Performance Surface Solutions

We enable customers to make better products by being an innovative, responsive and fast developer and producer of best in class surface modification technologies. Together we create winning products!

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Innovator & Leader in Surface Modification Technology

We are surface modification experts who develop and produce surface chemistry technologies to modify a broad variety of surfaces, such as metal, glass, and polymers.

Our solutions include hydrophobic treatments, oleophobic treatments, waterproofing, hydrophilic treatments, anti-fingerprinting, and adhesion promotion. These treatments are all thin, easy to apply, safe, and non-toxic, with green options available. How did we become experts?  Because since we were founded in 2004 we have worked on thousands of applications, invested hundreds of thousand of hours, developed over 100 products won numerous awards and have been granted over 35 patents. We work directly with you on customized solutions tailored to the unique needs of your product.  Let us help you make your products better.

Our Solutions

Hydrophobic Treatments - Water drops on the fabric.

Hydrophobic Treatments

Easy to apply technologies functionalize surfaces to be hydrophobic.
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oil droplets - Oleophobic Treatments

Oleophobic Treatments

Make surfaces oil repellent with oleophobic treatments for any substrate.
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Waterproof phone with water being poured onto it

Waterproofing Barriers

Waterproof sensitive electronic components.
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Hydrophilic Treatment

Hydrophilic Treatments

Hydrophilic treatments alter the water attracting behavior of surfaces.
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Fingerprint and digital media


Advanced AFP technologies drastically increase fingerprint hiding power.
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Adhesion Promotion

Functionalize your surface to increase adhesion characteristics.
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Industries We Serve

Electronic circuit board close up.


Surface modification solutions are proven to solve problems in many electronics applications.

oil well and storage tanks

Oil & Gas

Antifouling and downwell treatments for the oil & gas industry.

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Hydrophilic and repellent technologies capable of solving the most complex medical surface applications.

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Numerous other industries benefit from Aculon's surface modification solutions.

World Class Lab & People

Our global headquarters is located in San Diego, California, USA, and includes an  over 10,000 Sq. Ft of world class labs where we develop proprietary solutions for our customers. Our team will work in close collaboration with you to ensure that we effectively solve your challenges. Together, we create winning products!
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NanoClear case study showing printing quality with and without use

Proven Real-World Cost Savings

Rauland-Borg, an integrated communications technology company that builds nurses call stations and school bell systems, used Aculon’s NanoClear stencil treatment to reduce SMT defects by 52% and save over $400,000 on a $5000 investment.
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In the Media

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How can we help you?

Do you have a question for us, or a product you need help with? Get in touch and let’s talk!

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