, moisture, aggressive industrial atmospheres, and dissimilar metal corrosion. The Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors will vaporize and then condense on metal surfaces in the enclosed package. VpCI® reaches every area of packaged part, protecting its exterior as well as hard to reach interior surfaces. Users will get complete product protection during storage as well as during domestic and overseas shipments.

Biodegradation process of EcoCorr® lasts up to 10 weeks

Eco-Corr® features

  • The first biodegradable, compostable packaging film that provides contact, barrier,
  • and vapor-phase corrosion inhibition
  • Provides multimetal corrosion inhibitor protection
  • Certified industrially compostable by TÜV Austria (#TA8012206603)
  • Meets ASTM D6400
  • Meets NACE TM0208-2018 standard for corrosion protection
  • Meets German TL-8135-002 standards for corrosion protection
  • Complete replacement for non-degradable and inferior blend films
  • Contains biobased polymer resin
  • Great environmentally responsible alternative to conventional polyethylene films for shipping and storage applications

 

From theory to practice

A Czech subsidiary of one of the world’s three largest car manufacturers, selected Eco-Corr Film® as a biodegradable substitute to reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging they use. They tested Eco-Corr Film® as part of their new “green” logistics project aimed at decreasing plastic consumption. Eco-Corr Film® was tested as part of the pilot project of 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. Quality control did not show any damage or traces of corrosion on the components 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 disintegrated in the compost bins. Eco-Corr® successfully replaces conventional plastic films they used previously and provides the same effective corrosion protection. Composted packaging material is being used as soil improver at the plant’s logistics park. Manufacturer was able to cut the amount of conventional plastic packaging in half thus eliminating a significant amount of plastic waste (as much as 500 kg) per month).