PowderTech LLC is committed to providing the best quality chemical agent resistant or CARC powder coatings for the U.S. military. These coatings must resist chemical warfare agents, meet color and IR requirements, and impart low gloss and low sheen specularly while withstanding UV degradation.
CARC coating applications include:
- Military Vehicles
- Fixed-wing Aircraft
- Ground Support
- Water Purification Units
- Communication Vans & Trailers
- Skid Steer Loads
- Loader / Backhoe
THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE issued specifications for CARC coatings in 2010 allowing powder coaters to finish military vehicles and equipment that before were restricted to the use of liquid paint only. The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) released the CARC paint specs—MIL-PRF-32348—for powder coating finishes after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency urged environmental friendly coatings free of VOCs, VOHAPs and HAPs. Approved CARC coatings must provide chemical resistance, low luster, zero infrared detection.
Primer And Topcoat Categories For Carc Powder Coating
TYPE 1 COATING - EPOXY BASED CARC PRIMER
TYPE 2 COATING - EPOXY BASED CARC PRIMER (for interior components)
TYPE 3 COATING - CAMOUFLAGED CARC TOP COATINGS - REQUIRED COLORS: 383 GREEN, 686 TAN, A/C GREEN, BLACK & BROWN
PowderTech provides a powder-coated CARC finish that meets environmental, appearance and performance requirements.
Approved CARC powder coats will resist absorption of chemical warfare agents, and make it easier and safer to decontaminate exposed vehicles and equipment in the field. CARC powder coated surfaces offer numerous benefits for the U.S. military:
- Chemical agent resistant
- Low gloss surfaces
- Reduced VOCs
- Improved troop safety
- Resists decontaminating solvents
- UV durable with low IR detection
- Reduced hazardous air pollutants
- Cost savings over liquid paint CARCs
Need CARC military powder coating? Call us at 316.832.9210 or request a quote now.