Purchasing

In order to comply with UK export control regulations we are required to verify the identity and credentials of potential clients and the nature of their proposed use of Vantablack.  If you wish to purchase Vantablack coatings, the following applies:

1. Vantablack coatings cannot be supplied to private individuals.

1. Vantablack coatings cannot be supplied to private individuals.

Only verified companies, research facilities and educational establishments can order a sample of Vantablack. The coating is not available to private individuals at this time and we can’t accept orders from private email addresses.
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2. Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS generic samples require an export license

2. Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS generic samples require an export license

Under current UK Government legislation Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS require an export licence for generic samples as they have no specific end use function. 

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3. Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS applications may not require an export license

3. Vantablack and Vantablack S-VIS applications may not require an export license

Many customer parts may not need an export licence as this is dependent on how the coated part will be used.

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4. Non-UK customers will require additional export documentation for samples

4. Non-UK customers will require additional export documentation for samples

Non-UK customers are required to complete one of the following undertaking forms in order to comply with UK export legislation (form download will start as soon as you click the links).

 

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How do I proceed?

“I have an existing product or new development to discuss”

“I have an existing product or new development to discuss”

If you have an existing product or new development, and wish to discuss this with a technical representative, please call +44 (0) 1273 515899, email enquiries@surreynanosystems.com or use our contact page.

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“I would like a sample or educational display unit”

“I would like a sample or educational display unit”

If you wish to purchase standard development samples or an educational display unit, please visit our samples page for more detail on available substrates and sizes, and complete the sample request form.

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“I would like a bespoke development sample”

“I would like a bespoke development sample”

If you wish to purchase bespoke development samples on non-standard substrates, please call +44 (0) 1273 515899, email enquiries@surreynanosystems.com or use our contact page. Please provide as much detail as possible in your message.

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“I need technical performance data”

“I need technical performance data”

If you are looking for technical performance data, please click here.

“I need help with the OIEL/SIEL documentation”

“I need help with the OIEL/SIEL documentation”

If you would like help with completing the OIEL or SIEL documentation, please call +44 (0) 1273 515899, or email enquiries@surreynanosystems.com. Or visit: www.gov.uk/export-control-licence 

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