Archive: Feb 2024

Trans-ACC Enhances Defense: Advancements in Chemical Agent Resistant Coating

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In the document “Chemical Agent Resistant Coating Topcoat Usage: Drivers and Trends,” the significance of Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) in military applications is underscored. Governed by U.S. Army Regulation 750-1, CARC is mandated for all U.S. Army equipment, with other joint services following suit.

CARC undergoes rigorous testing to ensure efficacy against chemical and biological warfare agents, corrosion resistance, and adherence to specifications outlined in MIL-DTL-53039D and MIL-DTL-64159B. Batch validation encompasses various tests, including color analysis, spectral reflectance, gloss assessment, and resistance to decontamination solutions. These tests are imperative to guarantee quality control and are conducted on every production lot.

Understanding usage data, such as dry film thickness and volume requirements, is crucial for effective application. Maintaining adherence to specifications and primer volume ratios ensures optimal utilization of CARC topcoats.

Dedication to enhancing defense capabilities through innovative CARC topcoat solutions reinforces the importance of continuous advancements in defense coatings technology.

Why Choose CARC?

  • Mandated for all U.S. Army equipment, ensuring compliance with military regulations
  • Rigorously tested for efficacy against chemical and biological warfare agents
  • Superior corrosion resistance and durability, safeguarding tactical assets in diverse environments
  • Adherence to stringent specifications outlined in MIL-DTL-53039D and MIL-DTL-64159B
  • Batch validation procedures ensure quality control and consistency in production

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Article with all rights reserved, courtesy of apps.dtic.mil

Trans-ACC Explores the Power of Plastisol: Transforming Coatings

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As highlighted by Mark Stewart in his LinkedIn article “Plastisol – a polymer solution for almost any situation,” Plastisol stands out as a versatile polymer solution. Initially, a viscous liquid blend of chemicals, it transforms into a resilient protective coating upon curing. Typically composed of polyvinyl chloride (PVC), plasticising compounds, and performance additives, Plastisol offers customizable attributes, ranging from hardness to color.

Catering to various project needs, Plastisol boasts exceptional corrosion resistance and durability, making it a preferred choice for coatings. Its chemically inert nature post-curing ensures resistance to chemical reactions, ideal for environments prone to contamination. Furthermore, its non-conductive property enhances resistance to electrical damage, while its robust construction withstands impacts effectively.

Plastisol’s versatility extends to its resistance against organic contaminants, such as mold and mildew, and its imperviousness to moisture. When applied comprehensively, it forms an almost impenetrable shield, safeguarding objects across diverse environments.

The decision to use Plastisol for coatings stems from its unmatched durability and protective capabilities, particularly for materials like steel and metal. 

Why Choose Plastisol?

Plastisol presents numerous advantages, including:

  • Corrosion and chemical resistance
  • Enhanced durability with no chipping or tearing
  • Wear resistance and sound-deadening properties
  • Anti-vibration and safety features
  • Environmental protection
  • Specialized antiviral coatings available, such as PolyBlend.

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Article with all rights reserved, courtesy of Mark Stewart via linkedin