Meet the Materials Behind the James Webb Images

There’s black. And then there’s the black so deep and intense no light can escape it. A black so dark it removes all interferences, allowing James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to capture never-before-seen images of the universe, old and majestic.

Acktar’s Fractal Black™ coating is a critical component in JWST, currently finishing calibrations on its way to take position far beyond Earth’s orbit. Capable of withstanding the cryogenic temperatures required by the telescope’s precise cameras and sensors, our ultra-black coating prevents stray light from interfering with image acquisition, and makes reliable measurements possible.

Discover how Acktar’s Fractal Black™ coating can ensure you get the best performance out of your instruments. The sky is no longer the limit.