Markets and Applications

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

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
black Anodize
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
Magic Black
Pyroelectric detector array elements Thin absorption layer with low thermal mass detector thermal sensitivity
detector sensitivity
Fractal Black
Optical MEMS,
CMOS 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 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
Flock paper
Black appliques Minimize reflection, lead to higher signal to noise performance Self-adhesive black foil, flock paper, 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