Carc Powder Coat Requirements
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 coatings free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), volatile organic hazardous air pollutants (VOHAPs) and also inorganic hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Approved CARC coatings must provide chemical resistance, low luster, zero infrared detection and a durable exterior.
PRIMER AND TOPCOAT CATEGORIES FOR CARC POWDER COATING
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
TYPE 4 COATING — SPECIAL CARC COATINGS FOR MUNITION CONTAINERS
SUNDIAL can provide a powder-coated CARC finish that meets environmental, appearance and performance requirements.