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Solutions to Corrosion

for Industrial Water Applications

Cortec® is here to help deliver practical, effective corrosion solutions for your water treatment needs!

Asset Preservation

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Corrosion is a constant threat to the integrity and reliability of every industrial asset such as boiler, closed loop, and evaporative cooling water systems. Proper preservation of these assets during layup is critical to ensuring long service life and smooth operations when bringing the equipment back online. Cortec’s highly effective corrosion solutions help keep your assets in good condition while minimizing downtime and labor costs.


Cortec® has revolutionized the protection of boilers, eliminating the need for labor intense applications of silica gel, quicklime, and nitrogen blanketing.

Closed Loops

Cortec® offers excellent options for protecting closed loop systems with a range of high and low temperature heat exchange fluids.

Cooling Water

Cortec® offers solutions that are easy to add to a system, dissolve, and circulate through, leaving behind a protective barrier against corrosion.


Formulators can choose from corrosion inhibitor, defoamer, or anti-scalant agents to add the desired characteristics to their own ready-to-use products.


Wet or dry layup across multiple assets (boilers, closed loops, and cooling systems), as well as specialty products for ballast tanks, low pH systems, and more!

Short-Term/Long-Term Layup

Whether your equipment will be offline for two weeks or two years, Cortec® offers outstanding layup strategies for keeping your equipment corrosion-free and making it easy to bring back into operation. Many of Cortec’s products contain Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors that offer multi-phase protection—forming a self-replenishing molecular barrier below the surface of the water, in void spaces above water, and at the air-water interface. This allows the flexibility of protection in either dry or wet layup—for the long-term, on standby, and sometimes even during operation.

Safer, Simpler Alternatives

Cortec® offers a wide range of corrosion solutions that are much safer and/or simpler to use compared to standard protection methods. With Cortec® strategies, you can replace the cumbersome use of desiccants and avoid the hazards associated with nitrogen blanketing and hydrazine. Cortec’s broad range of organic corrosion inhibitors are also generally easier to discharge into municipal wastewater systems than traditional inorganic inhibitors that do not biodegrade. Cortec® water chemistry allows you to replace nitrites, molybdates, phosphonates, and phosphates.

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Why choose Cortec®?

Cortec® is a global leader in developing corrosion inhibitor technologies.  We deliver innovative, effective corrosion solutions not available elsewhere.

Cortec® provides corrosion solutions that are much safer and/or simpler than traditional methods. We can help protect your assets whether it is for the short term or the long haul!

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environmental care


Did you know that several of Cortec’s water treatments are USDA Certified Biobased Products?

• EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover contains 100% USDA Certified Biobased Content

• VpCI®-645 contains 93% USDA Certified Biobased Content

• M-605 PS contains 98% USDA Certified Biobased Content

These three products allow you to employ renewable materials while fighting scale and the corrosiveness of seawater, brine, and deicing fluids!

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