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Paramount Metal Finishing Announces Its CARC Coating Meets Military Specifications

Paramount Metal Finishing is pleased to announce that the company’s range of Chemical Agent Resistance Coatings (CARC) for military vehicles meet the latest military specifications.  The CARC military coatings adhere to the latest advancements in military specifications to withstand severe weather and wear intensive environments. These highly protective coatings can also be effectively decontaminated after exposure to chemical and biological warfare agents.

CARC coatings are intended to withstand the harsh chemicals that are used to wash down military vehicles and equipment that has been exposed to a chemical warfare agent, such as nerve gas. The coatings need to withstand the corrosive nature of the decontaminating chemicals (mostly solvents).

CARC Coating

CARC CoatingA CARC coating usually consists of an epoxy or polyurethane that is so resistant to decontaminating chemicals that if military equipment were to come into contact with a chemical warfare agent, that military personnel could take the equipment out from the field and wash it down with the strong solvents to remove the chemical agent. Coatings that are not resistant to the decontaminating solvents tend to soften and can put personnel at risk of touching the chemical agent. Even a very small amount of a chemical agent that comes into contact with personnel’s skin can cause death.

Paramount Metal Finishing applies CARC coatings on a regular basis in primarily 3 colors; green, black and desert tan.  Other colors may be available depending on government approval.

For more information, please call 908-862-0772.