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Organic Polysilazane IOTA 9108

Organic Polysilazane IOTA 9108


IOTA 9108 is a liquid polysilazane with a Si-N structure, the main functional bonds are Vi and Si-H. It is specially designed for UV-curing and heat-curing coating systems. IOTA 9108 has low viscosity and good adhesion, can be applied to various types of substrates by smearing, dipping, spraying, brushing and other methods, the main substrates are metals, alloys, glass, paint films and plastics (such as PP, PC, PVC, PMMA), etc.


Product Features

Low viscosity

High temperature resistance

Various curing methods

Non-flammable after curing

Anti-oxidation, anti-corrosion

Easy to clean

Good adhesion on the metal ceramic graphite materials





Non-flammable composites

Polymer matrix composites

Glass and Abrasives

Applications with low surface tension and easy to clean


Technical index 

Appearance: Colorless to light yellow transparent liquid

Molecular weight (Mn): 900-1000

Solid content: ≥99% (other contents could be customized)

Density: 0.98g/cm3-0.99g/cm3

Ceramic density: 1.60-2.00 g/cm-3

Viscosity: 10cp-40cp

Cracking threshold: 100µm+(coating thickness)


Curing conditions

1. High temperature curing 

a. without catalyst:Heating temperature200℃-280℃

b. add Peroxide type thermal crosslinking agent②:Heating temperature120℃-180℃

c. add platinum catalyst:Heating temperature: 80℃-100℃

2. UV curing③:add Cleavage type photoinitiator

The cured coating perform well in indoor environments, but the toughness of the coating will turn to be weak after 300℃.

Cured hardness: 6H

hydrophobic angle: 100°-105°

Recommended temperature of varnish coating: <600℃

Recommended operating temperature with main coating: <1600℃

Ceramic yield (800℃): 40%-60%

Cured ceramic yield(800℃): 60%-70%

Chemical masking: perform good with O2H2O and other gas

Linear shrinkage: <1%

Transmittance (visible light): >95%

Metal Adhesion (Cross-Hatch): 0 grade

Shelf life: 12months in unopened condition


① IOTA 9108 will generate the coating film with no hardness, poor adhesion and transparency after 3 days cured in room temperature.

② IOTA 9108 could be cured with high temperature, it will reduce the heating temperature and curing time by adding the thermal crosslinking agentwhich has no effect on coating hardness, color, adhesion and other properties.

③ The UV cured coating of IOTA 9108 perform well in room temperature, but the high temperature resistance is poor as cured by UV, the coating will turn to be yellowing when the temperature up to 300℃+.

④ The operate temperature of IOTA 9108 coating is related to the film thickness. The higher thickness, the better protective performance, but it easy to crack in high temperature.


Cracking conditions

IOTA 9108 cured product converted to amorphous ceramics by high temperature cracking, eventually get crystalline ceramics. It is amorphous product below 1400 ℃, begin to crystallize above 1400 ℃. Ceramic product composition has great relationship with cracking atmosphere, SiC and Si3N4 under nitrogen or argon; mainly Si3N4 under Ammonia; mainly SiOCN under air conditions.

In addition, the cured product cracking is easily influenced by filler, and result affects the composition of the final ceramic product.



The product could be miscible with most non-polar solvents, such as alkanes, ethers, ketones, esters. Insoluble in alcohol and ether solvents, such as diethylene glycol dimethyl ether, diethylene glycol dibutyl ether, tetraethyl ether Butyl glycol ether.

It’s also miscible with a variety of resins, such as epoxy silicone resin, silicone resin, it will shorten the curing time and improve resin hardness when mixed with silicone resins.


Operation method

It should be carried out in a dry, cool and well-ventilated environment, away from heat and fire sources when using them.

Necessary protective measures, such as gloves, masks, etc., should be used when taking them; uncured ones should not be placed close to fire sources, humid air, or water.

When the polysilazane is opened and used, the container must be sealed in time. After use, replace the air in the container with nitrogen/argon, and store it in a sealed package.

Unused paint that has been formulated cannot be recycled and should be disposed of in accordance with local regulations.

Products beyond the shelf life can be used only after they have passed the test.


Packed with metal container in 100ml, 1L and 5L.



Proper cleaning methods are important, quickly wipe down the surface with acetone or mineral spirits after use.

Once IOTA 9108 is cured, the coating cannot be washed away by solvent.


The storage environment should be dry, cool and well ventilated, away from heat and fire sources. The packaging container must be kept tightly closed and handled with care. The storage temperature should be kept between 0°C and 20°C, and the storage period is 12 months.

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