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ZERUST® ICT® Tube Strip

ZERUST®/EXCOR® ICT® Tube Strip is a flexible hollow plastic VCI emitter tubing product containing ZERUST® Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor technology (VCI). They are used to protect narrow tubes, pipes, and other enclosed spaces from corrosion or as a supplement to other ZERUST® VCI packaging products for added protection.



  • Safe and effective corrosion protection where traditional anti-corrosion methods cannot be used.
  • Easy to install and remove
  • Does not leave behind residue or powder
  • Suitable for new equipment and to protect the reliability of existing equipment
Product Description

Product Description

ICT® Tube Strip VCI emitter tubing is quick and easy to install. At first, simply trim the Tube Strip to the desired length. Next, insert it inside the tube or pipe, and then cap the ends tightly to trap the protective vapors inside.

Tube Strip diffuses invisible, odorless, and non-toxic ZERUST® VCI molecules. As a result, these VCI molecules settle onto exposed metal surfaces inside the tube or pipe. Furthermore, removal is quick, uncap the pipe or tube and remove the Tube 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. Tube Strip protects ferrous metal tubes, pipes, and gun barrels up to 2 inches in diameter from corrosion for up to 2 years during storage and shipping. Additionally, use Tube Strips with ZERUST® rust preventative liquids and VCI packaging, such as ICT® weapon bags, 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® Tube Strip is in stock for immediate delivery and sold in rolls. The VCI emitter tubing is available upon request in other colors and diameters. However, minimum orders apply. For further ordering information, contact your ZERUST®/EXCOR® representative.

Part Number Volume of Protection (up to)‡ Protection Quantity
475-F-00001 2" (5 cm) diameter pipe Ferrous 1000' Roll

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)?