Military Powder Coating Systems

Camouflage Chemical Agent Resistant Systems

PowderTech is committed to providing superior knowledge and expertise of powder based systems meeting MIL-DTL-53072 and MIL-PRF-32348 for the U.S. military. Camouflage Chemical Agent Resistant Systems (CARC) must  be easily decontaminated after exposure to chemical warfare and biological warfare agents.

CARC applications include:

  • Armored Command and Control
  • Direct Fire
  • Fire Support
  • Armored Reconnaissance
  • Armour Troop Carrier
  • Combat Engineering
  • Support
  • Light Utility
  • Unmanned Multimission
  • Forklifts
  • Skid Steers
  • Loader / Backhoe
  • Water Purification Systems

Specifications

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.

Abrasive Preparation Specification per:

SSPC-SP10 or SSPC-SP5

Conversion Coating Specification per:

TT-C-490

Powder System Specification per:

MIL-PRF-32348

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 Complete System Benefits

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:

  • Ease of decontaminating chemical and biological agents
  • Highly resistant to decontaminating solvents
  • Ultra low gloss surfaces with highly UV durable topcoats
  • Meet or exceed specified IR detection limits
  • Almost no VOCs reduces hazardous air pollutants contribute to green initiatives and hazardous waste limits
  • Highly corrosion resistant coatings are also extremely durable reducing total maintenance costs

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