Corrosion inhibitors gain popularity

Corrosion inhibitors gain popularitySteel corrosion inhibitor technology was used in the construction of the Burj Khalifa. (Image source: chusico/Flickr)Cortec has announced that its Migrating Corrosion Inhibitor (MCI) product, which reportedly lengthens the service life of concrete structures, is gaining popularity throughout the Middle East


The steel corrosion inhibitor, which has been used on the Burj Khalifa, fights corrosion brought on by the humidity, high temperatures and extreme salinity customary to the Middle East, Cortec said.

According to the company, MCI has verified efficiency in both lab testing and field monitoring and its admixtures are dosed at low levels to grant corrosion protection with insignificant effect on concrete properties.

MCI molecules drift towards steel reinforcement and form a monomolecular layer that passivates the surface. Most importantly, the product is effective even in fractured concrete, Cortec explained.

The product range for repair applications includes surface-applied, injectable and powder products that are effective at extending the service life of old structures. MCI technology is founded on amine carboxylate chemistry that is USDA-certified to be biobased and is a sustainable technology consequential from renewable natural resources, the company said.

Cortec inaugurated its regional office in the UAE in 2013 with support offices in Jordan and Saudi Arabia where specialists offer engineers advice and guidance about corrosion protection.

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