What is VBx?
VBx is a range of super-black coatings for use in visual, architectural, artistic and scientific settings.
Can private individuals purchase VBx coatings?
No, not at this time due to the coating being classed under EU Directive 2004/42/CE Special Finish Coatings.
Only specialist paint contractors who have undergone application training can purchase VBx 2.
VBx 1 is only supplied through SNS.
VBx1 is also rated as dual-use by the UK government, so in some cases an export license may be required.
VBx2 does not require an export license.
Please note that you cannot paint VBx paints by brush and they are not a suitable surface to paint on to due to their open structure. They are also not available in a spray can.
Is VBx available in a spray can?
No, it is not available in this format.
Can VBx coating be used outside?
No, due to the optical cavities being blocked by airborne traffic or wildlife debris, this restricts their application to internal use.
Please note that the Asif Khan Olympic Pavilion is a temporary structure used to demonstrate the technology.
What are the size limitations for VBx 1?
VBx 1 is currently limited to parts that fit within a working envelop of 410mm x 410mm x 150mm