The Micaceous Hematite Iron Oxide Powder is a unique mineral and a very different from other grades of Iron Ore. The production of Micaceous Iron Oxide Powder is very limited in our country. Made using Micaceous Hematite, the Micaceous Iron Oxide Powder is a naturally occurring lamellar form of ferrous oxide for use in manufacturing paint coatings, the thin flake Micaceous Iron Oxide Powder particles appear as sharply defined red translucent platelets. Without doubt, the Micaceous Iron Oxide Powder is the most important barrier pigment used in coatings to protect structural steelworks from corrosion. The Micaceous Iron Oxide Powder has a 100-year record of successful use on many types of steel structures throughout the world.  The MIO Powder reflects ultraviolet light, allows water vapor to escape from the substrate, and is chemically resistant.

Quality of MIO

Micaceous iron oxides (MIO) are rather scarce, and significant natural resources are known to be available in Europe (Austria), Asia (China), Australia and Africa, and now in Iran. There are differences in mineralogy and iron content. The most important quality criteria of MIO products according to EN ISO 10601 and ASTM 5532 are:

Content of lamellar particles (minimum 65% for grade A,EN ISO 10601)MIO

Fe2O3 content (min. 85%)

Color of product (grey with metallic sheen)

Particle size distribution (PSD) specified

MIO usag:

Coating: Polymers: Ceramics: Special Application:
Heavy Dusty Corrosion protection Pipes and profiles Tiles Drilling rigs
Decorative metallic protection Films sanitary-Ware Electricity transmission towers
Partial replacement of Zinc-Dust Automotive parts —————— Brake pads
Thin film Corrosion protection Appliances —————– Friction material
Powder coating Synthetic fiber —————- Welding rods
Coil Coating ———————– —————– ———————-

ADT MIOs are aviable in 3 tyape

 MIO 01 MIO 02  MIO 03
Fe2O3  Content 88-90% 88-90% 75-80%
Density 4.7-4.8 4.7-4.8 4.2
Particle Shape Lamellar Lamellar Lamellar & spiral
Loss Of ignition <3 <3 <6
PH 9+1 9+1 9+1
Particle Size 106µ 2000µ 1000µ
Color Silver- Gray Silver- Gray Red