Guitar String Coatings

Our patented nanoscale treatments for guitar strings improve repellency of oils, dirt, and other materials to improve string lifetime without the negative tone impacts of traditional coatings. Easy to apply technologies are designed to be easily scaled in production volumes. Together we create high performance long lasting guitar strings!

Guitar string coating
Guitar String Treatment

Repel Oil & Grime. Crisp Tone. Long lasting performance.

Aculon® has a variety of surface modification technologies capable of functionalizing guitar strings to have improved longevity with no degredation of tone. Aculon's® guitar string coatings and treatments are highly repellent to oil and grime drastically improving both initial and longterm performance. In addition these coatings are ultra thin (nanoscale), optically clear, and quite durable. There are numerous performance advantages to having a guitar string functionalized with a high performance surface coating.

Do your guitar strings need a repellent treatment?

Aculon guitar string treatments can be used to address a wide variety of problems. Some examples below where an anti fouling coating will help improve the quality of your product.

  • Current coating dulls the initial string sound quality.
  • Sound quality falls off quickly from use.
  • Corrosion negatively impacts sound quality.
  • Consumers do not like feel/look of thicker traditional coatings.
  • Oil & grime quickly builds up in string windings.

Repellent Guitar String Performance

Aculon® guitar string treatments are highly repellent to nearly all liquids, typically imparting inital water contact angles of around 120 degrees and oil contact angles around 90 degrees. After significant abrasion cycles, these contact angles are only slightly affected. This technology results in a stable hydrophobic and oleophobic coating that can be applied to nearly all metals.

WCA Performance Graph
OCA Performance

Why Guitar String Treatments from Aculon?

We are surface modification experts who have developed and produced repellent surface chemistry technologies to modify 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 countless repellency 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 repellent qualities. We will work directly with you on a customized adhesion solution tailored to the unique needs of your product. Let us help you make your product better.

Aculon NanoCoating Research Laboratory

How can we help you?

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

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