Cortec Expanding European Anticorrosion Plant


Corrosion-prevention company Cortec Corporation recently announced plans to expand its EcoCortec plant in Croatia by investing in a new polymer processing plant. According to an emailed release, the company purchased a new 1,000 square meter facility that will include its VpCl masterbatch product and new reprocessing equipment for recycling waste into new materials.

Cortec reports that this method will result in minimizing the disposal of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, in addition to reducing energy usage and air and water pollution.

“EcoCortec’s team is continuing its path of developing environmentally friendly corrosion protection films by utilizing latest green manufacturing technologies,” wrote the company.

The new plant will reportedly be divided into two production facilities with warehouses for raw materials and finished goods, including:

  • Compounding and masterbatch production, featuring a “state-of-the-art, high performance” compounding extruder designed for processing biopolymers on a global scale; and
  • Regranulation facility, a recycling line that will set new standards in recycling of materials that are difficult to process such as heavily printed films and very moist material.

Additionally, the company also recently purchased a new blown film extrusion line for production of patented biodegradable ESD films for the electric vehicles market. A new back on roll (BOR) making machine was also installed, with plans to expand capabilities and enable a wider range of products in more dimensions.

The new polymer process plant is anticipated to open in November of this year.


Tagged categories: Asia Pacific; Business conditions; Business matters; Business operations; Coating Materials; Coatings raw materials manufacturers; Cortec; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Expansion; Latin America; North America; Polymers; Program/Project Management; Raw materials; Z-Continents

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