Cortec® becomes a BioPreferred® Programme Champion
In a letter awarding the badge to Cortec®, Andrew Jermolowicz (director of the business development division of the USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service) wrote: “This badge signifies your long-term commitment to using renewable materials, reducing our reliance on petroleum, supporting the bioeconomy, and bettering the planet.”
Cortec® said that, as a company committed to promoting environmental responsibility in the corrosion control sector, it is honoured to receive this commendation.
Cortec® was one of the first 500 companies to earn a USDA Certified Biobased Product label after the voluntary labeling initiative of the USDA BioPreferred® Programme started in 2011. This honour led to the recognition of Cortec® as a USDA BioPreferred® Programme Pioneer in 2021.
Cortec® currently has 40+ USDA Certified Biobased Products and is regularly adding to its certified biobased product portfolio. Some of its most recent label additions cover a biobased corrosion inhibitor for irrigation pipes, a biobased outdoor coating, and a biobased hydrotest additive. Participation in the USDA BioPreferred® Program as a whole now includes more than 1500 companies in the U.S., with participation in 47 countries total.
Since its early days, Cortec® Corporation said it has been on the leading edge of pursuing safer, more environmentally responsible corrosion solutions for end users. As part of its environmental policy the company actively screens and adopts suitable renewable materials that can be used to develop sustainable and biodegradable products.