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Hentzen Gets Approval Of CARC Powder Topcoat

9. August 2013

Powder CARC development team (left to right):  Albert Hentzen (CEO), Andy Daly, Bhaskar Urs, Kiran Bhat Kashi, Tim Willman, John Mort (Military Sales Manager), Daryl Armstrong and Michael Hentzen (V.P. Corporate Development) stand in front of an MATV produced by Oshkosh Corp.


Hentzen Coatings, Inc. says that the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD  issued its first ever approval of a CARC powder top coat per MIL-PRF-32348 Type III to Hentzen,


Milwaukee-based Hentzen says it completed this multi-year product development project independently. The ARL has recently given federal grants to other manufacturers to come up with CARC powder topcoats.


Hentzen has a history of liquid and powder CARC coating developments starting with lead and chromate free primers (MIL-P-53022) and topcoats (MIL-C-46168) in the early 1980s, and continuing with at least seven major CARC first approvals in the years since.


“We are excited to be able to once again offer an industry-first technology in support of the military market,” says John Mort, Hentzen’s Sales Manager for defense products. "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.”


Hentzen Coatings Inc., a leading independent manufacturer of general industrial, military and aerospace coatings in North America with international sales, is celebrating its 90th year in the coatings business this year. 


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