EcoCortec Launches the First Compostable Electrostatic Dissipating Anti-Corrosion Film in the World
EcoCortec by Cortec has launched Eco-Corr Film ESD, biodegradable, compostable static dissipative films and bags powered by "Nano" VpCI.
The latest film technology by EcoCortec®, Cortec's European plant, is the world's first Eco-Corr Film® ESD, high performance anti-static, corrosion inhibiting films and bags for electronics, telecommunications, packaging, and electric car industries.
In anticipation of new EU regulations penalizing sales of non-recyclable plastic packaging materials, EcoCortec® now offers a commercially compostable alternative to conventional polyethylene electrostatic dissipating (ESD) films, for those industries seeking environmentally friendly packaging solutions.
How it worksEco-Corr Film® ESD products are designed for use in the protection of static sensitive multi-metal items such as electronics. The film contains permanent anti-static properties to immediately reduce or eliminate static buildup as long as the films or bags are in use, independent of the presence of humidity.
Eco-Corr Film® ESD forms a molecular corrosion inhibiting layer on metal substrates and does not interfere with the physical or chemical properties of electronic components. The film and bags replace conventional rust preventatives such as oils and desiccants and allow the film to be used immediately without cleaning or degreasing.
Eco-Corr Film® is commercially compostable, meaning that when the film is placed in a typical commercial composting environment it will disintegrate within months. The exact time is dependent upon the conditions and activity of the disposal environment (temperature, soil quality, activity of microorganisms). Eco-Corr Film® ESD is shelf stable and will not break down prematurely until disposed of in a proper composting environment.
Features of Eco-Corr Film® ESD
- Contains Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitors (VpCI®) to protect void spaces and recessed areas
- Contains permanent anti-static agent
- Does not affect optical properties
- Does not affect plastics used in electronics industry
- Does not contain free amines or harmful Prop 65 ingredients
- Commercially compostable packaging film that provides contact, barrier, and vapor corrosion inhibition
- Meets NACE TM0208-2008 standard for corrosion protection
- Meets German TL-8135-002 standard for corrosion protection
- Complete replacement for non-degradable and inferior blend films
- Static decay rate conformance to MIL-PRF-81705D
- No ill effects on solderability of PCB, meeting the requirements of IPC-JSTD-003C, Am1 (Edge Dip Solderability Tests)
Eco-Corr Film® ESD in actionAs we reported in September, a Czech subsidiary of one of the world's three largest car manufacturers, selected and tested Eco-Corr Film® as a biodegradable substitute to reduce the amount of conventional plastic packaging they use.
Eco-Corr Film® was tested as part of the pilot project of packaging car parts for shipment to their plant in Pune, India. Several tests were conducted for compliance with strict conditions for transport in sea containers. Quality control did not show any damage or traces of corrosion on the components wrapped in Eco-Corr Film® upon arrival in India.
In order to test if the film were able to be composted according to plan, the staff-built compost bins near the plant. After six months, the foils had largely disintegrated in the compost bins, helping them to eliminate plastic waste. Eco-Corr Film® successfully replaces conventional plastic films they used previously and provides the same effective corrosion protection.
Composted packaging material will be used as soil improver at the plant's logistics park. Manufacturer was able to cut the amount of conventional plastic packaging in half thus eliminating a significant amount of plastic waste (as much as 500 kg/1102 lbs per month).
21 January 2021