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ZERUST® Streamlines VCI Packaging to Save Time, Reduce Costs and Improve Corrosion Protection

  • Export Shipment
  • Inventory Storage
  • Long Term Storage
  • Work In Progress


High-volume contract manufacturer


Corrosion prevention for finished parts


Streamline VCI packaging operations and reduce corrosion


ZERUST® ICT®510-CHLD High-Density VCI Film reduces VCI packaging time and cost and provides superior corrosion protection

Reduce Costs VCI
Reduce Costs VCI


A contract manufacturing and packaging house was looking to reduce costs. They were hand-packing thousands of parts daily in VCI Kraft packaging paper and sealing them with tape. Unfortunately, no machines were available to make the process more efficient and compatible with VCI Kraft packaging paper.


ZERUST® representatives analyzed the current system, the materials, and labor costs. As a result, they recommended replacing the VCI Kraft packaging paper with ICT®510-CLHD High-Density VCI Film. ZERUST® VCI packaging films can be used with many packaging machines, including the customer’s existing L-Bar Sealer. Automation decreased labor and material costs and increased the output of wrapped parts per hour. For example, the company found that using ZERUST® packaging film in the L-Bar Sealer tripled production, decreased the company’s cost by 70% and completely controlled the corrosion.

Metal parts protected from rust & corrosion
For Years


Customer Satisfaction


ZERUST® also performed side-by-side testing of the competitors’ VCI packaging paper and the ZERUST® VCI packaging film. The panels packaged in the competitor’s VCI packaging paper showed corrosion after only 3 days in a humidity chamber. The panels packaged in ZERUST® ICT®510-CLHD VCI Film showed no corrosion after 30 days in ASTM D1735 humidity chamber testing. In addition, ZERUST® VCI packaging film is mechanically superior to VCI paper – it is stronger, more difficult to tear, resists breakage at a higher impact force, and stretches to better manage any “stress” imposed on the package.

Contact a ZERUST® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

Reduce Costs with VCI

Using ZERUST® Film in the L-Bar Sealer tripled production, decreased the company’s cost by 70% and completely controlled corrosion.
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