Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC)

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1. BACKGROUND. CARC is a coating system that provides surfaces that are easily and effectively decontaminated after exposure to liquid chemical agents. There are three types of coatings in the CARC system: an epoxy polyamide primer, an aliphatic polyurethane paint (PUP), and epoxy polyamide enamel. Each of the coatings is supplied as a two-component system. […]

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DESCRIPTION OF CARC

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The US military relies on paint to achieve a variety of visual and mechanical effects, ranging from camouflage to unit identification to the protection of metal surfaces. CARC-painted surfaces resist the absorption of chemical warfare agents, making decontamination much easier to accomplish. Chemical agent resistant coatings—CARC—make up the largest category of paints applied to the […]

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Chemical Agent Resistant Coating

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Chemical Agent Resistant Coating is a paint commonly applied to military vehicles to provide protection against chemical and biological weapons. The surface of the paint is engineered to be easily decontaminated after exposure to chemical warfare and biological warfare agents. The paint is also resistant to damage and removal by decontaminating solutions. Two-component systems (e.g. […]

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CARC Paint

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CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) is a paint used on military vehicles to make metal surfaces highly resistant to corrosion and penetration of chemical agents. Inhaling CARC during the painting and drying process can be harmful. Dry CARC poses no hazards, except during welding or sanding. If you are concerned about exposure to CARC paint […]

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What is the Powder Coating Process?

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The powder coating process is a dry painting process that is mainly used for coating metal. There are several methods for applying powder coating. The most commonly used method is spraying electrostatically charged particles of pigment and resin onto an electrically grounded piece. Heat is used to melt the powder, causing it to flow, form […]

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What Is Powder Paint?

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Powder paint is a dry, colored powder that is sprayed onto a steel structure by using a special application gun that uses air to discharge the powder. The special powder paint is positively charged while the material the powder is being applied to is negatively charged, causing the powder to stick to the steel. Once […]

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What are the Different Types of Powder Coating Paint?

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Powder coating paint can be divided into two main categories; thermoplastic powder and thermoset polymer. Both types of powder coating paint require heat in order to flow and form a uniform film. Each type of paint has its own unique chemical properties and method of application. Thermoplastic powder is generally applied with a fluidized bed […]

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Which Alloys Are Prone to Corrosion, and How Can We Prevent This?

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Some exposed metallic alloys, such as those used in electromagnets, are prone to corrosion and may disintegrate into a powder even in clean, temperature-stable interior conditions if not adequately treated to prevent corrosion. Do All Alloys Corrode? Almost all alloys corrode or rust to an extent. Corrosion is a type of oxidation, and rusting is […]

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5 Most Common Types of Metal Coatings that Everyone Should Know About

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For centuries, metals have been the go-to choice for multiples applications due to their durability, versatility and strength. However, among the challenges that people face when using metals, corrosion is arguably the most common and widely recognized. Multiple solutions have been proposed to increase the longevity of metallic structures and enhance their corrosion resistance. Among […]

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Using Protective Coatings in Heat Treatment

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This article introduces a practical technique pioneered by a metallurgist at the Indian Institute of Technology. The technique enables any kind of steel to be heated without the problems associated with oxidation and decarburization. Heat treatment is an important operation in the manufacture of engineered metallic components, machine parts and tools. The oxidation and decarburization […]

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