Surface Modification Coatings for Watches & Timepieces

Our surface modification treatments improve performance of virtually watch or timepiece component. Options include  hydrophilic, repellent (hydrophobic/oleophobic), adhesion promoting, and anti-fingerprint technologies. Solutions are easy-to-apply scalable treatments that can bond with a wide array of surfaces. Together we create winning timekeeping products!

Coatings for Watches
Coatings and treatments for watches

Repellent Performance. Anti-Fingerprint. Improved Adhesion.

Aculon® has a variety of surface modification technologies capable of functionalizing watch and timekeeping substrates to have drastically improved performance. Aculon's® coatings and treatments significantly alter the performance of precision substrates with easy to apply, durable, and optically clear treatments. These coatings can functionalize surfaces to be hydrophilic erties, repellent (hydrophobic & oleophobic) for ease of cleaning and antifouling properties, and to have improved adhesive characteristics. There are numerous performance advantages modifying your surface in countless applications.

Would your timepiece benefit from a surface modification coating?

Surface modification technologies can be used to address a wide variety of problems with watch & timekeeping devices. Some examples below where a surface modification coating will help improve the quality of your product.

  • Fogging and moisture buildup negatively impact performance. 
  • Fouling materials lead to premature failure of sensitive components.
  • Fingerprints negatively impact performance of display.
  • Sensitive electronics prone to failure on exposure to water or humidity.
  • Improved adhesive/bonding characteristics are desired on optical surfaces.

Watch & Timepiece Coating Platforms

Our Repellent technologies will yield a robust a long lasting hydrophobic and oleophobic surface. Typical water contact angles (measurement of surface energy) are in the 115°-120° range and typical oil contact angles are in the 75°-85° range. These treatments are nanoscale, as thin as 2-4 nm thin leaving your part visually unchanged and optically clear. A self assembling process ensures a uniform and even treatment every time!

Hydrophobic Glass
Hydrophilic coatings for watches

Our hydrophilic technologies are thin and optically clear and will yield a robust and long lasting hydrophilic surface. Typical water contact angles (measurement of surface energy) are in the <10° range. Common uses include creating fog free optical surfaces.  A self assembling process ensures a uniform and even treatment every time!

Our adhesion promotion technologies improve adhesive and bonding characteristics of oxide containing surfaces such as, metals, semiconductors, glass and synthetic sapphire commonly used in timekeeping applications. By directly functionalizing the substrate surface, delamination and adhesive failure are significantly reduced. These treatments enables improved adhesive performance in addition to elimination of more complicated and costly processes for improving adhesion.

Adhesion Treatment for Watch Crystal
Waterproof Smart Watch

Aculon®s award-winning waterproof coating technologies improve the performance of all electronics by protecting circuit boards from accidental water immersion and total submersion. Easier to use and more scalable than conformal coatings, NanoProof® performance ranges from accidental water contact to IPX7 and beyond.

Why Surface Treatments from Aculon for your timekeeping device?

We are surface modification experts who have developed and produced surface chemistry technologies to modify a broad variety of surfaces, such as metal, glass, and polymers for nearly 20 years. We have implemented these technologies in a wide variety of watch & time-keeping applications.

These treatments are all thin, easy to apply, safe, and non-toxic, with green options available. We have worked on countless applications, invested hundreds of thousand of hours solving 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 surface qualities. We will work directly with you on a customized 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 surface modification coating? Get in touch and let’s talk!

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