06. Jul 2020

Cortec's BioPad earns USDA certification

Cortec's BioPad earns USDA certification

On March 6th, 2020, BioPad became yet another of Cortec's corrosion solutions to become a USDA Certified Biobased Product. BioPad is now able to display a unique USDA label that highlights its percentage of biobased content.

This is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source, such as plant, animal, marine, or forestry feedstocks. In the case of BioPad, which contains 58% USDA certified biobased content, this includes byproducts of corn processing. By utilizing renewable, biobased materials such as these, companies like Cortec are able to displace the need for non-renewable petroleum-based chemicals.

"We applaud Cortec Corporation for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Kate Lewis, USDA BioPreferred® Program.

"Products from Cortec® Corporation are contributing to an ever-expanding marketplace that adds value to renewable agriculture commodities, creates jobs in rural communities, and decreases our reliance on petroleum."

BioPad is a unique flexible corrosion inhibiting device constructed from biobased non-woven material, providing a sustainable packaging option for corrosion inhibition. Its high VpCI concentration, in combination with its thin design, results in material reduction by up to 94% in comparison to similar polyurethane foam emitting devices.

BioPad is easy to use. Simply placing the correct size BioPad into your package will allow metal items to be protected. Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors infused throughout the non-woven substrate will vaporize and fill the enclosed package or space, forming an invisible protective molecular layer on the metal surfaces. Parts protected with BioPad are always ready for use; no degreasing or coating removal is required; just remove the item from the package and put to use.

BioPad is an excellent complement to VpCI-126 Film where a high density of Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors is needed to quickly saturate the inside of a package. It can be used alone or combined with other materials in countless applications:

• Shipping and storage of auto parts
• In-process protection for crates or racks of gears going in and out of climate-controlled QC labs
• Efficient, no-residue protection for internals of LNG tanks being shipped overseas
• Any enclosed application for metals protection.

With BioPad’s new biobased certification, it is an excellent opportunity for federal agencies and their contractors to take advantage of an effective and efficient corrosion inhibitor solution that falls within the minimum biobased requirements for the mandatory federal purchasing initiative of the USDA BioPreferred Program. 


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