Aculon Announces New Sapphire Lens Repellency Treatment
Aculon, Inc. today announced that its highly successful optical lens treatment is now available for the treatment of sapphire substrates.
San Diego, CA (I-Newswire) September 21, 2012 - Aculon Inc. , a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that its highly successful optical lens treatment is now available for the treatment of sapphire substrates. Aculon’s treatment for sapphire substrates will allow for the application of a highly durable repellent hydrophobic and oleophobic treatment on these substrates. This technology is only 2-4 nm thick, optically clear, and is easily applied at Aculon’s facility.
“The introduction of an optically clear durable repellent treatment for sapphire lenses is very valuable for industries using sapphire substrates,” says Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon. “We took our optical treatments and modified it to work for sapphire crystals and lenses. After a year of testing in oil and other industrial applications we are now ready to make this broadly available. The treatment increases the ease of cleaning, decreases the required cleaning frequency, and thereby reducing equipment downtime.”
Sapphire substrates commonly used for watch crystals and optical viewports in the oil, industrial, aerospace, and military markets can all be easily treated with Aculon’s sapphire coating.
Founded in 2004, Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. The Company's breakthrough technology outperforms all known alternatives in characteristics such as repellency, particle treatments, and adhesion.
Key benefits of Aculon technology include:
• Repellency – Treat numerous surfaces to repel water, oil, solvents, and most all liquids.
• Particle Treatment – Functionalize nanoparticles to improve many characteristics such as hydrophobicity, oleophobicity, and adhesion.
• Adhesion – Boost the adhesion of challenging surfaces with Aculon’s adhesion promoting treatments.
• Value - Molecular scale modification can transform surfaces and interfaces to provide unique performance, simpler processes, and favorable economics.
Aculon's team brings together seasoned executives from the specialty chemicals industry, professional investors experienced in early-stage technology companies, key scientists from Princeton University, and proven business development professionals.
Aculon produces hydrophobic and oleophobic nano-coating materials.Less..
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Published On:September 21, 2012
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