Croatian manufacturer of corrosion protection films CorteCros has invested over €1.3m in expanding its production capacity in Split, southwestern Croatia.
The investment involved adding a new manufacturing facility and laboratory, to increase capacity by 125%, and expanding the warehousing unit, the company said in a statement to PNE.
Equipped with “modern instruments and EU-compliant perform testing”, the facility will be manufacturing VpCI/MCI films compliant to the European Union’s registration, evaluation,authorisation and restriction of chemicals (REACH) regulations.
CorteCros’s VpCI films are for protection of large equipment for export shipping, stretch wrapping of steel coils, packaging of highly sensitive electrical components, as well as shrink wrapping of new vehicles and equipment.
The company’s patented vapor phase inhibitor technology (VpCI) stops corrosion by generating protective molecules having an affinity to metal.
When in contact with metal, VpCI molecules condense to form a water repellent monomolecular layer on the metal surface, stopping the flow between the cathode and anode (electrolyte).
The company’s patented MCI (migrating corrosion inhibitor) technology protects reinforcing metal in concrete from corrosion.
Applications include in protecting rebar in deteriorating concrete, which can help extend the service life of new and existing structures by proactively delaying the onset of corrosion.