/ News / Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover from Cortec Contains 100% USDA Certified Biobased Content

Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover from Cortec Contains 100% USDA Certified Biobased Content

Parul Dubey on August 4, 2017 - in News, Products

Cortec’s EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover is now a USDA Certified Biobased Product! As such, it is third party certified to contain 100% USDA certified biobased content. It also exceeds minimum USDA certified biobased content requirements for metal cleaners and corrosion removers qualified for federal purchasing under the USDA BioPreferred® Program.

Created in 2002 and reauthorized and expanded in 2014, the USDA BioPreferred® Program encourages the purchase and use of biobased products made from renewable resources. The USDA BioPreferred® Program has identified 97 categories of products required to have a minimum biobased content when purchased by federal agencies and contractors. The program also carries a voluntary labeling initiative that helps consumers identify biobased products more easily through the use of the USDA Certified Biobased Product label, which requires third-party verification of the product’s biobased content. EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover now meets requirements for both aspects of the USDA BioPreferred® Program.

In addition to its biobased qualifications, EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale Remover is effective and easy to use. It is the fastest acting product on the market for dissolving heavy scale, corrosion, and naturally occurring oxides off metals. This is important for improving flow in scale-obstructed water or drainage pipes and improving heat-transfer efficiency on heat-exchanger equipment by creating clean surfaces. Powerful corrosion inhibitors contained in the scale remover also protect treated metals from flash rust.

EcoClean® Scale Remover is safe to use with multiple metals:

  • Iron
  • Carbon Steel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Copper
  • Aluminum
  • Magnesium
  • Various Alloys


EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale Remover can be easily applied in a water-soluble pouch form that will dissolve and release the non-toxic scale remover upon entry into the water. This is particularly convenient for circulating systems, as in many heat-exchanger or pipe systems, since the product can be circulated to clean hard-to-reach areas without costly equipment dismantling. EcoClean® also saves on labor by reducing the cost of surface preparation. The product is easily biodegradable and safe and easy to dispose.

By using renewable resources to make a 100% biobased product, Cortec® has created a simple, effective, and environmentally friendly way to preserve the quality of water systems and help them run at greater efficiency. Now as an official USDA Certified Biobased Product, EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover is an even more attractive choice for all your descaling and de-rusting needs.

EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover is also available in an easy-to-ship powder form and a ready-to-use liquid form.  To learn more about EcoClean® Biodegradable Scale and Rust Remover powered by Nano VpCI®, please visit:



For more information about the USDA BioPreferred Program, go to: http://www.biopreferred.gov

Cortec® Corporation is the global leader in innovative, environmentally responsible VpCI® and MCI® corrosion control technologies for Packaging, Metalworking, Construction, Electronics, Water Treatment, Oil & Gas, and other industries.  Our relentless dedication to sustainability, quality, service, and support is unmatched in the industry. Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Cortec® manufactures over 400 products distributed worldwide.  ISO 9001, ISO 14001:2004, & ISO 17025 Certified. Cortec Website: http://www.cortecvci.com Phone: 1-800-426-7832   FAX: (651) 429-1122



Comments are disabled