February 20, 2003

NEW PRODUCT RELEASE

Restore Paint Finishes On Rusty Metal

Painted rusty metal surfaces have now met their match with BULLFROG® Rustorer. It provides an enhanced rust converter and paint primer that is effective for tough conditions including exposure to high humidly and sea water.

Rustorer penetrates through rust to the bottom of the metal surface and converts it to a passive hydrophobic layer. Its patented, high performance VpCITM (Vapor phase Corrosion Inhibitor) technology creates a protective, molecular umbrella that seals out the air and moisture that causes corrosion. This unique dual action stops rust from the bottom up as well as the top down. Rustorer can be top coated with water-base paints, epoxies, and moisture cure urethanes. It provides a long lasting bond that keeps painted metal surfaces looking beautiful for years.

BULLFROG® Rustorer is easy to use. It can be applied on dry or damp surfaces with a brush or roller. It can even be used in situations where proper cleaning is difficult or impossible. The product can be used to restore the beauty of metal lawn and patio furniture, architectural railings and grillwork for windows, doors, and walkways. For lawn and garden equipment, bikes, and pick-ups, it provides a tough bond that inhibits further corrosion and helps keep paint from flaking and chipping.

Different than popular metal preps based on chemistry from 50 years ago, BULLFROG® Rustorer employs Cortec’s advanced, green chemistry. It provides an environmentally friendly, water-base formulation that is non-flammable and non-toxic without the use of solvents, tannic or phosphoric acid. This means BULLFROG® Rustorer can be used in areas with sensitive environmental and safety concerns. It’s easier on the environment and easier on people. Like all BULLFROG® products, Rustorer is safer for the pond we live in.

Company Description: BULLFROG® Brand Products are manufactured by Cortec® Corporation. The company is a pioneer in environmentally friendly packaging, metalworking, cleaning, water treatment and metal protection technologies. Located in White Bear Lake, Minnesota. ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified, they manufacture over 300 products in five plants located in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Cortec is a global supplier of innovative and environmentally friendly specialty chemicals, plastics and coated papers.