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Posted: Nov 11, 2011
Nanocoating Company Aculon Completes Major Expansion of Laboratory And Production Space
(Nanowerk News) Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced the completion of the expansion of the company's research and production laboratory space. Started exactly 4 months ago, the expansion of Aculons laboratory facility on Sorrento Valley Road in San Diego effectively doubles the amount of laboratory space available for research and production of cutting edge surface modification treatments.
"The expansion of this facility is strategically very important to Aculon," says Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon. "The investment in our facility underscores our commitment to R&D and to fulfilling the needs of our rapidly increasing customer base."
The San Diego operation has been a major center for surface modification research since 2005, and since then has grown and expanded its activities to include both research and production of Aculon's proprietary technologies.
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.