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ZERUST® ICT® Pipe Strips

ZERUST®/EXCOR® ICT® Pipe Strips are residue-free VCI emitter strips that provide long-term corrosion protection for the interior surfaces of ferrous and non-ferrous pipes and tubes during shipment, storage, or work-in-progress.



  • VCI emitter strips reduce corrosion incidences
  • Reduce the need for inspection & rework
  • Save money & resources
  • Comes with ZERUST® global on-site support
Product Description

Product Description

ICT® Pipe Strips are VCI emitter strips that contain ZERUST® ICT® Vapor Capsules assembled on long plastic strips that can be made to any length. They are ready-to-use, and installation is easy—simply place the strip inside the pipe along its length and cap the ends.

Pipe Strips diffuse invisible, odorless, and non-toxic ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor technology (VCI). The VCI molecules settle onto exposed metal surfaces inside the tube or pipe. Removal is quick, uncap the pipe or tube and remove the Pipe Strip. Once removed from the pipe or tube, the VCI will dissipate from the metal surfaces, allowing the pipe/tube to be immediately put to use or further processing. Pipe Strips protect ferrous and non-ferrous metal tubes, pipes, and more up to 24 inches in diameter from corrosion for up to 1 year during storage and shipping. Additionally, Tube Strips may be used with ZERUST® rust preventative liquids and VCI packaging for additional long-term storage protection.

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® Pipe Strips are in stock for immediate delivery (1 VCI emitter strip per package). Additional lengths are available upon request, and minimum order quantities apply. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.


Part Number Volume of Protection (up to)‡ Protection Quantity/Length
525-M-00001 Protects pipes 2" - 12" inches in diameter Multimetal 40' strip (12 m.), 10 capsules on 4' (122 cm) centers
525-M-00002 Protects pipes 12" - 24" inches in diameter Multimetal 40' strip (12 m.), 16 capsules on 2.5' (76 cm) centers

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)?