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Cortec® Corporation is pleased present powerful EcoShield® VpCI®-380 topcoat for industrial painters. EcoShield® VpCI®-380 is a fast drying, water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system that can be applied direct to metal and provides corrosion protection and weatherability on metals in harsh outdoor environments. Whether for coating railcars, structural steel, or assembly line parts, EcoShield® VpCI®-380 is an outstanding water-based outdoor protective coatings option from Cortec’s portfolio of Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings.

As a water-based fluoropolymer modified acrylic one-coat system, EcoShield® VpCI®-380 has many special advantages for protection in challenging environments. With excellent UV resistance (color and gloss retention), it gives optimal outdoor performance without cracking or chipping upon prolonged exposure to sunlight. Its hardness (H-2H Pencil Hardness), moisture resistance, and fast-dry properties make it an excellent choice for air-dry/force-dry industrial finishes. EcoShield® VpCI®-380 also exhibits good corrosion protection, having passed more than 1,000 hours in ASTM B117 salt spray conditions and ASTM D1748 humidity conditions at 4.0-4.5 mils (100-112.5 µm) DFT.

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EcoShield® VpCI®-380 can be applied direct to metal (DTM) on carbon steel and top-coated over a wash primer (e.g., VpCI®-373 Green) on stainless steel, galvanized steel, and aluminum. It shows excellent 5B adhesion and even adheres well to some engineered plastics for greater versatility. It is thixotropic and exhibits alkyd-like gloss, flow, and leveling properties with good resistance to sag. It can be tinted to most custom colors and has a VOC of 1.6 lbs/gal (192 g/L).

The possible applications for EcoShield® VpCI®-380 are endless. Originally designed for the railcar industry, the most obvious use of EcoShield® VpCI®-380 is to coat railcars or shipping containers for protection against corrosion and the elements. However, it also makes an excellent choice for mass-produced parts needing to be force-dried with a high durability, high gloss coating for outdoor use. Structural steel, tanks, and any other metal equipment that will sit exposed to harsh conditions outdoors are good candidates, as well—particularly for anyone desiring a water-based, Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings alternative to solvent-based, zinc rich coatings. Those in the following industrial painting markets should especially take note:

  • Railways
  • Refineries
  • Power plants
  • OEMs
  • Heavy equipment users
  • Outdoor storage yards

Whether industries need a protective coating that adheres well to a metal roof, that does not sag on the side of a railcar, or that resists cracking on equipment stored outdoors, EcoShield® VpCI®-380 is an outstanding water-based Micro-Corrosion Inhibiting Coatings option for good weatherability and corrosion protection in harsh outdoor environments. Be sure to take advantage of this coating for your next outdoor metals painting project and learn more here:!

Contact Cortec® directly for further assistance selecting the right coating for your application:

Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries.  Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide.  ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified. Cortec Website: Phone: 1-800-426-7832   FAX: (651) 429-1122

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2015-10-19 083645VpCI®-426 Descaler/Rust Remover enhanced with Nano-VpCI® is a water-based, heavy duty rust remover available in the form of liquid, powder and gel. Innovative and economical rust remover is designed to remove corrosion, scale and naturally occurring oxides from iron, carbon and stainless steel, copper, aluminum, magnesium and their alloys. This non-polluting product when compared to other industrial products eliminates and reduces virtually all waste disposal problems.

VpCI®-426 Descaler/Rust Remover brightens magnesium and aluminum, leaving a shiny surface that provides long-term corrosion protection. This water-based liquid is also excellent at removing calcium carbonate and sulfate. The product is so safe that it can be used for household tasks. VpCI®-426 Descaler/Rust Remover stays in place on vertical and difficult to treat surfaces where corrosion is heavy, allowing extra time for VpCI®-426 to remove corrosion from the metal surface. This non-toxic, nitrite free rust remover has increased performance over equivalent products while significantly reduces costs of surface preparation. It can be used in areas that cannot be sandblasted or cleaned with power tools.

2015-10-19 083703Reliance Power steam & gas turbine generators supplied by GE – USA were lying in the open yard at the port. The packing was damaged, and rust had started forming in many parts of the generators. There was an indefinite delay in carrying out the installation of equipment due to a sudden surge in raw material price. The customer wanted to preserve the costly generators for a minimum of one year. All rust was successfully removed using VpCI®-426 Rust Remover. Cleaning and neutralizing was completed with Cortec’s VpCI®-419 and the generators were wrapped with VpCI®-126 Blue film and covered with Tarpaulin. Based on Cortec® product credentials submitted to customer’s technical team, Cortec® was highly preferred against the competition.

2015-10-19 084203TYPICAL USES/FEATURES

•  Rust remover for ferrous metals.

• Preparation of aluminum surfaces before anodizing, painting, and electroplating.

• Oxide removal of brass, bronze, copper, zinc, magnesium, and magnesium alloys.

•  Brightener for aluminum and copper.

• Scale build-up remover from bathroom tubs, showers, and pipes .

• Household corrosion removal needs.

•  NSN 6850-01-477-4155


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