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Product Line of Paints/Coatings

 

AZ Technology developed most of its existing line of materials, paint and coatings for use on spacecraft, satellites and specialized terrestrial applications such as solar panels and observatories to meet specific customer-driven optical and/or resistivity requirements. Thus most of AZ Technology's existing line of paints/coatings are designed to be low-outgassing and space stable and to meet toxicity and flammability requirements. Many of their properties (reflectance, emittance, SRI, ESD, color) can be tailored to the customer's specific needs and, if needed, AZ Technology has the expertise and facilities to develop, produce and apply new paints.

To view what coatings face in space visit our Logos In Space website

 

Artist Rendition of Proposed Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, Courtesy of Tom Kekona, K.C. Environmental, Inc.

Independent Advanced Technology Solar Telescope (ATST) Study Finds AZ Technology's AZJ-4020 Custom White Coating Displays Superior Thermal Control After 1 Year of Weathering at Haleakalā High Altitude Observatories Site.

Most of our coatings have been exposed to the space environment for long periods of time on the Optical Properties Monitor (OPM) attached to the outside of the Russian MIR space station (appox.9 months), the MIR MEEP POSA-I experiment (approx. 1 year), the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE) attached to the outside of the International Space Station (approx. 4 years), and/or on the exterior of the International Space Station (1 to 10 years).

Summary of AZ Technology coatings spaceflight history.

 

 

 

Z-93P, S13GP:6N/L0-I, YB-71, YB-71P, S13GP:6N, MH21-IP, MH21:6N/L0

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To view a slate of photos of the International Space Station that highlight AZ's coatings visit our Logos In Space website.
  Below is a brief summary of AZ Technology's existing line of paints/coatings and their thermal and conductivity properties. The product names are linked to detailed descriptions, specifications, and summaries of performance in space testing. Additional links to detailed pdf's or htmls are given below the table. For brevity, the following acronyms are used for various properties:

-Thermal Control Paint/Coating (TCC);
-Electrically Conductive Paint/Coating (CC) (static dissipative);
-Marker/Logo Paint/Coating (MLC) for emblems, flags, symbols and navigation guides, etc.
 
White Thermal Control and Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Paint/Coatings  
Name Property1 Binder Color Solar Abs (α_s) Thermal Emittance (ε_t) Sheet Resistance (Ω/sq)
AZ-93 TCC Inorganic White 0.15±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
AZW/LA-II TCC Inorganic White 0.09±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
AZ-2000-IECW TCC, CC Inorganic White 0.28±0.02 0.90±0.02 104-106
AZ-2100-IECW TCC, CC Inorganic White 0.19±0.02 0.90±0.02 108-109
AZ-400-LSW2 TCC Organic White 0.15±0.02 0.89±0.02 na
Black Non-conductive and Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Paint/Coatings
ML-210-IB TCC Inorganic Black 0.98±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
RM-550-IB TCC Inorganic Black 0.97±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
AZ-1000-ECB TCC, CC Inorganic Black 0.97±0.02 0.89±0.02 102-104
RM-550-LSB TCC Organic Black 0.97±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
MLS-85-SB TCC Organic Black 0.98±0.02 0.91±0.02 na
MLS-85-SB-C TCC, CC Organic Black 0.98±0.02 0.91±0.02 ~105
High Temperature Low Emittance Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Paint/Coating
AZ-3700-LSW TCC, CC Organic Gray 0.22 - 0.25 0.25 - 0.33 106-109
New White Thermal Control Paint/Coating for Space and Terrestrial Applications
AZJ-40203 TCC Epoxy White

~0.15 AM 0, ~0.10 AM 1.5

~0.86 na
Color Paint/Coatings for Logos and Emblems on Spacecraft/Satellites
AMJ-400-IG MLC Inorganic Green ~0.56 0.90±0.02 na
AMJ-600-IR MLC Inorganic Red ~0.45 0.91±0.02 na
AMJ-700-IBU MLC Inorganic Blue ~0.75 0.88±0.02 na
AMJ-710-IBU MLC Inorganic Skyblue ~0.54 0.89±0.02 na
TMS-800-IY MLC Inorganic Yellow ~0.36 0.89±0.02 na
TMJ-810-ICY MLC, CC Inorganic Yellow ~0.30 0.86±0.02 108-109
TMJ-20-LSB MLC Organic Black ~0.96 0.91±0.02 na
AMJ-450-LSG MLC Organic Green ~0.56 0.85±0.02 na
AMJ-650-LSR MLC Organic Red ~0.48 0.89±0.02 na
AMJ-750-LSBU MLC Organic Blue ~0.76 0.81±0.02 na
AMJ-760-LSBU MLC Organic Skyblue ~0.54 0.89±0.02 na
TMJ-850-LSY MLC Organic Yellow ~0.36 0.86±0.02 na
Other Paint/Coatings and Materials
MLP-300-AZ Primer Epoxy Based Light Gray      
AZT-4000-ALICO4 Foil Tape AZ-93 coated Aluminum foil tape with Y966 adhesive
AZT-4000-KICO4 Foil Tape AZ-93 coated Kapton tape with Y966 adhesive
 
  1TCC: Thermal Control Paint/Coating; CC: Electrically Conductive Paint/Coating(Electrostatic Dissipative, ESD); MLC: Marker/Logo Paint/Coating for emblems, flags, navigational guides etc.
  2This coating was previously ML-440-WSO
  3Terrestrial and space coating custom made for solar observatory.
  4Detailed specifications page unavailable. Please call for details.
  *Note: Paint refers to a liquid coating prior to application and coating to a fully dry coating after application. Also, terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.
  1)Coatings Substrate Compatibility (pdf or html) 2) Paint Storage and Shelf Life (pdf or html)
  3) Insitu Surface Charge Accumulation (pdf 56KB) 4) Paint Coverage Estimates (pdf or html)

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