Particle Modification Coatings

Our patented particle modification coating treatments improve performance of virtually any particle or powder via easy-to-apply functional nano-coatings.  Together we can improve the behavior of your specialty particle & powder products!

Particle Modification Coatings & Treatments
Powder functionalized with high performance surface treatment

Improved Particle Behavior. Eliminate Agglomeration. Crosslinking Optimized.

Aculon® has a variety of surface coating technologies capable of functionalizing numerous types of powders and particles to have altered performance. Aculon’s® particle modification nano-coatings and treatments offer numerous performance benefits. In addition these coatings are ultra thin (nanoscale) and extremely easy to apply and process.

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Would your powder or particle benefit from a surface nano-coating?

Aculon’s® particle coating technologies can be used to address a wide variety of problems. Some examples below where modifying the surface of your powder or particle with a specialized nano-coating will help improve the quality of your product. Reach out to us at +1-858-350-9499 or contact us here to see how we can help!

  • Wetting of particles or powders is too high, desire to reduce wettability
  • Wettability of Particles or powders is too low, desire to increase wettability
  • Functional issues due to clumping or agglomeration of particles in mixtures and formulation
  • Particles used in polymeric applications lack desired level of crosslinking
  • Desire to modify porous network surface behavior

Real World Applications

Countless electronics applications utilize particles and powders in various application which can benefit from having a functionalized surface. A broad range of nano-coating technologies for particles means we can tackle most any electronics related powder modification challenge.
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Numerous oil & gas applications utilize particles which can benefit from surface functionalization coatings.
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There are countless applications in numerous industries that can benefit from particles or powders which have been functionalized by specialty nano-coatings to have improved performance. Chances are if you have an application which utilizes particles or powders we have coated it before and can help.
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Aculon® surface coating 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 coating 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 nano-coating 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 coating success with metals, ceramics, glass, and semiconductors.

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

Particle Modification Performance

Our particle coating technologies are capable of functionalizing the behavior of particles to have drastically altered behavior. Nano-coating options for particles and powders include hydrophobic, oleophobic, or hydrophilic functionalities. These coatings & treatments are predominantly nanoscale, as thin as 2-4 nm in thickness leaving your material visually unchanged.  A self assembling process ensures a uniform and even coating every time!

Technology - Particle Coating Platforms

Aculon’s® core surface coating technology is based around the SAMP or "Self Assembled Monolayer of Phosphonates" which is comprised of a phosphonic acid and a functional tail molecule which can impart a variety of surface behaviors on oxide containing substrates. Other options in our suite of nano-coating technologies for modifying the behavior of surfaces are organometallic, transition metal complex, traditional polymeric coating, & surface growth polymer coating options.

Hydrophobic technology demonstration - 2-4 nanometer coating
Surface treatment and coating strength represented by chain.

Particle Coating Durability

Aculon’s® nano-coating options are chemically robust with options that can withstand most any environment or exposure condition. These coatings & treatments are thermally stable (200°-300°C+) in ambient air. Stable treatments will survive most organic and aqueous process solvents.

Application Process - Particle Modification Coatings

Aculon® particle modification nano-coatings are robust and scalable for high volume commercial applications. These coatings & treatments are all applied via wet chemical processes, meaning no deposition equipment, chambers, or batch processing, ever! Application options for particles or powders are typically done via immersion blending, flow coating, dip application, spray application, or milling application.

Aculon hydrophobic coating application process - spray application onto smartphone

Why Particle Modification Coatings from Aculon?

We are surface coating experts who have developed and produced particle and powder treatment technologies to modify a broad variety of surfaces, such as metal, glass, and polymers for nearly 20 years.

These coatings & treatments are all thin(nanoscale), easy to apply, safe, and non-toxic, with green options available. We have worked on thousands of particle applications, invested hundreds of thousand of hours solving particle coating related challenges. You are very likely reading this as you too have a challenge that can be solved by modifying the behaviors of your particles with a custom nano-coating solution. We will work directly with you on a customized particle coating & treatment solution tailored to the unique needs of your product. Let us help you make your product better.

Want to learn more? Reach out to us at +1-858-350-9499 or contact us here to see how we can help!

Aculon NanoCoating Research Laboratory

Aculon Webinar Series

June 4, 2020

Particle Modification

Improve Particle Behavior in Numerous Applications

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

Particle Treatment Substrate Compatibility

Aculon® particle modification treatments can be used on a broad range of materials, including those listed below. If you do not see your particular substrate listed, it’s still a good bet we can treat it. Contact us to discuss your situation.

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

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