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Electronic Rust Prevention

Electrical components and equipment are susceptible to corrosion during operation, storage, and shipment, as variations in temperature and relative humidity over time can cause condensation along the connections. This condensation results in corrosion that causes system reliability issues, system malfunction, and intermittent connection errors, leading to production stoppages and safety hazards.

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ZERUST® corrosion inhibiting packaging products, VCI Diffusers & Emitters, and Axxanol 718-ESS are all cost-effective ways of protecting electronic components and equipment from the destructive effects of corrosion during storage, shipment, and operation. Beginning with the invention of Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) film, ZERUST® has led the market in quality corrosion solution products. Furthermore, we dedicate ourselves to providing expert corrosion management services and further adding solutions for our customers. In addition, ZERUST® users have access to on-site support from ZERUST®/EXCOR® representatives in more than 70 countries. As a result, our customers have peace of mind when they choose ZERUST® for Electronic Rust Prevention.

ZERUST® Corrosion Inhibiting Packaging Products for Electronic Rust Prevention 

ZERUST® ICT®520-CB1 Anti-Tarnish Scavenger Film contains ZERUST® acid-gas scavengers that protect silver and yellow metals against oxidation and tarnish caused by acid gas environments. Use ZERUST® ICT®520-CB1 to protect silver items, copper wiring, and electronic components from corrosion during shipping, storage, and work-in-progress.

ZERUST® ICT®510-ATS Anti-Static VCI Film impregnated with anti-static additives and Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor (VCI), thereby providing cost-effective and versatile protection for electronics and electrical components against electrostatic discharge and corrosion damage. Use ZERUST® ICT®510-ATS to protect ferrous, aluminum, brass, copper, and zinc surfaces during shipping, storage, and work-in-progress.

ZERUST® ICT®510-C Multimetal VCI Film provides cost-effective and versatile protection against corrosion damage for ferrous and non-ferrous metals in shipping and storage. Emitting safe, invisible VCI vapors, it protects electronic components and equipment against rust, with the flexibility of various packaging formats.

ZERUST® VCI Diffusers & Emitters for Electronic Rust Prevention 

Vapor Capsules are portable capsules that contain patented ZERUST® VCI technology. Use Vapor Capsules to protect metals in hard-to-reach areas of control panels, electrical cabinets, and other enclosed spaces during storage, shipment, and operation. 

ZAK-M22 Vapor Capsule is a portable VCI capsule containing proven ZERUST® VCI, used to protect metals in hard-to-reach areas of control panels, electrical cabinets, and other enclosed spaces, even when they are in operation. Additionally, each capsule has a unique serial number and QR code printed on the label. This feature, used along with the ZERUST® ZAP App, allows the user to be notified of the initial installation location and replacement schedule. Visit www.zerust.com/resources/apps for more information or to download the App.

ActivDri™ Packets are patent-pending, economical, effective, and easy-to-use dual-action, moisture control vapor corrosion inhibitor (VCI) sachet products. ActivDri™ Corrosion Prevention and Moisture Control Packets protect against environmental contaminants and humidity that aggressively corrode metal parts, components, electronics, and electrical components/equipment during operation, shipping, and storage.

ICT® Plastabs® are thin, light, rigid polyethylene VCI emitter plastic tabs made with ZERUST® VCI. They are used to protect critical surfaces within narrow or hard-to-reach areas of electronics or equipment parts. Additionally, the .75” x .75” size has an optional peel-adhesive backing that can be affixed to most surfaces.

ActivTab™(LS) are small, compressed flash corrosion VCI tablets that provide superior corrosion protection for freshly worked metal surfaces and metal items in small or hard-to-reach areas of enclosures, such as electronic cabinets. ActivTab™(LS) VCI Tablets work fast to protect ferrous metals and aluminum against flash corrosion in a sealed enclosure. Additionally, ActivTab™(LS) protects yellow metals such as copper and brass when used as instructed. However, do not place in direct contact, and test before use.

ActivCapsule™ FAC1-1(S) is a drop-in capsule containing proven ZERUST® VCI.  It is used as a Flash-Corrosion Prevention product to protect metals from corrosion in hard-to-reach areas in almost any enclosure. ActivCapsule™ FAC1-1(s) works fast to provide flash-corrosion prevention for aluminum and protects ferrous metals in a sealed enclosure. Additionally, ActivCapsule™ FAC1-1(s) protects yellow metals such as copper and brass when used as instructed.

Cor Tab® VCI Tablets are compressed drop-in VCI tablets that provide superior corrosion protection for metal surfaces and metal items in small or hard-to-reach areas of enclosures, such as electronic instruments and computer parts. Cor Tab® VCI Tablets protect ferrous and non-ferrous metals from corrosion in a sealed enclosure.

ZERUST® Rust Preventatives for Electronics

Axxanol™ 718-ESS is a multimetal electrical corrosion inhibitor spray designed for challenging environments with acid gas vapors and humidity. ZERUST® Axxanol™ 718-ESS leaves a thin, water-displacing, non-staining, non-hardening, soft film. Axxanol™ 718-ESS can be used to protect electronic components, electric cabinets, junction boxes, and all types of metallic sliding parts to provide corrosion protection and lubrication. Easy to use, suited for in-service use, and intended for indoor and short-term outdoor protection and lubrication.

  • ZERUST® VCI does not affect the functionality of circuitry, electrical contacts, or resistivity
  • ZERUST® VCI is not harmful to printed circuit boards and sensitive ICs
  • ZERUST® VCI does not leave galvanic effects, conductive residues, or surface changes
  • Vapor Capsules offer clean, dry, odorless, and invisible corrosion-inhibiting technology  for Electronic Rust Prevention 
  • Vapor Capsules VCI protective layer dissipates into the atmosphere after the product is removed
  • ActivDri™ Packets effectively mitigate corrosion issues through a dual mechanism of desiccation and VCI emission
  • ActivDri™ Packets prevent moisture condensation
  • ActivDri™ Packets prevent sulfur corrosion in high-humidity environments that contain SOx
  • 718-ESS leaves a thin, non-hardening, clear coating on surfaces
  • 718-ESS offers good water displacement characteristics
  • 718-ESS offers good acid gases, salt spray, and humidity resistance
  • Analysis of compatibility for any ZERUST® products can be arranged by a local ZERUST® representative using recognized test procedures
  • ZERUST® VCI is safe for personnel use