PPG Primer Meets Military Specification

PPG Industries' (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings business announced that its MLP80000 primer coating meets the new U.S. MIL-DTL-32348 Type I military specification for chemical-agent-resistant powder primers.

Chemical-agent-resistant coatings (CARCs) are applied to military vehicles, such as tanks, personnel carriers and equipment transporters, and to military vehicle components, such as antennae or gun turrets. In addition to their camouflage coloring and ability to resist chemical and biological agents, CARCs feature properties that prevent infrared (IR) detection by enemy forces.

This high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) displays PPG's MLP80000 powder primer, which meets the new U.S. MIL-DTL-32348 Type I Powder Coatings specification for chemical-agent-resistant coating primer.

The new MIL-DTL-32348 specification for a CARC powder primer and topcoat was issued by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in November 2010 with the intent of increasing the military's use of powder coatings on military vehicles and components.

In addition to being resistant to chemical and biological agents, CARC primers approved under MIL-DTL-32348 Type I must meet specific corrosion-resistance and intercoat-adhesion requirements. They must be able to withstand degradation by ultraviolet (UV) light, resist decontamination solutions, impart low gloss and sheen specularly, and be validated to work with military-specified exterior topcoats by meeting specific physical testing requirements.

Citations

Please use one of the following formats to cite this article in your essay, paper or report:

  • APA

    PPG Industries Inc.. (2019, February 09). PPG Primer Meets Military Specification. AZoM. Retrieved on September 28, 2022 from https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=27622.

  • MLA

    PPG Industries Inc.. "PPG Primer Meets Military Specification". AZoM. 28 September 2022. <https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=27622>.

  • Chicago

    PPG Industries Inc.. "PPG Primer Meets Military Specification". AZoM. https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=27622. (accessed September 28, 2022).

  • Harvard

    PPG Industries Inc.. 2019. PPG Primer Meets Military Specification. AZoM, viewed 28 September 2022, https://www.azom.com/news.aspx?newsID=27622.

Tell Us What You Think

Do you have a review, update or anything you would like to add to this news story?

Leave your feedback
Your comment type
Submit