Zerust Corrosion Solutions

Circle Pines,  MN 
United States
  • Booth: 1353

Proven Solutions from Zerust®, the Original VCI Film Company

Zerust®/Excor® offers a full protective packaging line of VCI films, bags, kraft papers, and diffusers as well as rust preventative liquids and rust removers. Our products are backed by complimentary expert Zerust® service and support. Zerust® is the inventor of VCI poly technology and our proven quality and commitment to safety has been keeping metals corrosion-free during shipping, storage, and operation for almost 50 years. The international network of Zerust®/Excor® technicians are in more than 70 countries and have experience coordinating the packaging requirements of multi-national manufacturers. You will find Zerust® corrosion protection solutions in metalworking facilities automotive and aviation plants, agricultural and oil and gas fields, or in any environment where metals can corrode.

Brands: • Zerust® Volatile Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI) Packaging • Zerust® ActivPak® Flash Corrosion Inhibitor Diffuser • Zerust® Axxaclean™ Rust Removers • Zerust® AxxaVis™ Metalworking Fluid Conditioners • Zerust® Axxanol™ and Axxatec™ Rust Preventative Fluids • Zerust® AxxaCoat™ Wax-based Coatings


  • Zerust® Z-PAK®
    Zerust® Z-PAK® is an economical, effective, and easy-to-use VCI diffuser packet that can be used alone or more typically, with other Zerust® VCI packaging to provide robust temporary corrosion protection for ferrous metals....

  • Zerust® Z-PAK® VCI packets emit a specially formulated VCI chemistry that quickly saturates and lands on metal surfaces located in the enclosure/packaging with the Z-PAK®. This molecular thin, temporary layer of VCI chemistry protects the metal surfaces from corrosion. Since the VCI chemistry is gaseous, hard-to-reach areas of the metal components – such as unobstructed inner surfaces, are also protected from corrosion when a sufficient amount of the VCI chemistry lands on them. Once the metal components leaves the enclosure/packaging, away from the Z-PAK®, the VCI chemistry on the metal surfaces volatilizes into the air. The molecular thin layer of VCI chemistry, even when present, will not affect the physical, chemical, or structural properties of the protected metal surfaces. Your customers can work on, painting, coating, welding, processing, and/or assembling the metal parts immediately upon receiving them at the facility from the shipment/storage.

    Z-PAK® must be used inside an enclosure with limited airflow in order for the product to be effective. A few typical uses of Z- PAK® are:

    • Use together with Zerust® ICT® plastic packaging for more robust corrosion protection – e.g. reduce corrosion risk for highly sensitive metals, provide better VCI diffusion in tightly stacked metal parts inside the packaging, etc.

    • Inside sealed or obstructed voids that the Zerust® ICT® packaging is not able to protect.

    • In enclosures of large equipment, that requires targeted corrosion protection for specific areas.

    Note: Z-PAK® VCI diffuser chemistry is designed to be used for ferrous metal (Carbon Steel, Silicon Steel, Stainless Steel, Cast Iron) surfaces. In certain situations, Z-PAK® may be used for metal components containing limited yellow metal/parts but check with your Zerust® Account Manager before doing so.

  • Zerust® Natur-VCI® Film
    The Zerust® Natur-VCI® series is an internationally certified fully biodegradable and compostable VCI packaging material designed to protect metal components from rust and corrosion during shipment and short-term storage....

  • Zerust® Natur-VCI® products, with a thickness of 60 microns (2.3 mil) or less, pass the NACE Standard TM0208 VCI corrosion protection test to level 3, but also meet international standards for compostable plastics including ASTM D6400, EN 13432, and are certified 100% compostable by TUV Austria.

    End of Life Disposal

    Natur-VCI® film is engineered for safe disposal in a professionally managed composting facility, where the carbon in the film is utilized as a food source by micro-organisms to completely break-down the plastic into humus, water, and CO2. The resulting humus can be used as a natural fertilizer and/or soil amendment in agriculture. Natur-VCI® meets the ASTM D6400 “Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities” and is certified (Cert # TA8012004702) by TUV Austria for the European EN 13432 standard “Packaging – Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation – Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging.”

    After parts* are shipped to the end-user, the Natur-VCI® bags may be reused to collect food scraps at the end user’s facility and sent to their local compost site. Natur-VCI® meets ASTM D6400 and is certified by TUV Austria (Cert # TA8012004702). *Parts cannot be coated with rust preventative oils, unless oil is certified compostable.

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