Extinguishes Aerosol Blow Torch Technology
In the early 50s
aerosol technology brought new, innovative ways to apply products
like hair spray, dust removers, and rust preventatives. In the
industrial world, aerosol sprays brought handy spray convenience
and got rid of oily rags and dirty squirt cans. For the adventurous,
aerosols could also provide some Saturday night entertainment.
Whether it was hair spray or rust preventive, the handy Zippo
lighter or simple match met a thrill seekers expectations.
Light the match, press the aerosol button and instant blow torch
with flames up to six feet long.
Aerosol technology seemed
like a good thing, despite its potential blow torch delivery, strong
odor and environmental hazards. The best of todays technology
has gone far beyond what our fathers and mothers used. Cortec®
Corporations Spray Technologies Division has developed new,
safe rust preventives with the same handy convenience of spray can
application. Without the drawbacks of aerosol technology, the new
VCI-377 product provides three times better rust protection.
VCI-377 replaces flammable aerosols. It removes potential fire hazard
with a water-based, biodegradable formulation that acts like a fire
extinguisher in the presence of a flame. In fact, the product doesnt
have enough "fire" power to even warrant "combustible"
on its labeling. With VCI-377, the non-flammable formulation can
be stored anywhere and shipped safely by air. Traditional oil based
flammable products require explosion proof handling for both shipping
The secret of EcoAir®
VCI-377 comes from its unique EcoAir®
delivery system. Using a special EcoPouchTM, this spray
is powered by compressed air. It allows the new, hi-tech formulas
of todays technology to solve old rust problems and take care
of safety, health and environmental concerns. Cortecs EcoAir®
VCI-377 is an environmental innovation. In addition to being water-based
and biodegradable, the entire product including the can is recyclable.
Instead of filling the air with harsh chemicals that can make breathing
difficult, its mild odor is hardly noticeable.
VCI377 protects 2 times better than leading aerosol rust preventive
lubricants. Cortecs VCI®
patented technology delivers corrosion protection for hard-to-reach
areas such as cavities and voids. Rather than a messy, oily residue,
it dries to a thin, clear, film and requires no removal, no clean
up, or hazardous disposal. By providing short and long term protection
for both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, the product allows users
to work with one rust preventative coating for all their protection
Enclosed Photo A
shows the blow torch effect when a conventional aerosol rust preventive
comes near a flame. It also demonstrates how Cortec®
VCI-377 acts like a fire extinguisher and puts out the flame.
Enclosed Photo B
compares the rust protection of water-based Cortec®
VCI-377, conventional water-based rust preventive spray, and a leading
aerosol rust preventive. The steel panels were all treated and tested
according to ASTM D-1748 in a humidity chamber for five days. The
aerosol and conventional water-based spray panels showed rust after
24 hours and progressively increased. EcoAir®
VCI-377 remained rust free.