Textile Coatings - DM685

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Dupre Minerals’ MicaShield is a stable, water based, dispersion of high aspect ratio platelets produced by the controlled exfoliation of specially selected vermiculite ores; vermiculite is the name given to a group of hydrated laminar aluminium-iron-magnesium silicate minerals. 

The MicaShield product range offers temperature resistant coatings up to 1100 °C that are non-flammable (unformulated) or, for formulated products incorporating organic additives, of limited flammibilty.

MicaShield products are safe and easy to use, non-toxic and enviromentally-friendly.  DM685 is a highly beneficiated, non-flammable, 100% inorganic, product.  It is commonly used to coat glass textiles where it is the main constituent of the cloth finish.

Why Use Micashield DM685?

  • Protective coating for Fibre Glass Textiles
  • Flame and Heat Protective Barriers
  • Specialist Films / Coatings
  • Industrial Fireproofing for combustible building materials

How To Apply Micashield

  • Conventional industrial textile coating techniques.
  • Dilute with de-mineralised water to the appropriate solids content for the level of coating required.
  • Brush or roller on to flat surfaces / spray on to large or difficult areas.
  • It is the user’s responsibility to establish the correct formulation and dilution for their process / application.

Typical Properties

D90 (90% of particles less than) 175 μm Ph ~9
D90 (90% of particles less than)
175 μm
Solids Content
22.2 %
Organic Additives
0 %
1767 cP
Gold / brown
*Brookfield viscometer, spindle No. 5 at 20 rpm.

Information presented above is given in good faith as accurate and reliable but is not to be taken as a guarantee. The figures provided are intended to be a guide to expected average values and should not be interpreted as a specification. Any potential applications referred to are not to be construed as recommendations. It is the responsibility of the user to determine suitability for any specific purpose.