AMJ-600-IR is an inorganic red 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-600-IR can be spray deposited with standard air spray coating equipment or high-volume low-pressure systems to form a bendable organic nonspecular red marker coating for use on emblems, logos, signs etc.
This spacecraft / satellite paint has been thoroughly tested in space, having been flown on the Materials International Space Station Experiment (MISSE). AZ Technology used AMJ-600-IR in coating all NASA logos currently on the International Space Station (view image at lower left).
The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured AMJ-600-IR
|Nominal Surface Resistivity||N/A|
|Thermal Emittance (ε_t)||0.91 ± 0.02|
|Solar Absorptance (α_s)||~0.45 at ≥ 3.0 mils thickness|
|Use Temperature Range||-180 C to 900 C|
|Nominal Dry Thickness||3.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)|
|ASTM D3359A Adhesion Grade||Not less than 3A|
|Full Cure||7 Days|
|Coating coverage estimates can be found here.|
Note: terms reflectance, emittance and absorptance and terms reflectivity, emissivity and absorptivity are often used interchangeably.
1On screen color may vary.