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ZERUST® Natur-VCI® Film

The ZERUST®/EXCOR® Natur-VCI® series is an internationally certified fully biodegradable and compostable Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) packaging material designed to protect metal components from rust and corrosion during shipment and short-term storage.


  • Certified Compostable
  • Powerful and safe corrosion protection and packaging combined in one step
  • Provides enhanced mechanical performance properties in terms of tensile strength, resistance to tearing, elongation at tear, and puncture resistance in conformity with DIN EN ISO 527-3/2/200 and ASTM D1709/A. In many cases, these properties allow the implementation of thinner films (i.e. 2.3 mil rather than 4 mil), allowing customers to reduce the environmental impact
  • Metals components are ready for use and assembly directly after being taken out of the packaging
Product Description

Product Description

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.”

Carbon Savings

By replacing 100 metric tons (100,000 kg) of conventional polyethylene plastic VCI packaging with Natur-VCI®, the following equivalent environmental benefits are achieved.**

Biodegradable VCI
**WARN MODEL. Source: US EPA Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator (as of September 2019).



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.



ZERUST®/EXCOR® Natur-VCI® Film is a custom product. Contact a ZERUST® account manager for pricing and availability.

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