Rust Preventive is soybean-based.

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Eco-Line(TM)Long Term Rust Preventive provides universal protection for all metals for up to 1 year. It has a neutral smell, and does not require workers to wear special safety equipment for use. Formulation is VOC free and biodegradable. It combines VpCI technology with film-forming additives. Anti-corrosion chemistry provides protection in atmospheres with high humidity and aggressive chloride attack. Eco-Line is applied by spray, dip, or brush.



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Biodegradable Bean Protects Metals From Rust


Ecoline(TM) Long Term Rust Preventive was developed by Cortec® through intensive research with soybeans. Cortec® chemists focused on the safety and biodegradable aspects available in
conjunction with the lubricity from soybean methyl esters. After a year long effort, an entirely new generation of soybean derivative rust preventives was formulated. The soybean released a fully biodegradable rust preventive that provides universal protection for all metals for up to 1 year. With its greater safety for people and the environment. Ecoline(TM) is the new generation replacement for mineral oil and flammable solvent type rust preventives.

An immediately noticeable difference with the Ecoline(TM) Rust Preventive compared to mineral-oil based rust preventives is odor. Ecoline has a neutral, natural smell compared to the oily
pungent odor that can linger for days from conventional oil-based rust preventives. Ecoline(TM) Rust Preventive does not require workers to wear special safety equipment for use. Because the new formulation is VOC Free and biodegradable, it means that no hazardous storage, disposal procedures or costs are required.

The new soy-based rust preventive offers superior protection compared to most solvent and oil based products. It combines Cortec(R) patented VpCI(TM) technology with film-forming additives. This powerful anti-corrosion chemistry provides effective protection in atmospheres with high humidity and aggressive chloride attack. Parts protected with EcoLine(TM) will withstand the corrosive attack in very humid conditions or in marine environments from saltwater and salt-mist atmospheres.

EcoLine(TM) Rust Preventive can be applied by spray, dip, or brush to a wide variety of parts and components. Because it provides universal protection, EcoLine(TM) is effective for products and assemblies that have multi-metals including steel, copper and aluminum. With its mild nature, it can be used with parts and assemblies that are also made with plastics and "plated" plastic. It offers excellent lubricity for parts that have moving components such as hinges, shafts, keyways or threads such as pipes and connectors.

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