PPG powder primer meets new military specification for CARC coatings

Commercial MLP80000 primer approved for MIL-DTL-32348 specification

This high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) displays several products PPG Industries offers as part of the Military Coatings brand to support the needs of the U.S. military. PPG's MLP80000 Powder Primer meets the new powder coatings specification issued by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, MIL-DTL-32348, Type I, CARC (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) primer.
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 7, 2011 – 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.

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.

To learn more about PPG’s MLP80000 Type I chemical-agent-resistant powder primer and other military coatings solutions, visit http://governmentsolutions.ppg.com or call 412-434-2105. For other PPG liquid and powder industrial coatings, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com or call 888-774-2001.

About PPG
PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products company. Founded in 1883, the company serves customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, PPG operates in more than 60 countries around the globe. Sales in 2010 were $13.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Sharon Bird
PPG Industrial Coatings