Metal Hydrophobic & Oleophobic Coatings

Metal Repellency Products

Aculon introduces Aculon Metal Repellency Treatment, the best-in-class metal repellency technology. Make any metal substrate hydrophobic, oleophobic, and repellent to nearly any liquid! Aculon’s Metal Repellency Treatment is abrasion resistant, easy to apply, optically clear and ultra thin. It can even be applied via several application methods!

Hydrophobic Metal Coating

Aculon’s patented hydrophobic metal treatments create a highly repellent, protective layer of nanoscale magnitude on virtually any metallic surface, which gives all the performance enhancements and benefits imaginable with having an always smooth, always bright and clean surface protected from liquids and other atmospheric agents. When your metallic product is protected with Aculon’s Hydrophobic Metal Coating, any water along with the particles of dust, dirt and oil that it carries can be easily removed from surfaces with one pass of an absorbent cloth, without detergents and certainly without unnecessary fatigue.

Metals, by their very nature, physically draw water due to electromagnetic attraction and also absorb oil and grime through pores and micro-fissures on the surface. That is why metallic products may gleam when they are new, but are quick to tarnish, show smudges and blooms and, of course, rust even when they are just exposed to air or come into contact with hands and fingers.

For applications which benefit from an increase in water repellency, this means potentially drastic performance gains with the use of our easy to apply hydrophobic metal technologies. You can coat virtually any metallic domestic or industrial surface with Aculon’s electrically neutral hydrophobic metal coating to add the following performance enhancements to your products:

  • Anti-smudge.
  • Water repellent.
  • Dirt resistant.
  • Very easy-clean.
  • Improved performance in many applications

Aculon’s hydrophobic coating technology is not expensive, considering the amount of surface area you can cover with Aculon’s nano-structured thin-film surface treatments, and there are various techniques for applying the product safely and easily, without any expensive equipment or complicated, time consuming procedures.

Oleophobic Metal Treatment

In situations where metals are more exposed to grimy and oily environments, or are simply handled frequently, Aculon’s Oleophobic metal coating technologies will repel oil, grease and grime from treated surfaces. Aculon’s proprietary oleophobic treatments and coatings allow for significantly improved performance in applications that benefit from an oil repelling metal surface. As well as forming a barrier that is oil resistant and anti-smudge, all of Aculon’s Oleophobic treatments remain hydrophobic and thus repel water as described in Aculon’s Hydrophobic Metal Treatment section.

The Aculon Advantage

Aculon’s treatments for repellency (superhydrophobic and oleophobic), adhesion promotion, and particles offer numerous advantages over competing technologies. Flexible, easy to apply and cost effective treatments make Aculon’s treatments the nanotech solution for numerous applications. Some of the many reasons why Aculon is the best technology for your repellency, adhesion, and particle treatment application:

  • Nanoscale: 2-4 nm Thick Treatments
  • Easy to Apply
  • No or Minimal Capital Equipment
  • Easy Scale Up
  • Flexible Application Methods
  • Treat Sensitive Parts
  • Durable Treatments
  • Functionalize Nanoparticles
  • Consumer and OEM Applied Technologies
  • Increase Hydrophobocity
  • Increase Oleophobicity
  • Promote Adhesion
  • Treat Metals and Metal Oxides
  • Treat Glass Oxides and Polymers

Click on the technologies below to see what Aculon has to offer for your application:


Make nearly any surface hydrophobic or oleophobic.
repellency treatments and coatings


Add functionality & improve performance.
particle treatment with nanocoating technology


Functionalize tough to bond surfaces.
adhesion promotion nanocoating technology
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