HMG releases military standard paint systems

HMG Paints, the UK’s largest independent coatings manufacturer, has now introduced a range of military standard paint systems in direct response to the UK MODs introduction of Def Stan 80-225.

The new standard was introduced towards the end of 2018 and replaces Def Stan 80-206, Def Stan 80-207, Def Stan 80-208 and Def Stan 80-209.

The HMG products in this range are free from Chrome VI, meet low VOC requirements and are IRR and CARC resistant.

HMG Paints will be exhibiting on stand N9-262 at the forthcoming DSEI 2019, held at Excel in London.

To book an appointment with the HMG team to discuss your coatings requirements, attendees can email

The Def Stan 80-225 system comprises of a choice of primers for ferrous and non-ferrous parts and an IRR and CARC resistant topcoat, which is available in an assortment of colours suitable for military vehicles and non-aircraft equipment.

“The new products have been developed by the HMG Research and Development team to meet the new standards and we’re looking forward to showcasing our coatings at DSEI 2019 in September,” commented Alan Sharples, HMG Defence Sales Manager.

“We’re proud to be bringing our range, which is made in the UK, to the Defence industry to showcase emerging technologies and develop cross-sector partnerships and international collaboration.”

Along with the new standard, HMG produce a wide range of approved high-quality coatings for practically every purpose for the defence industry.

Made in the UK, HMG’s product range is suitable for equipment such as containers, trailers, vehicles, bridges and armour.

HMG is renowned for its innovative approach to coatings, including corrosion resistant primers, functional topcoats plus CARC and IRR materials approved to UK defence standards.

Alongside their extensive product portfolio, HMG works alongside customers to create tailored solutions and provide market leading technical support and training.

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