Hentzen Coatings, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Army Research laboratory (ARL, Aberdeen, MD) has issued its first ever approval of a CARC powder top coat per MIL-PRF-32348 Type III to Hentzen, as of April 17, 2013. Hentzen completed this multi-year product development project independently, continuing its long tradition as an innovative leader in the development and production of both liquid and powder military coatings.
For over thirty years, Hentzen has been the leading provider of military coatings, leading the world in liquid and powder CARC coating developments. Starting with lead and chromate free primers (MIL-P-53022) and topcoats (MIL-C-46168) in the early 1980's, and continuing with at least seven major CARC first approvals in the years since, Hentzen has consistently demonstrated its leadership in CARC technology development. Hentzen currently supplies almost two-thirds of these military specification products globally.
John Mort, Hentzen's Sales Manager for defense products, commented "We are excited to be able to once again offer an industry-first technology in support of the military market. Along with our CARC powder primer which was approved in 2003, we are pleased to be able to offer a full powder coatings solution to the defense industry."
Albert Hentzen, Hentzen's CEO, added "We are extremely proud of our long history as an independent, family-owned company that has continually provided coatings innovations that serve the military, aerospace, and general industrial markets. Our commitment to continue to lead the coatings industry with independently developed, self-funded innovative projects stands second to none, and we look forward to continuing as an industry leader for many years to come."