The U.S. military in 2015 approved new specifications for powder coating on military equipment that allows its use as both a primer and top coat. Although the primary objective was ensuring less corrosion and chemical harm to our military fleet, the government is also investing millions into research on powder coating to determine additional opportunities.
Powder coating is already proven to reduce volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when used in place of liquid paint. Experts estimate the use of solvent-less, powder primers and topcoats in high production environments has potential to eliminate thousands more tons of harmful emissions per year.
Will this save money in the long run? The Department of Defense spends more than $20 billion per year on corrosion-related damage.Offering powder coating as both primer and topcoat could provide optimal protection and durability for U.S. military equipment, ultimately cutting costs overall.
Not only will the research benefit our armed forces, its findings will flow into the commercial sector.
Just as innovations from NASA have spun off into our everyday life, such as the cordless drill, the benefits to the military are only the primer for what the entire powder coating industry and its manufacturing partners may see.
Production Paint Finishers specializes in high volume commercial work and military CARC. We are ISO certified providing powder coating, liquid coating and provide assembly/disassembly services, apply hardware, final inking, stickers and specialty packaging. For more information, contact us today at 937-448-2627 or request a quote right here on our website.