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Posted: Oct 30, 2011

Aculon Receives Patent for Application of Metallic Nanoparticles in Electric Conductive Inks

(Nanowerk News) Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for utilizing metallic nanoparticles in electric conductive inks.
United States Patent Application No. 61/337,960 discloses an electroconductive ink with metallic nanoparticles. The ink contains an organophosphorus acid that increases adhesion between the deposited metallic layer and the substrate to which the metallic layer is applied. The invention also provides for a process for applying the compositions to substrates such as would be used in making electronic devices.
"One of the key focuses for our technology is to improve adhesion and its use in electroconductive inks is a very interesting application of our technology. We believe that this technology fills a significant gap where alternative electroconductive inks have fallen short in conductivity and adhesion," comments Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon.
About Aculon
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.
    Source: Aculon (press release)
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