The ZERUST®/EXCOR® Natur-VCI® series is an internationally certified fully biodegradable and compostable Vapor Corrosion Inhibiting (VCI) packaging material designed to protect metal components from rust and corrosion during shipment and short-term storage.Request Information
ZERUST® Natur-VCI® products, with a thickness of 60 microns (2.3 mil) or less, pass the NACE Standard TM0208 VCI corrosion protection test to level 3 but also meet international standards for compostable plastics, including ASTM D6400, EN 13432, and are certified 100% compostable by TUV Austria.
Natur-VCI® film is engineered for safe disposal in a professionally managed composting facility, where the carbon in the film is utilized as a food source by micro-organisms to completely break down the plastic into humus, water, and CO2. The resulting humus can be used as a natural fertilizer and/or soil amendment in agriculture. Natur-VCI® meets the ASTM D6400 “Standard Specification for Labeling of Plastics Designed to be Aerobically Composted in Municipal or Industrial Facilities” and is certified (Cert # TA8012004702) by TUV Austria for the European EN 13432 standard “Packaging – Requirements for packaging recoverable through composting and biodegradation – Test scheme and evaluation criteria for the final acceptance of packaging.”
By replacing 100 metric tons (100,000 kg) of conventional polyethylene plastic VCI packaging with Natur-VCI®, the following equivalent environmental benefits are achieved.**
After parts* are shipped to the end-user, the Natur-VCI® bags may be reused to collect food scraps at the end user’s facility and sent to their local compost site. Natur-VCI® meets ASTM D6400 and is certified by TUV Austria (Cert # TA8012004702).
*Parts cannot be coated with rust preventative oils unless oil is certified compostable.
ZERUST®/EXCOR® Natur-VCI® Film is a custom product. Contact a ZERUST® account manager for pricing and availability.