Czech subsidiary of one of the world’s three largest car manufacturers, began looking for a biodegradable packaging substitute to reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging they use.
As global companies are becoming more environmentally responsible and supporting a circular economy, renowned car manufacturer decided to test Cortec’s Eco-Corr Film® as part of their new “green” logistics project aimed at decreasing plastic consumption. “Green” packaging alternative Eco-Corr Film® is used for transport of automotive engines from their manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic to India where the film is then composted. Consumption and disposal of plastics is unfortunately one of the biggest ecological problems globally. Cortec® Corporation, leader in corrosion protection solutions, has dedicated years of its research to develop “green,” sustainable alternatives to conventional polyethylene films. One of its pioneer solutions is Eco-Corr Film®, a biodegradable corrosion inhibiting film that contains Cortec’s proprietary VpCI® Technology and provides excellent contact, barrier, and vapor-phase corrosion protection for ferrous and non-ferrous metals. Eco-Corr Film® will disintegrate within months in a commercial composting environment. The exact time for films to biodegrade is dependent upon the conditions and activity of the disposal environment (temperature, soil quality, activity of microorganisms). The film is shelf stable and will not break down prematurely until disposed of in a proper composting environment. It is compostable and compliant to ASTM D6400.