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ZERUST® ICT® Open Cell VCI Foam Pad

ZERUST®/EXCOR® ICT® Open Cell VCI Foam Emitter Pads are a convenient way to provide added corrosion protection in VCI packaging or an effective way to improve protection in demanding environments and on lightly contaminated parts.



  • Easy to install, economical to use
  • Effectively reduces corrosion even on lightly contaminated metals
  • Provides additional targeted VCI protection
  • Works in plain packaging or as added protection in VCI packaging
Product Description

Product Description

The nitrite and chromate-free foam pads contain proven ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor Technology (VCI). They are pre-cut, flexible, and easy to insert into small spaces, protecting metals in hard-to-reach areas from corrosion in almost any enclosure. Furthermore, ICT® Open Cell Foam Emitter Pads contain a high saturation of VCI, which allows the foam pads to protect more volume and surface area of densely packed and intricate parts. Additionally, the VCI foam emitter may darken when used with VCI film, but color change does not affect product performance.

Open Cell VCI Foam Emitter Pads diffuse invisible, odorless, and non-toxic ZERUST® VCI molecules. As a result, these VCI molecules settle onto exposed metal surfaces inside the packaging or enclosure. Once removed from the packaging or enclosure, the VCI will dissipate from the metal surfaces, allowing immediate painting, welding, or further processing. Open Cell VCI Foam Emitter Pads protect ferrous and some non-ferrous metals such as aluminum, brass, and copper in an enclosure for up to 1 year. However, it’s important to test before use if the foam pad will come in contact with the metal surface.

Why Choose ZERUST®?

For over 50 years, 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 corrosion control management.



ZERUST®/EXCOR® ICT® Open Cell VCI Foam Emitter Pads are in stock for immediate delivery and sold in cases. Additionally, other sizes (1” x 1”, 2” x 5”, 2” x 10”, 9” x 9”) are available upon request. However, minimum orders apply. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Size Volume of protection (Up to)‡ Units/Case
375-F-00007 2" x 5" x .25" 1.5 ft³ protection- Ferrous 1000
375-F-00008 2" x 5" x .25" 1.5 ft³ protection- Ferrous 100

Frequently Asked Questions

How do VCI emitters work?
What is VCI?
How do VCI products prevent corrosion?
How does moisture affect the performance of VCI?
How does VCI compare to desiccants in preventing corrosion?
Does VCI affect electronics, plastics, rubber, wood or other non-metallic surfaces? 
What can be anticipated when parts that are already corroded are packaged in VCI products?
What can be anticipated when wet parts are packaged in VCI?
Does VCI have any effect on electrical or electronic components?
Are there any inhalation or contact risks with VCI products?
What is the best way to store VCI products before use?
How is corrosion prevented?
How does VCI work?
What does VCI stand for?
What is the difference between volatile corrosion inhibitors and vapor corrosion inhibitors (VCI)?