TMJ-810-ICY Yellow Paint/Coating for Handrails and Signage on Spacecraft

TMJ-810-ICY is a developmental conductive inorganic yellow thermal control paint for use on spacecraft and satellite surfaces exposed to the deleterious effects of the space environment.  This material provides high color contrast, atomic oxygen protection and surface charge dissipation for spacecraft and satellite EVA handrail applications.  This paint was designed to be deposited onto complex surfaces with minimal difficulty or environmental impact to form a coating that maintains optical and electrical properties when exposed to the space environment.

The table below lists the optical and application parameters of cured TMJ-810-ICY.


Nominal Surface Resistivity 108-109 Ω/sq
Thermal Emittance (ε_t) 0.86 ± 0.02
Solar Absorptance (α_s) ~0.30 at ≥ 4.0 mils thickness
Use Temperature Range -180 C to 900 C
Appearance/Color Nonspecular yellow
Nominal Dry Thickness 4.0 ± 1.0 mils (over 85% of coated area)
ASTM D3359A Adhesion Grade Not less than 3A
Full Cure 7 days

View a typical spectral reflectance curve for TMJ-810-ICY (pdf 28KB). Measurements were taken with AZ Technology’s Laboratory Portable SpectroReflectometer LPSR-300.

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