Where there is a surface that has a problem, we like to think we can help solve that problem.
Aculon®, Inc. commercializes unique surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology and other surface modification techniques. Our original focus was the optical industry developing treatments of prescription eyewear, sunglasses and other optics. We now have three core focus areas: Electronics, Oil & Gas and a Specialty treatment business.
In 2010, we also launched our electronics business. We are now the global leader in nanocoating of stencils with our award winning NanoClear® products. Since 2012, we have been a supplier of nanocoating to protect printed circuits from waterproofing, and in 2015, we launched our own series of Aculon® branded products called NanoProof®. Both NanoProof® and NanoClear® represent best in class performance and technology.
We have been a supplier chemistry to the oil and gas industry since 2010 for a variety of applications including down well, anti-fouling and proppant treatment. As our technology bonds to metal oxides to create superhydrophobic and oleophobic surfaces, we are active in the supply of chemistry preventing buildup of oil production contamination on metallic surfaces, protecting sapphire sensors, lubricating particulate and rock formation to enhance oil flow in down well applications.
Finally, our specialty treatment business treats a variety of products including watches, eyewear, movie screens, particles and numerous other specialist applications.
By working in a variety of industries, we have developed a broad suite of technologies to modify surfaces. Equally important, Aculon’s know-how includes industrial scale processes to efficiently manufacture and apply these novel coatings.
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The Enabling Chemistry
Aculon® technology generates highly ordered nano-scale films called Self-Assembled Monolayers of Phosphonates (SAMPs), which feature an unprecedented mechanism for coating and adhering to a wide variety of substrates. Aculon’s SAMPs form highly ordered films on oxide-containing surfaces while forming chemical bonds with substantially all of the surface oxygen atoms. In contrast, organo-silanes form bonds only with surface hydroxyl groups, and these comprise less than 10% of the available surface oxygen.
Because of this chemistry difference, Aculon® SAMPs have up to ten times the density and functionality of competitive technology. This high density of chemical bonds, coupled with superior chemical stability, enables improved surface properties and differentiates Aculon® from other alternatives.
These SAMPs can be chemically modified to impart a variety of properties including oil and water repellency, improved adhesion, chemical reactivity, and electrical conductivity. The chemistry can deliver value and solve a variety of OEM and consumer problems.