by Ron Joseph
Infra-red Absorbing Pigments and Paints
Q.I am looking for a paint that will absorb strongly in the shortwave
infrared (1000 to 1700 nanometers). I need to apply a paint coat to optics enclosures
to minimizes scattering of infrared radiation. Would you know of a vendor
that specializes in these paints ?
A. You might start by calling the coating vendors who sell to the military. In particular, you might try Hentzen Coatings:
Director of Technology, Research & Development
Hentzen Coatings, Inc.
6937 W Mill Road
Milwaukee, WI 53218
If Bhaskar is not there, try Al Hentzen or someone in their research lab.
Also, you might try to call the Sherwin-Williams A.W. Steudel Center. The
only person for whom I have a contact number is as follows:
Douglas B. Wolf
Doug will be able to dfirect you to the chemists who work with military
Also try Deft, Inc. in Irvine, CA:
Tracy Garrett, Jr.
VP Industrial Sales
17451 Von Karman Ave.
Irvine, CA 92614