Adhesion Promotion Treatments

Our patented adhesion promotion coatings & treatments improve performance of virtually any product requiring robust bonding which is resistant to delamination in the most extreme of conditions. Together we create robust & durable products!

Adhesive applied to surface with adhesion modified surface
Adhesion Treatment on Copper Leadframe

Improve Adhesion. Reduce Delamination. Simplify Your Process.

Aculon® has a variety of surface modification technologies capable of functionalizing numerous substrate types to improve adhesive behavior. Aculon’s® adhesion promoting coatings and treatments significantly alter the behavior of your surface to improve the surface bonding characteristics to a variety of functional adhesives and coatings. In addition these coatings are ultra thin (nanoscale) coatings which add no thickness of significance helping to minimize package size, critical to many electronics and other applications. There are numerous performance advantages to utilizing Aculon's adhesion promotion technology on countless applications.

Does your product need an adhesion promotion coating?

Adhesion promoting surface modification technologies can be used to address a wide variety of problems. Some examples below where a adhesion promotion coating will help improve the performance of your surface.

  • Adhesion between substrate and adhesive is poor
  • Desire to eliminate surface roughening
  • Traditional adhesion techniques are not viable
  • Part is experienceing undesirable failure mode
  • Part is experiencing undesireable failure mode
  • Current adhesion promotion process is too labor intensive
  • Desire to move to substrate with difficult bonding characteristics

Real World Applications

Countless electronics applications benefit from having a surface functionalized to have improved adhesion. A broad range of technologies at our disposal means we can tackle most any electronics adhesion challenge.
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Numerous oil & gas applications benefit from adhesion promoting functional treatments.
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There are countless applications in numerous industries that can benefit from surfaces which have been functionalized to have improved adhesive characteristics. Chances are if you have an application which can benefit from improved adhesion and bonding, we have looked at it before and can help.
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Aculon® surface modification technologies can be utilized for numerous medical applications, enabling unique performance, process simplification and excellent value across a broad range of medical surfaces and applications.
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How it Works

Surfaces

Aculon has a wide variety of technologies at our disposal meaning that we can treat nearly any surface or substrate. This includes, but is not limited to metals, polymers, semiconductors, ceramics, and glass. The type of substrate will impact the technology options which can be utilized in addition to cleaning or other processing steps that may be required. In general due to the presence of a surface oxide layer we find the highest likelihood of success with metals, ceramics, glass, and semiconductors.

Substrates suitable for surface modification - plastic, metal, glass, and circuit boards
Improved Adhesion Performance

Performance

Our adhesion promotion technologies improve adhesive and bonding characteristics of oxide containing surfaces. By directly functionalizing the substrate surface, delamination and adhesive failure are significantly reduced. This enables improved adhesive performance in addition to thickness reduction as traditional techniques such as surface roughening can be eliminated. A self assembling process ensures a uniform and even treatment every time!

Technology

Aculon's core technology on which our adhesion promotion technoloies are based around is the SAMP or "Self Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonates" which is comprised of a phosphonic acid and a functional tail molecule which can impart improved adhesive characteristics on oxide containing substrates.

Hydrophobic technology demonstration - 2-4 nanometer coating
Aculon hydrophobic coating application process - spray application onto smartphone

Application Process

Aculon adhesion promotion treatments are robust and scalable for high volume commercial applications. Treatments are all applied via wet chemical processes, meaning no deposition equipment, chambers, or batch processing, ever! Application options include spray, wipe, dip, jet, or dispense.

Why Adhesion Promotion Treatments from Aculon?

We are surface modification experts who have developed and produced adhesion promotion surface chemistry capable of modifying a broad variety of surfaces, such as metal, glass, and polymers for nearly 20 years.

These treatments are all thin, easy to apply, safe, and non-toxic, with green options available. We have worked on thousands of adhesion related applications, invested hundreds of thousand of hours solving adhesion surface related challenges. You are very likely reading this as you too have a challenge that can be solved by modifying your surface to have improved adhesive characteristics. We will work directly with you on a customized adhesion promotion solution tailored to the unique needs of your product. Let us help you make your product better.

Aculon NanoCoating Research Laboratory

Aculon Webinar Series

May 7, 2020

Adhesion Promotion

How Directly Functionalizing Your Surface to Improve Adhesion Can Solve Your Adhesion-Related Challenges

Hosted by C.E.O Edward Hughes, President Eric Bruner, and Senior Business Development and Product Manager Mario Gattuso

How can we help you?

Do you have a question for us, or a product that can benefit from a hydrophobic coating? Get in touch and let’s talk!

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