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Stray Light Control Kit

Metal Velvet Foil Pre-forms

A simple, cost effective solution which makes it possible to benefit from the performance of Acktar ýblack coatings in a DIY (Do It Yourself) manner
Acktar’s well-known black coated light absorbing foils are now available as 2D or 3D preforms for attachment ýto parts of any shape – flat, concave, convex, etc. The preforms are supplied “ready for use” and are simply ýbonded in place on the customer’s parts - by the customer.ý
In accordance with the application – the preforms can be based on any of Acktar’s coated foil products ýcombined with a variety of adhesives, such as low outgassing, high temperature etc.

Sample kit layouts (dimension in cm):


Stray Light Control Kit - MV233


 Now available either from Acktar Store or from the Edmund Optics catalog - Order Now




  • Laser beam dump
  • Stray light suppression
  • Laser safety screen
  • Projectors & Displays
  • Inspection black contrast
  • Baffles & apertures
  • Thermal management
  • Spectrometers
  • Calibration standards
  • Black box


Custom design & patterning, Die cut or Kiss-cut format


Working Temperatures

without adhesive

long  term:  -196 oC  to +350 oC,   short term:  up to  + 400  oC

with standard adhesive

long  term:  - 40 oC   to +121 oC,   short term:  up to  +177 oC

with optional hi-temp adhesive

long  term:  - 40  oC   to +180 oC,   short term:  up to  +300 oC

Coating Chemical Content

completely inorganic

Foil Substrate


Aluminum  foil - standard


total 165 microns nominal applied to surface


5-8 microns typical


50 microns typical

foil substrate

115 microns typical

Abrasion Resistance

light – should not be rubbed or scratched

Humidity Resistance

MIL-C- 48497A

Storage and Shelf Life – adhesive limited

storage conditions

indoor conditions (temperature approx. 210C; RH approx. 50%)

standard shelf life

To obtain best performance, applied adhesive and remove protective within 6 months of shipment from Acktar


compressed dry air or nitrogen

Delivery Formats

standard – sheets 200 or 300 mm width

Additional Options


die-cuts per customer drawing


low-outgassing adhesive

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