Cortec Launches New MCI-2040 Repair Mortar

Dec 19, 2022 | News

Sustainability has become a buzzword in today’s construction market, with practical implications for building owners as well as the environment. Engineers are looking for ways to make buildings last longer to meet increasing service life demands and preserve an ageing infrastructure. However, in spite of the strength of concrete as a durable building material, repairs are an inevitable part of the concrete lifecycle. The good news is that the proper use of MCI Technology to mitigate concrete corrosion can help concrete structures and repairs last longer, ideally lengthening intervals between repairs and thus saving substantial time, labour, and money.

Technology breakthrough for migrating corrosion inhibitors

Through extensive research and development, Cortec Corporation has launched its new, improved MCI-2040 smart repair mortar, a high-performance industrial protective vertical/overhead smart paste filling.

This is another component of Cortec’s High-Performance Repair System (HPRS), which helps concrete repairs last longer by inhibiting corrosion and reducing the risk of the insidious ring-anode effect.

With MCI-2040, Cortec has extended the protective qualities of MCI-2041 (horizontal repair mortar) to vertical and overhead surfaces, giving concrete contractors an MCI service and repair mortar for any angle.

Concrete rendering and repair work

Extending the service life of most structures

MCI-2040 is a single-component, fast-setting, high-strength, cement-based repair mortar that is enhanced with Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCIs). MCI-2040 offers corrosion protection to reinforcing metals both in the patch and in the surrounding areas. MCIs in the concrete repair mortar penetrate the substrate and even out corrosion potentials between patched areas and nearby concrete. This slows down the ring-anode/halo effect in the surrounding concrete. Once applied and hardened, MCI-2040 provides a high level of adhesion and durability as well as resistance to water and carbonation attack. This increases the quality and extends the service life of the repair and surrounding structure.

The high-strength, cement-based repair mortar MCI-2040 is an easy-to-handle patching material for fast-paced repair jobs. It offers a quick turnaround due to high early strength and can be applied like normal repair mortars but without the need for bonding agents. It is specifically designed for vertical and overhead repairs, greatly increasing the potential use and offers enhanced flexibility for contractors.

Possible applications for MCI-2040 include the following:

  • Undersides of bridge decks
  • Parking ramps
  • Balconies
  • Ramps
  • Concrete columns
  • Retaining walls
  • Building facades
  • Soffits.

Renewing corrosion damages on arch and pillars of concrete bridge Maslenica, Croatia

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