About Micaceous Iron Oxide Paint

Posted in Product News and Information by Firwood Paints Ltd on October 30th 2017

Corrosive protection needn't be unattractive with Firwood MIO Paint

Micaceous iron oxide (MIO) is a naturally occurring mineral substance and is used as the primary ingredient in some protective coatings and primers due to its anti-corrosive properties. When it is added to a coating and applied to the substrate the flakes align parallel to the surface creating an impermeable barrier to water, oxygen and chemicals. The flakes are strong UV absorbers and extremely weather resistant.

Due to its outstanding anti-corrosive properties MIO paint is widely used as a protective coating on structural building's and equipment where durability is vital. It is often specified by architects looking for corrosive protection with and interesting an attractive finish. It has been used as a corrosion and weather resistant paint throughout Europe for more than 100 years. The Eiffel Tower is one outstanding example.

Firwood offer two MIO paint systems which can be used as an intermediate build coat in a paint system (example shown below) or as a finish in its own right.

Firwood 85 Two Pack Epoxy High Build Miopaint provides excellent anti corrosive properties due to the laminar structure of MIO and a metallic lustre finish. The protective shield/barrier when applied to suitably prepared steelwork gives good anti-corrosive protection in polluted environments. The high build properties of this material permit dry film thicknesses of up to 100 microns to be applied in a single coat.

Firwood 36 Micaceous Iron Oxide (MIO) Paint can be used as an intermediate or finishing coat for steel work and fabrications. Micaceous iron oxide has a platelet type structure which provides an effective barrier for moisture to permeate through coatings, helps improve the corrosion resistance of the paint system and provides essential protection to steelwork exposed to weathering.

Can withstand temperatures up to 100°C and could therefore be used in a system for medium temperature duties

The MIO has a light sparkle effect that gives an attractive finish and is available from stock in black, blue, green, grey/green, leaf green brown and dark grey.

Achieve Outstanding Protection With Firwood's MIO Paint

Firwood are a leading manufacturer of industrial paints, we are dedicated to offering nothing but the very best paints, finishes and treatments for all of our customers' applications. If you're looking for high-quality, anti-corrosive primer and top coats for industrial and maintenance applications, or even just the best products from an experienced manufacturer, get in touch with our team today on 01204 525231.

Alternatively, you can send any questions or concerns that you might have to websales@firwood.co.uk.

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