Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Mil-PRF-85285 Revision E Announcement

MIl-PRF-85285 Revision E Issued

Revision E to this very important specification, Mil-PRF-85285, was issued on January 12, 2012.  But not to worry.  Almost nothing has changed for the users and specifiers as a result of this latest revision.  The only change as a result of this Rev is that an additional burden has been placed on the paint manufacturers themselves to further limit the amount of VOHAPS in the formulations of paints made to this specification.  VOHAPS are Volatile Organic Hazardous Air Pollutants and these objectionable ingredients are slowly being phased out by government and industry wherever possible.  You should see new production batches of this material arriving soon labeled with this new revision letter but otherwise unchanged.

The Mil-PRF-85285 specification describes Polyurethane Coatings for use on Aircraft and Ground Support Equipment and is AeroCoat’s featured line of products.  Currently, AeroCoat has the ability to ship any color of nearly 450 colors of Type I material and 175 colors of Type II material on the same-day-as-ordered basis.   For further details please check the list of 85285 Available Colors on AeroCoat’s website.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The mil-spec, Mil-DTL-53022, recently issued Revision E.

Revision E of Mil-DTL-53022 was issued on 19 January 2012 and gives the paint user more choices in specifying this epoxy primer because this revision adds Types IV and V to the spec which are higher performance products than the earlier Types I, II, and III. (Type I is not listed in Rev E so it can't be used on new contracts but is still available and sold as Rev D.)  The higher performance in Types IV and V is evident in the salt spray resistance of these products. Whereas the salt spray resistance of the Types I, II, and III is 336 hours, the salt spray resistance of Type IV and V is 1,000 hours. (The Type V product is essentially a touch-up kit.) These new Types are an effort by the specifying agency, the Army, to upgrade the performance of paint systems that use this primer.  A key phrase early in this specification says "Whenever one of the coating types is not cited in a relevant contractual document or drawing, select type IV."
Mil-DTL-53022 Type IV Epoxy Primer
AeroCoat is now stocking all of the types of this primer except the Type V touch-up kit. For your own copy of the latest copy of this new spec click the non-secure but safe download link, Mil-53022. And to check out the list of all of AeroCoat's Stocked Products on our website please click this Stocked Products link.