Lab Services

With over 40 years of lab experience, Aculon's scientists are trained to analyze the surface composition of substrates, determine the appropriate cleaning procedures, and select or screen coatings from our numerous patented treatments. We can target an application process that can be replicated in your facilities, and in many cases test against performance specifications.


Aculon's Laboratory Services

By taking an analytical approach to surface chemistry, Aculon's "Accuracy Strategy" improves the probability of you hitting your coating target! By characterizing surfaces, ensuring that surfaces are properly cleaned for treatment, and testing for proper bonding of coating, Aculon's laboratory services dramatically increase your chances of early success. While many companies are willing throw coating samples to try over the proverbial wall and hope they work, our experience is that you improve the probability of hitting the target if you take amore rigorous analytical approach.

Aculon's surface scientists are trained to analyze the surface composition of your substrate, determine the appropriate cheaning chemistry to remove any contaminates, and apply solution phase nanocoatings. We target application processes and equipment that can be replicated in your facilities. We have many chemical cleaning agents and methods to prepare substrates for surface chemistry, and a library of hydrophobic, hydrophilic, and other functional coatings and primers to screen for your application. Custom materials can be synthesized and custom formulations can also be developed if needed. Surface coatings can then be tested against the customer's specifications.

What is typically Included?

- Ensure surfaces are properly cleaned for treatment
- Application of candiate coatings
- Characterize coatings on surfaces, ensure proper bonding
- Evaluate performance of coating
- Report work performed with coating instructions and include a summary of results.
- Ship treated parts and begin to Sample Coating Solution(s)

Why would someone pay for Aculon Lab Services?

1. We are selective - We only take on projects where we think we can succeed. Our primary business is selling chemistry so it is our best interest to be selective.

2. We are confident- We are surface solution experts who have spent over 12 years and over $15 million dollars being experts at modifying surfaces.

3. We are proven - We have numerous awards for our technologies and have customers that include the likes of Samsung, Intel, Alcoa, Oakley, Volvo.

4. We are capable- We have numerous techniques to characterize surfaces such as IR, contact angle.

5. We are experts – We have years of Surface Preparation knowledge which is one of the keys to good surface treatment. You have to know how to correctly prepare the surface. Numerous times we have found that most people just apply a treatment to a surface without preparing the surface. Our experience in surface prep dramatically increases the probability of success.

6. We give you the guide– You will receive a lab report that outlines what we tested on your samples, what results were received on your samples and what works on your samples. Often other companies will just send you a free sample and expect you to figure it.

7. We offer a valuable service – Our lab is very busy and focused on modifying customer samples so we accept only a limited number of lab cases. You first have to qualify to get a lab service approved which includes us having confidence that we can modify your parts as well as you explaining the business case so we can ensure that at the end of this there is a win-win business arrangement possible.

8. We save you time – Ultimately the lab service is about taking our 100+ years of surface modification expertise, millions of dollars of investments to solve a problem that for you in weeks that you might not be able to solve otherwise or it might cost you months of trials yourself.

Aculon Lab Services Process