• Completely inorganic
  • Ultra Thin: conforms to sharp edges; enhances compliance with part tolerances; low coating mass; “no” additional weight
  • Made with Extremely low outgassing materials
  • Wide-range thermal stability
  • Excellent adhesion to metals, glass, ceramics, heat-resistant polymers
  • High vibration stability
  • Abrasion resistant
  • High resistance to solvents (acetone, alcohol)
  • Tailored thermal conductivity
  • Tailored electrical conductive coating
  • Bonding of lenses/baffles on top of Acktar coating allowable
  • No Particulation
  • High resistance to ATOX and space radiation
  • Environmentally clean (product and process)
  • Tailored surface topology


  • Stray light absorption / suppression – ultraviolet absorption, Infrared absorption, visible light absorption
  • infrared detector cold shields
  • Space-borne optical systems
  • Detector and optical system parts – cooled and un-cooled
  • Sharp edged diaphragms & blades
  • Optical packaging
  • Available as a black coated foil with or without adhesive in rolls
  • Black bodies, laser energy meters, thermal radiation detectors
  • Passive thermal control coatings with tailored absorptance/emittance – black, white, or selective
  • Black layers for contrast enhancement in displays and LED modules
  • Solar energy absorbers
  • Applications requiring ultra-high specific surface area
  • High performance capacitor/battery electrodes
  • Nano-porous materials



Acktar Direct Black Coatings Brochure

Acktar Black Foils and Films Brochure



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