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.

High Quality Military Metal Finishing

Businesses looking for military metal finishing can contact Paramount Metal Finishing. Paramount Metal Finishing has a reputation of having exensive knowledge of finishing munitions and is also RoHS compliant on zinc and zinc nickel plating. They also have a high production line which assures clients a high quality on all our products and services.

Military Metal Finishing

Metal FinishingParamount Metal Finishing offers military metal finishing with approved programs including:

  • 120mm tank ammo projectile components
  • 105mm projectile and shell casings
  • 30mm & 25mm medium caliber projectiles
  • mortar components
  • grenade components
  • .50 caliber components

Military metal finishing typically used for munitions include:

  • Painting MIL-L-11195 and MIL-DTL-11195
  • Anodizing MIL-A-8625 Type II
  • Hardcoat MIL-A-8625 Type III
  • Zinc ASTM-B633
  • Zinc phosphate TT-C-490
  • Manganese phosphate MIL-DTL-16232 Type M

Paramount Metal Finishing is a Certified ISO 9001:2015 Company

Many customers inquiring about military metal finishing are curious to know if Paramount Metal Finishing is a Certified ISO 9001:2015 company. They are and Paramount would like to share what that means for their clients.

In order to be a certified ISO 9001:2015 company, there are a few regulations required. The quality policy is a formal statement from management, which is understood and followed at all levels by each employee. Paramount makes decisions about the quality system based on recorded data and is regularly audited and evaluated for conformance and effectiveness.

Records show how and where raw materials and products were processed. This allows products and problems to be traced to the source.

Being a certified ISO 9001:2015 company means no bad products will ever be used and all processes are heavily documented and tracked. Paramount Metal Finishing wants their clients to be assured that they are getting the highest quality military metal finishing offered.

For more information on military metal finishing, please contact Paramount Metal Finishing at their website, or call them at 908.862.0772.

Plating Large Heavy Parts

Companies and individuals interested in plating for large heavy parts, can count on Paramount Metal Finishing. Paramount Metal Finishing has the unique capability to plate large heavy parts with complex shapes in a variety of plated finishes and conversion coatings. Many of these large parts require the use of internal anodes in order to accomplish 100% coating coverage. For this reason Paramount Metal Finishing’s R&D works on the development of dedicated fixtures and internal anodes all of which result in the highest quality plating of large parts and complex configurations.


Finish Military Specification Tank Size W x D
Anodizing MIL-A-8625 Type II 5ft x 4ft
Hardcoat anodizing MIL-A-8625 Type III 5ft x 4ft
Electroless nickel MIL-C-26074 / MIL-DTL-26074 10ft x 5ft
Chemical film clear MIL-C-5541 / MIL-DTL-5541 5ft x 4ft
Chemical film yellow MIL-C-5541 / MIL-DTL-5541 5ft x 4ft
Passivation QQ-P-35 / ASTM-A967 / AMS-2700 12ft x 5ft
Phosphate zinc MIL-DTL-16232 Type Z 12ft x 5ft
Phosphate manganese MIL-DTL-16232 Type 12ft x 5ft
Tin MIL-T-10727 Type I Bright 10ft x 5ft
Silver QQ-S-365 / ASTM-B700
Zinc nickel AMS-2417 / ASTM B841
Zinc plating ASTM-B633 Type I, II, III, IV 12ft x 5ft


Contact Paramount Metal Finishing to find out more about plating for large heavy parts. Our reasonable pricing and accommodating facilities will get your job done right!

Please call Paramount Metal Finishing at 908-862-0772 to get price quotes on plating for large heavy parts.

High Quality Zinc Nickel Plating

Zinc nickel plating is the one of the best non-corrosive metal finishes money can buy. It is no wonder why many companies prefer zinc nickel plating to other materials where possible. Paramount Metal Finishing is RoHS compliant on zinc and zinc nickel plating and assures high quality on all products and services.

Paramount Metal Finishing has the unique capability to give very large parts with complex shapes a zinc nickel plating finish. Large parts require the use of internal anodes in order to accomplish 100% coating coverage. Paramount Metal Finishing has worked on the development of dedicated fixtures and internal anodes which result in the highest quality zinc nickel plating of large parts and complex configurations.

Bulk Zinc Nickel Plating

Nickel Zing PlatingParamount Metal Finishing also has the capability to process zinc nickel plating alloys in bulk barrel and rack plating lines. Using linear zinc nickel plating lines optimizes the quality and economics, while large production runs and large/heavy parts are handled readily.

There are several zinc nickel plating specifications available in production. Each specification has Types and Classes that further define the specification. The following are the most frequently referenced specifications for zinc nickel alloy plating. Specification % Nickel:

  • ASTM B841-99 5-12%
  • AMS 2417G 6-20%
  • Automotive 10-15% (most common)

It is widely accepted that the higher the nickel content the better corrosion protection, up to 15%.

Zinc Nickel Plating Quality Assurance

Paramount Metal Finishing’s highest priority are customer requirements and quality finishes. All processes are audited and monitored by a trained and qualified staff member. Before shipment approval can be made, coating characteristics and coating performance are thoroughly tested. Paramount believes quality should be built into the process from the beginning of the manufacturing process til the end. Because Paramount Metal Finishing is quality driven, customers can expect:

  • ISO 9001-2008 SGS registered
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC ) employed
  • Statistical Quality Control (SQC ) employed
  • Six Sigma trained staff with active projects
  • Laboratory – In house laboratory for process control and coating testing

For more information about zinc nickel plating, please contact Paramount Metal Finishing at, or simply call 908-862-0772.

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