Monday, July 15, 2013

Last Call for Silica Flattened CARC Topcoat

 The US Army is taking the final step toward eliminating the use of silica as flattening agent for its Chemical Agent Resistant Coating (CARC) products.   October 1, 2013 will be the deadline after which the Army lab will no longer accept silica-based flattened CARC for testing. This change has been expected for some time. There have been contractors and agencies that have fought this change but the change is inevitable. What this means specifically is that the MIL-DTL-53039 type I and type II products and the MIL-DTL-64159 type I products will no longer be available. In their place will be a wide variety of polymeric-beaded flattened products.
AeroCoat will be very proactive and has already started to inventory many of these new technology type products.   Specifically, we will stock the 53039 Type IV or Type IX in the following colors: 383 Green, 686 Tan, 34031(Type IX), 34201, 36231, and 37038 in quarts and gallons. We will inventory more colors of the 64159 type II including 383 Green, 686 Tan and 37038. 

In addition aerosol cans for touch-up (Type VII) are available in colors 383 Green, 686 Tan, and Foliage Green 34160.
  Please let us know if the products you anticipate needing are not on our list. We will certainly consider stocking these for you. And don't forget to talk to Jesse about the possibility of blanket orders which is a very effective way to reduce your costs for these more expensive items.

Please feel free to call me regarding your concerns and questions about these changes.