lomitwrench LO/MIT Technical Specifications

The LO/MIT products are silver-colored, non thickness dependent, low emissivity radiant barrier paints. They may be used in almost any application where infrared (heat) reflectivity or diffuse light reflectivity is required, ranging from attic heat barriers (Interior Radiation Control Coating Systems-IRCCS) to heat shields in automotive applications, lighting fixture reflectors, reflective radiant barrier roof coatings, aeronautics, appliances, process piping, power generation and many other applications. Their high temperature tolerance, low emissivity, excellent adhesion, UV resistance, flexibility and weather-durability make them unique in the field of high technology industrial coatings. They are the ONLY 1 part, premixed heat reflecting coatings in the market.


PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

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 WATER-BASED     FORMULATIONS

LO/MIT-II

LO/MIT-II MAX

LO/MIT-II MAX (H)**

Emissivity

0.170-0.190
substrate dependent

0.145-0.170
substrate dependent

0.145-0.170
substrate dependent

Reflectivity

82-86%
substrate dependent

84-87%
substrate dependent

84-87%
substrate dependent

Binder

Siliconized Acrylic

100% Silicone emulsion

100% Silicone emulsion

Solvent

DI Water

DI Water

DI Water

Temperature Range

-100 to +400°F (204°C)(when cured)

-100 to +1000°F (538°C)(when cured)

-100 to +1000°F (538°C)(when cured)

Storage Temperature

+40 to +80°F
(+5 to +27°C)

+40 to +80°F
(+5 to +27°C)

+40 to +80°F
(+5 to +27°C)

Viscosity

2-4cP

2-4cP

2-4cP

Coverage Rate

250-350 sq-ft/gal brush or roll-applied, 350-450 sq-ft/gal with hand-held sprayer, 450-800 sq-ft/gal with automated spray equipment. Substrate and application method will vary coverage rates.

Mixing

Supplied one-part system, premixed and ready for use. No thinning required or suggested. Mix well before using. Agitate during application, if possible.

VOC

Regulatory:
218.10g/L

Regulatory:
215.48 g/L

Regulatory:
214.80 g/L

Actual: 52.98 g/L

Actual: 53.55 g/L

Actual: 59.76 g/L

Clean Up

Soap & Water, Isopropyl Alcohol if Necessary

Soap & Water, Isopropyl Alcohol if Necessary

Soap & Water, Isopropyl Alcohol if Necessary

Surface Burning Characteristics

Not Determined

Class A Fire Rated

Class A Fire Rated

Flamespread: N/A
Smoke Developed: N/A

Flamespread: 0
Smoke Developed: 0

Flamespread: 0
Smoke Developed: 0

Shelf Life (Unopened or opened*)

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

 SOLVENT-BASED FORMULATIONS

LO/MIT-I

LO/MIT-I MAX

LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB)***

Emissivity

0.200-0.230
substrate dependent

0.130-0.160
substrate dependent

0.070-0.100
substrate dependent

Reflectivity

80-85%
substrate dependent

83.5-87.5%
substrate dependent

84-87%
substrate dependent

Binder

100% Silicone

100% Silicone

100% Silicone

Solvent

Xylene

Xylene

Xylene

Temperature Range

-100 to +1000°F (538°C)

-100 to +1000°F (538°C)

-100 to +1000°F (538°C)

Storage Temperature

-50 to +80°F
(-45 to +27°C)

-50 to +80°F
(-45 to +27°C)

-50 to +80°F
(-45 to +27°C)

Viscosity

2-4cP

2-4cP

2-4cP

Coverage Rate

250-350 sq-ft/gal brush or roll-applied, 350-450 sq-ft/gal with hand-held sprayer, 450-800 sq-ft/gal with automated spray equipment. Substrate and application method will vary coverage rates.

Mixing

Supplied one-part system, premixed and ready for use. No thinning required or suggested. Mix well before using. Agitate during application, if possible.

VOC

Regulatory:
664.41 g/L

Regulatory:
684.79 g/L

Regulatory:
Not Determined

Actual: 664.41 g/L

Actual: 684.79 g/L

Actual: Not Determined

Clean Up

Xylene

Xylene

Xylene

Surface Burning Characteristics

Class A Fire Rated

Class A Fire Rated

Not Determined

Flamespread: 0
Smoke Dev.: 3

Flamespread: 0
Smoke Dev.: 3

Flamespread: N/A
Smoke Developed: N/A

Shelf Life (Unopened or opened*)

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

Best used within 1 year of manufacture date

* The LO/MIT coatings can be re-used after opening if sealed tightly and stored in a cool place. Mix well before re-use.

