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MCI 2020 .... to help firms extend the service life of concrete structures.

MCI 2020 .... to help firms extend the service life of concrete structures.

Cortec rolls out new organic corrosion inhibitor


US-based anticorrosion specialist Cortec Corporation has launched a new organic, surface applied, migrating corrosion inhibitor (MCI) designed to penetrate through cementitious materials including concrete, mortar, and limestone.

The new all powerful-MCI 2020 will help the companies extend the service life of concrete structures to the maximum, said the statement from Cortec.

It migrates in both liquid and vapor (gas) phases through the pore structure, forming a protective, molecular layer on embedded reinforcement and allowing vapour diffusion.

MCI 2020 provides strong corrosion protection against carbonation, chlorides, and other contaminants and will migrate independent of orientation (horizontal, vertical or overhead up to 8 cm (3 inches) in 30 days.

Water-based, non-flammable MCI 2020 also offers engineers, owners, contractors, DoTs, and other government agencies a time proven, corrosion inhibiting technology that will significantly extend the service life of their reinforced concrete structures.

A leader in innovative corrosion control technologies for packaging, metalworking, construction, electronics, water treatment and oil and gas industries, Cortec said the MCI 2020 can be applied to new concrete or used for rehabilitation and will not delay construction or increase costs.

Unlike standard inorganic inhibitors it does not have to come in contact with the reinforcing steel upon application, it added.

MCI 2020 is considered ambiodic (mixed) which means it protects both anodic and cathodic areas within a corrosion cell.

It contains a synergistic blend of amino-alcohols and salts of carboxylic acids which form a protective layer on embedded reinforcement delaying the onset of corrosion as well as reducing existing corrosion rates, said the company in a statement.

Cortec said the MCI 2020 is recommended for: preventative maintenance of existing reinforced, precast, prestressed, post-tensioned, or marine concrete structures , bridges, highways, and industrial floors exposed to aggressive environments (chemicals, deicing salts, carbonation, atmospheric attack), parking garages, concrete piers, dams, offshore platforms, piles, pillars, pipes, utility poles, cooling towers and concrete potable water structures.

It is also an important component of Cortec’s High Performance Repair System, it added.-TradeArabia News Service

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