Rust Blocker With Low VOC Content

Sept. 10, 2012

Dri Touch® Amber is Birchwood Casey’s rust blocker with low VOC content, high flashpoint and virtually no odor. It’s the answer to today’s environmentally conscious manufacturers who require a high level of rust protection for their products. Rated for 100-150 hours salt spray and 600+ hours humidity protection, Dri Touch Amber meets water displacement test Mil-C-16173 and stain test Mil-C-22235A. With a 248°F flash point, Dri Touch Amber is effective in manufacturing plants that are under air quality restrictions and in areas with flammability hazards. The rust protection Dri Touch Amber provides is more than double that of other water-based products, according to Birchwood Casey, the manufacturer.             

Dri-Touch Amber can be used on packaged products such as hand tools without causing odor, air contamination or fire safety problems. An ideal general purpose rust inhibitor, it can also be applied effectively to raw materials such as bar steel and castings prior to cutting and machining. Excellent as a corrosion preventive over black oxide or phosphate conversion coatings, Dri Touch Amber seals out corrosion and enhances depth of color. It can also be used on uncoated metal surfaces for long-term storage.             

Dri Touch Amber liquid has a very thin consistency – similar to penetrating oil – that quickly penetrates recessed areas and lifts moisture from blind holes. Just as quickly, it forms a protective barrier film that resists harmful atmospheric humidity and corrosion.             

Dri Touch Amber can be applied to wet or dry surfaces by immersion or pump spray process. The non-conductive Dri Touch Amber film dries quickly and provides break-in lubricity where needed without interfering with proper operation. Also important, it is compatible with most lubricants, hydraulic oil and cutting oil.    

  • virtually no odor
  • high flashpoint
  • quickly penetrates recessed areas