Cortec Corporation celebrates 40 years of fighting corrosion
When US company Cortec produced its first shipment of 1200 vapour corrosion inhibitor emitters in a garage in 1977, it would have been difficult to envision subsequent growth into the multimillion-dollar global enterprise Cortec has become today.
Vapour phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCIs) allow clean, dry, more environmentally friendly methods of corrosion protection for multi-metals. At a time most companies still relied on inorganic chemistries, Cortec established its first groundbreaking technological platform of organic corrosion inhibiting chemistries. From there, Cortec grew to its second technological platform of biodegradable and biobased building blocks and now holds a portfolio of over 20 USDA certified biobased products.
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, in 2011 and the subsequent inception of Cortec Biotechnology Campus (CBC) in Sarasota, Florida. By integrating state-of-the-art biotechnology, Cortec now offers natural biological products that are used in countless applications globally.
By Jake Frith
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