United States-based Cortec Corp. has announced the expansion of its EcoCortec plant in Croatia. The company describes EcoCortec as an environmentally safe vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) anti-corrosion film and bags material.
The Croatian plant’s management is now investing in a new polymer processing plant to be located near the existing facility. The “new investment will incorporate all the principles of the circular economy,” Cortec says.
The new 10,600-square-foot facility, scheduled to open this November, will include new reprocessing equipment to recycle scrap into new VCI material. “This will result in minimizing the disposal of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials as well as energy usage,” the company states.
Cortec says its planned regranulation facility “will set new standards in recycling materials that are difficult to process, such as heavily printed films and very moist material.”
The company says it also has purchased a new blown film extrusion line to produce biodegradable electrostatic dissipative (ESD) films for the electric vehicles (EV) market.
EcoCortec anticorrosion films, bags and papers are used to protect metal parts and equipment from corrosion.