AZ Technology developed most of its existing line of materials, paints, and coatings for use on spacecraft, satellites and specialized terrestrial applications such as solar panels and observatories to meet specific customer-driven optical and resistivity requirements. Our product designs are low outgassing and space stable and meet toxicity and flammability requirements. AZ Technology tailors product properties such as reflectance, emittance, ESD, and color to your specific requirements. We have the expertise and facilities to develop, produce and apply products to meet your specifications.
Most of our coatings have been exposed to the space environment for long periods of time. Specifically, AZ Technology’s coatings have been applied to: Optical Properties Monitor (OPM) attached to the outside of the Russian MIR space station (approx. 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 itself (1 to 10 years).
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. Links to detailed pdf’s or htmls are given below the table.
|Product||Property||Binder||Color||Solar Abs (α_s)||Thermal Emittance (ε_t)||Sheet Resistance (Ω/sq)|
|White Thermal Control and Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Paint/Coatings|
|Black Non-conductive and Electrostatic Dissipative (ESD) Paint/Coatings|
|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-4020||TCC||Epoxy||White||~0.15 AM 0, ~0.10 AM 1.5||~0.88||N/A|
|Color Paint/Coatings for Logos and Emblems on Spacecraft/Satellites|
|Other Paint/Coatings and Materials|
|MLP-300-AZ||Primer||Epoxy Based||Light Gray|
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)
2. Paint Storage and Shelf Life (pdf)