Akita Innovations has been awarded a contract from the Army to develop an improved chemical agent resistant coating (CARC). CARC is a paint used on vehicles and equipment to resist chemical contamination and facilitate cleaning. The U.S. Army uses over a million gallons of coating a year for its combat vehicles. One of the key jobs of a coating, in addition to providing corrosion resistance and camouflage, is protecting its occupants from chemical agent exposure. Akita is developing novel monomers for the coating that could have applications to other contamination-resistant coatings as well.