Markets and Applications - Acktar black coatings

Markets and Applications

Markets and applications of black coatings & foil products

The use of Acktar coatings yield major improvements in a wide range of products and applications.

Visit the following links to find use cases by categories:

Below is a list of our main marketing and contribution areas:

Market Area Product application Performance enhancement Key words Recommended Acktar products Previous solutions
  Space Satellite optics Satellite star-trackers Space telescopes James Webb space telescope See other space projects using Acktar Black Diffuse black material Scattered light reduction Stray-light suppression Low outgassing No particulates space optics stray light space qualified star trackers high vibration stability Vacuum Black Magic Black Fractal Black Aeroglaze black Anodize tiodize
Passive thermal control Energy absorption space thermal control Nano Black
Defense Cooled and uncooled IR detector parts Cryogenic compatibility Low outgassing IR absorbing IR detectors cold shields cooled detectors Fractal Black Ultra Black Vacuum Black Black paint
Missile seeker parts Reduce stray light and improve image quality stray light optical seekers
Facilitate Detection of Small Targets ‎
Enabling Technology For 3rd Generation Imagers‎
Man Recognition and Identificatio
Remote sensing targets High emittance surface Low emittance surface Selective emissivity Fractal Black Nano Black
Sensing And Imaging IR Optical Systems stray light light absorbing optical noise dark material Fractal Black Magic Black Ultra Black
Thermal cameras Calibration standard; stray light control
Displays LED arrays – contrast enhancement Trap scattered and stray photons contrast optical cross-talk Magic Black Vacuum Black
Semiconductor – wafer level Optical detector arrays Optical signal to noise ratio improvement pixel delineation cross talk contrast Magic Black
Pyroelectric detector array elements Thin absorption layer with low thermal mass detector thermal sensitivity detector sensitivity Fractal Black
Optical MEMS, CMOS sensors, Security sensors Low reflective & high damage threshold Patternable thin black film LithoBlack
Lab on chip High specific area, Ligand support properties Non fluorescence porous biocompatible High specific surface area
Semiconductor equipment manufacturing Process heat dissipation Energy absorption process through-put cool down time heat absorption Fractal Black
UV photo-lithography optics Ghost image suppression, Secondary photons absorption UV tolerant coatings improved optics life damage threshold Vacuum Black Magic Black
Black matrix, color filters, patterned light absorbing blackout material black thin film Litho Black
Optical Instrumentation and laser technologies Black bodies High emissivity true black Fractal Black Ultra Black
Lenses rim Ghost images suppression low reflectivity Vacuum Black
Glass blackening Black pattern; precise photo mask light blocking material black film Vacuum Black
Internal parts Undesired reflection elimination super black Magic Black
Laser beam dumps Energy absorption; high damage thresholds LIDT laser damage threshold laser energy absorption LIDT Magic Black Fractal Black
Laser power meters Energy absorption; high damage thresholds high emissivity high damage threshold
Apertures, baffles Light trapping, baffling, beam stopping black-out material Fractal Black Magic Black Martin black
Astronomic telescopes Black diffuse surfaces, ambient light baffles light absorbing material super dark material
Automotive Optics Safety and IR cameras Infrared optically black material with very low reflectance at grazing angles Metal Velvet Magic Black Hexa Black Nextel Flock paper
Black appliques Minimize reflection, lead to higher signal to noise performance Self-adhesive black foil, high temperature stability, humidity resistance
 HUD parts Block out unwanted light
Medical Optics Endoscopes Stray-light suppression bio-compatible black coating non-fluorescence black membrane Metal velvet Magic Black
Raman spectroscopy Black out material
Capacitors High-performance electrodes Ultra-high specific surface area capacitor electrodes Other products
Solar Energy Thermal solar collectors Black absorber solar selective coating Nano Black
Commercial Digital cinema cameras Stray-light management stray light satin black, matte black, flat black Black Optical Coatings
Wearables Watches and jewelries Black diffuse surfaces Black absorber Visible light absorption super dark material black-out material Vacuum Black Magic Black Metal VelvetLambertian Black Martin Black Black Paints Black anodize
Bioanalytics PCR testing Lower background noise Low fluorescence coating Metal Velvet Magic Black