Reinforced Concrete Structures

Corrosion of reinforcing steel is the predominant cause of failure in reinforced concrete structures leading to financial losses, safety risks and environmental impact. The understanding of the mechanisms and kinetics of the degradation processes of concrete allows us to improve the design of structures to enhance durability and extend service-life.

Cortec® MCI® Migrating Corrosion Inhibitors

Adding MCI® Corrosion Inhibitors to concrete mixes is a simple, time-proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly method of achieving significant enhancement in durability. MCI®-2005 is a USDA-certified biobiased amine carboxylate inhibitor which meets the requirements of ASTM C1582 Standard Specification for Admixtures to Inhibit Chloride-Induced Corrosion of Reinforcing Steel in Concrete. MCI®-2005 widely used in the aggressive Gulf environment which combines high humidity with high temperatures and salinity. For more information on Mitigating Corrosion Inhibitors (MCI®) please read the whitepaper Corrosion in Reinforced Concrete Structures