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ZERUST® Replaces Desiccant-Barrier Packaging for Corrosion Control and Cost Reduction

  • Export Shipment
  • Inventory Storage
  • Long Term Storage
  • Work In Progress


Crating company responsible for corrosion-free cargo


Corrosion management in shipment and storage beyond one year


Replace the previous desiccant-barrier method to lower costs and increase protection


ZERUST® ICT®510-C Film and Vapor Capsules for long-term protection during overseas shipping

Corrosion Control
corrosion control
Corrosion Control
Corrosion Control


An international crating company needed to find a better corrosion control solution than their current method of desiccants with sealed barrier packaging. Finding an effective solution was crucial to the company since their worldwide shipments pass through temperature and humidity swings that can accelerate corrosion. The company was unhappy with the desiccant-barrier packaging method because the desiccants became saturated and needed to be replaced at least every six months, increasing material and labor costs. Also, the barrier packaging frequently became punctured, and moisture rapidly filled the desiccants, making them ineffective. Once the desiccants became saturated, they became a source of corrosion by emitting moisture back into the package.

Corrosion Control Solution

ZERUST® helped them implement a corrosion control system for five 40′ cargo containers, fully loaded with conveyors, controllers, and other factory equipment, to be shipped from the East Coast to the Middle East. The machinery was wrapped in ZERUST® ICT®510-C Ferrous Film, then heat-sealed and heat-shrunk to provide a tight enclosure. Additional multimetal corrosion protection was provided to the inside of each piece of equipment by ZERUST® VC6-1 Vapor Capsules. Before shipping, they were stored crated outside for over one year, waiting to be loaded. The ZERUST® system was very effective; all machines arrived at their final destination free of corrosion. Comparing ZERUST® to the desiccant-barrier packaging method, the company found that ZERUST® packaging was more effective and reduced costs by 57%.

Conveyors protected from rust & corrosion
For Years

Controllers protected from rust & corrosion
For Years

Customer Satisfaction


The customer has been extremely happy with their corrosion-free results and reduced costs by 57% over desiccant-barrier packaging methods. Contact a ZERUST® Representative for a comprehensive corrosion management solution most effective for your metal assets.

Corrosion Control

ZERUST® VCI Film and Vapor Capsules completely controlled corrosion and reduced costs by 57% over desiccant-barrier packaging methods.
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