Cortec’s VpCI-641 Hydrotest Corrosion Inhibitor Earns USDA Certified Biobased Product Label

Date: 08/04/2022

VpCI-641 and VpCI-641 PTSA corrosion inhibitors for hydrotesting and freshwater cooling systems by Cortec have obtained the USDA Certified Biobased Product label.

Cortec Corporation announced that VpCI®-641 and VpCI®-641 PTSA corrosion inhibitors for hydrotesting and freshwater cooling systems have earned the USDA Certified Biobased Product label.

VpCI-641 is a water-based blend of contact and Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors for protection of ferrous and non-ferrous metals (including copper, aluminum, and brass) in industrial waters. It contains 69% USDA certified biobased content and can be used at fairly low concentration levels for greater economy and lower conductivity. It is especially suited to provide corrosion protection during hydrostatic testing and in some cases can be used in closed loop cooling systems filled with fresh water. VpCI-641 PTSA includes a PTSA tracer option that makes it easier to monitor proper concentration for ongoing effectiveness in closed loops and reused hydrotest water. When it comes time for wastewater disposal, VpCI-641 makes the process easier as a biodegradable water treatment product that does not contain nitrite or phosphate inhibitors.

As part of the process to earn USDA Certified Biobased Product labels, VpCI-641 and VpCI-641 PTSA underwent third-party testing to confirm the amount of biobased content displayed on the labels. This verification process is administered through the USDA BioPreferred Program, one of whose goals is to increase the development, purchase, and use of biobased products.

“These products represent Cortec’s commitment to developing technologies that use biodegradable and renewable materials where possible, allowing industries to fight corrosion in an environmentally responsible manner”, stated the company.

"We applaud Cortec Corporation for earning the USDA Certified Biobased Product label," said Vernell Thompson, 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."

The USDA BioPreferred Program includes a mandatory federal purchasing initiative for federal agencies and their contractors, with special biobased purchasing requirements for products in 139 identified categories. VpCI-641/VpCI-641 PTSA surpass minimum biobased content requirements under the Corrosion Preventatives category (53% minimum biobased content). By using these products, federal agencies and contractors can comply with federal purchasing preferences in their everyday product acquisition.