The Vantablack S-VIS Spray Paint is As Black As Can Be

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Mar 15, 2016
References: surreynanosystems & gizmag
The Vantablack coating has recently been getting a lot of attention for being the blackest of black coatings ever developed; now however, the Surrey Nanosystems invention is available in the form of a black spray paint -- the blackest black spray paint ever made.

The Vantablack S-VIS coating is capable of trapping 99.8 per cent of visible, infrared and ultraviolet light, meaning that it is 17 times less reflective than the hyper-black paint used in NASA's Hubble telescope. This spray paint is easy to apply and can be used to coat large and complex objects made out of a wide variety of materials, although a number of pre- and post-application steps are required.

This black spray paint could have applications in a number of domains and could be used for everything from commercial products like cameras to high-tech space technologies.