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Military vehicles and aircraft are not only painted to provide advanced camouflage protection, they must also be coated with materials that are easily decontaminated if chemical or biological weapons are encountered. Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings, or CARC, are some of the most highly engineered combat coatings ever created. There are several forms of CARC, but all contain high levels of metallic pigment agents and silica, used as a flattening agent. This results in an extremely thick, heavy, and abrasive material that cannot be adequately sprayed with many spray gun technologies. Fortunately, the DUX gun loves a challenge!

The DUX gun has repeatedly sprayed CARC and other viscous and abrasive military coatings with outstanding results. Given the highly toxic nature of liquid CARC, military users of the DUX gun have also been extremely pleased with the lack of booth fog and the reduction in hazardous waste disposal.

Finally, in the last two decades many military coating operations have switched to electrostatic coating in an effort to improve transfer efficiencies. Unfortunately, these systems require a high level of training and can be very dangerous when safeguards are not followed.

More importantly, though, the move to composite materials in stealth aircraft and equipment such as the new Stryker infantry vehicle has made electrostatic coating obsolete. Only the DUX technology can achieve the same, and in most cases better, transfer efficiency while coating these new non-conducting materials.

See how the DUX Laminar Airflow Technology compares to traditional HVLP Technology for spraying CARC

For more information on the U.S. military and military contractors' use of DUX equipment, please contact DUX at 888-DUX-AREA or 888-389-2732 / sales@duxarea.com.

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