AMJ-400-IG Green Paint/Coating for Logos and Emblems on Spacecraft

AMJ-400-IG Sample After 4 Years in Space on MISSE
Above AMJ-400-IG sample stayed the same color after 4 years of space exposure on MISSE.

AMJ-400-IG is an inorganic green paint developed for use on spacecraft, satellites and Beta cloth utilized in the manufacture of MLI blankets.  A specialized pigment in a silicate binder, AMJ-400-IG can be spray deposited with standard air spray coating equipment or high-volume low-pressure systems to form a bendable inorganic nonspecular green marker coating use on emblems, logos, signs etc. on spacecraft / satellites.

This spacecraft / satellite paint has been thoroughly tested in space, having been flown on the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE).

View pre- and post-flight data for AMJ-400-IG on MISSE (after 4 years in space) .

The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-400-LSR

Nominal Surface ResistivityN/A
Thermal Emittance (ε_t)0.90 ± 0.02
Solar Absorptance (α_s)~0.56 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness
Use Temperature Range-180 C to 900 C
Appearance/ColorNonspecular green
Nominal Dry Thickness3.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)
ASTM D3359A Adhesion GradeNot less than 3A
Full Cure7 Days
Coating coverage estimates can be found here.

1On screen color may vary.

Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.