** Contact us for more information and availability

*** Currently not available to the general public, please contact us for more information


ABRASION

Because of the nature of their pigmentation, the LO/MIT coatings are generally soft and will not withstand severe abrasion. The following should be considered depending on the level of abrasion in environment you wish to use LO/MIT:

No abrasion exposure: LO/MIT-II MAX

Modest abrasion exposure: LO/MIT-II, LO/MIT-II MAX (H)

Moderate abrasion exposure: LO/MIT-I, LO/MIT-I MAX, LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB)


SURFACE PREPARATION

Normally, adhesion is the only factor that will be affected by surface preparation. Optical properties will remain constant except on surfaces that are very porous such as brick and cement. To improve optical properties and extend coverage on porous surfaces, appropriate primers may be used to increase surface smoothness. On metallic substrates such as cold rolled or galvanized steel that may be subject to possible corrosion or oxidation, appropriate primers should be used. In all cases, the surface should be dry and free of oil and surface dust.

Surfaces that are already painted or primed should be tested for compatibility with LO/MIT-I, LO/MIT-I MAX and LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB) by applying a small test patch for possible reaction to the solvents used. LO/MIT-II, LO/MIT-II MAX & LO/MIT-II MAX (H) will normally not react since they are water borne systems.

Plastics may require surface treatment (i.e. – corona etching or CO2 snow jet) to increase adhesion with water formulations and should be tested for compatibility with solvent formulations. LO/MIT-II, LO/MIT-II MAX and LO/MIT-II MAX (H) have not been found to react adversely with most plastic substrates.

Most building materials such as wood, plasterboard, paper faced insulation batts, fibrous ceiling tiles and painted metal roof decking require no surface preparation except that they be clean and dust free. Masonry surfaces should be allowed to cure for a minimum of one month prior to the application of LO/MIT.


INSTALLATION

lomitLO/MIT radiant heat barrier paints are low viscosity coatings and may be installed using standard air, airless or HVLP spray equipment. Spray nozzles should be appropriate for coatings that approximate the viscosity of water. Spray pressures should be kept as low as possible to lessen over-spray but also yield a uniform surface coat. Remote pressure pots should be equipped with air driven agitators. In all cases, the coating should be mixed during application to keep the pigments in suspension. Electrostatic application requires that the coatings be tested for the equipment being used. Additional solvents may be required for good electrostatic application.

LO/MIT may also be applied using low nap rollers. Coverage rates will drop approximately 25% when applied in this manner. Rollers should be solvent resistant when using LO/MIT-I, LO/MIT-I MAX or LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB). Brush application will generally leave streak marks in the surface and is not recommended.


CURING

LO/MIT-I, LO/MIT-I MAX and LOMIT-I MAX (XRB) will skin dry within one minute after application. Full cure will generally occur within 15 minutes to 1 hour depending on ambient temperature and humidity.

LO/MIT-II and LO/MIT-II MAX (H) will skin dry within 5 minutes after application. Full cure may take from several hours to several weeks, depending on ambient temperature and humidity conditions present, so avoid contact and abrasion during this time. For best results, LO/MIT-II MAX (H) should be heat cured at 400F for 15+ mins.

LO/MIT-II MAX will skin dry within 10 to 15 minutes after application. Full cure may take from several weeks to six months or more depending on ambient temperature and humidity conditions present, so avoid contact and abrasion during this time.

Curing can be accelerated by application of heat up to 400°F (204°C) for 15 minutes. Do not exceed temperatures of 400°F with LO/MIT-II. Do not exceed temperatures of 1000°F with LO/MIT-I, LO/MIT-I MAX, LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB), LO/MIT-II MAX or LO/MIT-II MAX (H). Experimentation will determine the best curing procedures for your particular environment.


PACKAGING and SHIPPING

LO/MIT-I & LO/MIT-I MAX:
Available in 1 Quart & 1 Gallon cans and 5 Gallon steel pails

Weights and Volumes:

1.0 Quarts (0.95 Liters) – 2.0 lbs (0.91 Kg)
1.0 Gallons (3.785 Liters) – 8.0 lbs (3.64 Kg)
5.0 Gallons (18.925 Liters) – 42.0 lbs (19.09 Kg)
*Flammable Liquid n.o.s. (Contains Xylene & Methyl Ethyl Ketone)
UN1993, Class 3, Packing Group II

LO/MIT-II & LO/MIT-II MAX:
Available in 5 Gallon plastic pails only

Weights and Volumes:

5.0 Gallons (18.925 Liters) – 45.0 lbs (20.45 Kg)
*non-hazardous

LO/MIT-II MAX (H) & LO/MIT-I MAX (XRB)

Contact factory for details and availability


All packaging is certified for air freight and available for export. All freight charges FOB Ewing, NJ.

*MSDS information available upon request. Packaging charges are extra and not included in our pricing schedule.