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ATF specializes in the application of coatings to components used in military, aerospace and commercial settings. Our capabilities include: conveyors, pressure pot systems, infrared, convection curing ovens, masking processes to customer specs, part marking to MIL-STD-130 and application of dry film & solid film lubricants. 

Our expert industrial coating technicians are experienced in a variety of applications, including all of the following:

Paint and Powder Finishes

The most basic type of industrial coating is to apply a layer of wet paint or dry powder to a surface using a variety of spraying devices. The main difference between liquid paint and powder coating is that the powder coating does not require a liquid solvent to keep the binder and filler in suspension. The powder coating or dry finishing is typically applied electrostatically and is then placed in an oven to allow it to liquefy and form a hard, smooth layer over the surface. Paint and powder finishes both have multiple applications in all industry segments.

  • Corrosion resistance
  • Appearance
  • Almost limitless choices of color
  • Long lasting
  • Ease of application
  • MIL-DTL-53022
  • MIL-DTL-53030
  • MIL-PRF-233377
  • MIL-PRF-85582
  • MIL-PRF-85285
  • MIL-L-46010
  • MIL-DTL-22750
  • MIL-PRF-24712A
  • MIL-PRF-32348
  • Selective masking
  • All prep work—blasting, stripping, cleaning, phosphating, conversion coatings, etc.
  • Adhesion testing and salt spray testing
  • Normal turn time variable depending on process and prep required
  • Adhesion testing and salt spray testing
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee

CARC Painting

CARC painting (Chemical Agent Resistant Coating) is a two-step paint process (prime and paint) applied over zinc phosphate. CARC’s purpose is for military equipment, vehicles, etc. to have a surface that can be readily decontaminated from biological and chemical warfare chemicals.

  • Aids in obscuring infrared detection
  • Maintains safety of vehicle personnel
  • Sustain military effectiveness in action
  • MIL-DTL-53039
  • MIL-DTL-53072
  • MIL-DTL-53030
  • MIL-DTL-53032
  • Water or solvent based
  • Blasting, phosphating and coating all done in house
  • Normal turn time is seven to ten working days
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee

Chem Film Coatings

Chem film industrial coating, also known as Iridite or Alodine, is a chemical conversion coating for aluminum. It is used to add a light coating of corrosion protection to aluminum prior to coating. Chem film is applied by dipping, spraying or brushing. Chem film coating has applications in aerospace, aviation, military, ship building and is used for corrosion protection in saltwater environments and the electrical industry.

  • No dimensional changes
  • Some corrosion protection
  • Assures good paint adhesion
  • Conducts electricity
  • MIL-C-5541
  • MIL-DTL-5541
  • AMS-2473
  • MIL-STD-171
  • MIL-STD-186
  • MIL-DTL-81706
  • Masking for selective coating
  • In-house salt spray testing
  • Various coatings and paints available in-house if required after chem film
  • Normal turn time is three to five working days
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee

Dry Film Lubricants

Dry film lubricants produce finishes that reduce fiction between metal objects without the use of additional liquid media, such as special oils. They are branded under a number of proprietary names, but generally products with a graphite base are used in dry applications and those using a base of molybdenum disulfide are generally used in applications subject to moisture and extreme environments. The coating is applied by spraying it onto the surface of the metal.

Dry film lubricants have a wide variety of applications in aerospace, military, mining and industrial applications among others

  • Excellent for long term lubricating properties
  • No dimensional changes
  • Prevents galling and seizing
  • Corrosion protection
  • MIL-L-46010
  • MIL-L-23398
  • Masking available for selective coating
  • In-house part preparation (blasting, degreasing, etc.)
  • Normal turn time is three to five working days
  • Expediting available when possible for an additional fee