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ZERUST® ICT® Plastabs®

ZERUST®/EXCOR® ICT® Plastabs® are thin, light, rigid polyethylene VCI emitter plastic tabs that are made with ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting technology (VCI).



  • Safe and effective ZERUST® corrosion protection
  • Easy to install VCI emitter plastic tabs, economical to use
  • Protects hard-to-reach and restricted spaces
  • Do not leave residue on electrical contact surfaces
Product Description

Product Description

The VCI emitter plastic tabs’ small, thin shape makes Plastabs® perfect for protecting critical surfaces within narrow or hard-to-reach areas of electronics or parts of equipment or as a supplement to other ZERUST® VCI packaging products for added protection. Moreover, ZERUST® Plastabs® are easy to use, as they can be dispersed throughout bulk packages of metal parts and tightly seal the packaging or enclosure to trap the protective vapors inside. Additionally, the .75” x .75” size has an optional peel-adhesive backing that can be affixed to most surfaces.

Plastabs® diffuse invisible, odorless, and non-toxic ZERUST® VCI molecules that 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. Furthermore, Plastabs® protects ferrous metals for up to 2 years in a sealed enclosure. Additionally, the VCI emitter plastic tabs provide limited aluminum and yellow metal protection when used as instructed. However, do not place Plastabs® in direct contact with aluminum, copper, brass, or zinc, and test before use.

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® Plastabs® are in stock for immediate delivery and sold in cases (1,000 VCI Emitter Plastic Tabs/Case). For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Size Volume of protection (Up to)‡ Qty/Package
425-M-00001 1” x 1” 0.4 ft³ protection 1000
425-M-00002 0.75” x 0.75” 0.2 ft³ protection 1000
425-M-00003 0.50” x 0.50” 0.1 ft³ protection 1000
425-M-00004 0.75” x 0.75” (w/adhesive) 0.2 ft³ protection 1000
425-M-00010 1” x 3” (debossed) 1.0 ft³ protection 1000

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?
Does ZERUST® have military approvals for VCI?
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)?