The DRI TOUCH PLUS coating provides long-term protection, with levels ranging from 80-120 hours of salt spray (ASTM 13117) or several hundred hours of humidity resistance (ASTM D1748). Applied by room temperature immersion or low-pressure spray techniques, the coating can be applied immediately after sintering or after machining, then allowed to dry. Parts can be immersed into the liquid while contained in a basket, then spin-dried or allowed to dry in a tote bin. For other applications, the product can be applied by low-pressure spray and allowed to penetrate a tote bin of parts. In addition to powdered metal components, the coating is said to provide an effective corrosion barrier for all types of cutting tools and hand tools. It works especially well on retail packaged products in shrink-wrap or blister packages, where an oily finish is undesirable. Coating is available in 5 gallon and 55 gallon containers.