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For decades, Cortec® Corporation has been a leader in the development of corrosion protection and packaging technologies that minimize environmental impact. Cortec® has expanded its long line of commercially compostable film technologies and recently brought plastic packaging to a new level by formulating EcoStretch ™ with Nano VpCI®: the world’s first commercially compostable, corrosion-inhibiting stretch film!

This revolutionary machine-quality stretch film combines commercially available compostable resins with vapor-phase corrosion inhibitor technology (VpCI®) to protect several types of metal from corrosion, including aluminum, galvanized steel, carbon steel, silicon steel, stainless steel, copper, brass and cast iron. EcoStretch ™ meets the ASTM D6400 standard for commercial composting * and can avoid duties, fines and tip fees in areas where polyethylene is banned or restricted. It’s perfect for stretch wrapping metal equipment or components that need to be kept rust-free while minimizing the environmental impact of traditional plastic packaging.

EcoStretch ™ has many exciting uses for storing or shipping metals:

  • Bundling of metal parts
  • Palletizing of metal equipment
  • Packaging of steel coils

Workers can easily swap EcoStretch ™ on existing stretch wrappers and use them as normal, increasing tension as needed, as EcoStretch ™ is highly elastic. The self-adhesive film bonds each layer to itself for added strength. Once the metals are wrapped, EcoStretch ™ provides contact, barrier and vapor-phase corrosion protection while helping to keep dust, dirt and moisture out of inventory. EcoStretch ™ is storage and curb stable and will maintain its integrity until properly disposed of. After use, the EcoStretch ™ can be sent to a commercial composting facility to be converted into a soil improvement for future use, rather than increasing plastic build-up in landfills or, worse, in the environment. There are countless industries that can benefit from this:

  • Home appliance industry
  • Automotive industry
  • Electronics industry
  • Energy industry
  • Engine and turbine industry
  • Shipping industry
  • manufacturing industry
  • Mining industry
  • Structural steel industry
  • Pipe and pipe industry

Laboratory compostability study according to ASTM D6400 and EN 13432
With increasing pollution concerns and tightening restrictions on the use of plastics, EcoStretch ™ becomes available at a critical time when the industry is looking for new options that meet their packaging needs while improving their environmental footprint. EcoStretch ™ also offers a commercially compostable stretch film with additional corrosion-inhibiting advantages for single-stage stretch wrapping and the corrosion protection of metals. This is ideal for industries that need to further stretch and protect their goods, but are also looking for new initiatives to improve their environmental footprint. EcoStretch ™ is available for the worldwide distribution of Cortec® Advanced Films (Cambridge, Minnesota) in North America and EcoCortec® (Beli Manastir, Croatia) in Europe. Contact Cortec® today for more information on this commercially compostable, corrosion-inhibiting stretch film technology:

* This product is intended to be composted in a commercial composting facility operated in accordance with best management practices. Check locally whether your community has such a facility and whether they accept this product. Not suitable for backyard composting.

About Cortec® Corporation:

Cortec® Corporation is a global leader in innovative, environmentally compatible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion protection technologies for the packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment, oil and gas, and other industries. Our relentless commitment to sustainability, quality, service and support is unmatched in the industry. Cortec® is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and manufactures over 400 products that are sold worldwide. ISO 9001, ISO 14001: 2004 and ISO 17025 certified. Cortec website:


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