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August 1, 2014 - With spectral absorbance of 99.99% and wide band performance from UV to IR, Acktar Light Absorbent Foil eliminates light reflectance in applications where direct coating of parts is not practical, including optical packaging, laser devices, infrared systems, or passive thermal control. Available in pre-cut patterns or large sheets up to 200 x 600 mm, RoHS-compliant foil is compatible with Class 1 cleanrooms and has adhesive back for mounting to wide range of surfaces.

Acktar Light Absorbent Foil Eliminates Light Reflectance

Edmund Optics
101 E. Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ, 08007

Press release date: July 31, 2014

Spectral absorbance of 99.99%

Barrington, N.J. - Edmund Optics® (EO), the premier provider of optical components, introduces Acktar Light Absorbent Foil .  The foil is used to eliminate light reflectance in applications where the direct coating of parts is not practical, including optical packaging, laser devices and platforms, infrared (IR) systems or passive thermal control.

Acktar Light Absorbent Foil features a spectral absorbance of 99.99% and provides extremely wide band performance from the ultraviolet (UV) to the IR for excellent versatility. The RoHS compliant material features high emissivity with low reflectance, low outgassing and offers compatibility with class 1 cleanrooms.

Adhesive back mounts to a wide range of surfaces
Acktar Light Absorbent Foil is available in pre-cut patterns or large sheets, up to 200 x 600 mm, which are ideal for custom patterns.  An adhesive back provides for easy mounting to a wide assortment of surfaces.  Coating varieties include Metal Velvet and Spectral Black, which both use a foil substrate, Fractal Black, with a stainless steel substrate, and Magic Black with an aluminum plate substrate. A Light Absorbing Foil Sample Kit includes all four coating types.  A Metal Velvet Stray Light Control Kit includes nine sheet sizes for outstanding flexibility. Acktar Light Absorbent Foil is in-stock and available for immediate delivery for fast turnaround and excellent value.

About EO:
Edmund Optics® (EO) is a leading producer of optics, imaging, and photonics technology for R&D, electronics, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, biomedical, and military markets around the globe. EO is the world's largest supplier of off-the-shelf optical components. Customers can purchase items by contacting EO at 1-800-363-1992, via the catalog, or via the website at

Company Contact:
Kirsten Bjork-Jones
Director Global Marketing Communications
Edmund Optics®, Inc.
101 East Gloucester Pike
Barrington, NJ 08007 U.S.A.
Phone: 1-800-363-1992
Fax: 1-856-573-6295

European Contact:
Agnes Huebscher
Director European Marketing
Edmund Optics
Zur Giesserei 8
76227 Karlsruhe, Germany
Tel.:   +49 (0)721-62737-38
Fax:   +49 (0) 721 6273750
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