AAI featured in "Advancing Adhesives" section of May 2019 Adhesives & Sealants Magazine -- "Going Dry - A new nanofiber dry adhesive delivers strong adhesion and damage-free clean removal."
On May 22, 2019, the Bounce Innovation Hub celebrates the Grand Opening and Open House of their first floor, dubbed the Generator. The facility, which became Bounce in January 2018 after they replaced the Akron Global Business Accelerator, has been the home of Akron Ascent Innovations since August 2015.
This week, Akron Ascent Innovation’s Principal Scientist, Dr. Kevin White, is giving a presentation to the Cleveland Photographic Society (CPS) at their weekly meeting. The event will take place on Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM in the CPS Clubroom at 9543 Broadview Road in Broadview Heights, Ohio.
In April of this year, the first line of consumer products to use AAI’s ShearGrip® technology was launched at ThePinless.com. The Pinless Collection is a vibrant family of products centered around home décor and organization. These products offer a new solution to an old problem — how to display without damage. With AAI’s new ShearGrip technology, it is possible to have removability and repositionability without sacrificing strength.
Akron Ascent Innovations has been selected as a semi-finalist in the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3) Startup Network 4th Annual Technology Showcase. AAI is one of 10 companies selected, which collectively represent Canada, the United Kingdom, and the United States, in industries including personal care, building, apparel and textiles, cleaning products, electronics, adhesives and coatings, bioplastics, pharmaceutical, and energy.
Richard Weiner, Legal News Reporter for The Akron Legal News, published an article describing Akron Ascent Innovations’ recent launch of ShearGrip and Pinless brand products. The article is a follow-up to an prior report on AAI’s nascent development of dry adhesive technology and provides a particular focus on the consumer-oriented “Pinless Parenting” blog introduced to demonstrate different uses of Pinless products.
AAI’s recent launch of ShearGrip dry adhesives was featured in The Devil Strip, Akron’s source for local music, art, and culture news, this week. The story was included as part of The Devil Strip’s “Akropreneurs” series, made possible by the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and the Fund for Our Economic Future.
AAI is proud to announce its membership in the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), part of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts. GC3 is an organization that works to develop and promote environmentally friendly and innovative practices for businesses in the chemical industry.
AAI’s own Principal Scientist and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kevin White, was interviewed this week for the radio program, “This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro.” In addition to a rousing discussion between Jeanne and Kevin on AAI, the development of ShearGrip, bio-inspired technology, and the launch of Pinless products, the show includes hackers, cyber attacks on the city of Akron, scary messages through home security systems, pothole-filling drones, and new heater technology.
AKRON, Ohio, January 30, 2019 - Akron Ascent Innovations, LLC (AAI), a high-tech start-up, has announced the launch of an innovative dry adhesive technology that offers a unique combination of ease of use, strong adhesion, and damage-free clean removal not possible with today’s conventional adhesives.
After spending most of 2018 focused on transitioning from a lab-scale process to commercial product, Akron-based start-up Akron Ascent Innovations is proud to announce that products backed with ShearGrip®, the first nanofiber dry adhesive, are now available at ShearGrip.com.
AAI Chief Operating Officer and Principal Scientist, Dr. Kevin White, presented recent work on the development of ShearGrip nanofiber dry adhesives at the ACS National Meeting & Expo this summer. The conference, themed “Nanoscience, Nanotechnology & Beyond,” was held in Boston, Massachusetts. With over 16,000 attendees from all over the world, the ACS National meeting and Expo is an ideal event to network, and discover new research and technology.
Akron Ascent is prominently featured in a new article by Simon Montlake on the revitalization of the rust belt through technology innovation. "Inside a clear plastic box the size of a rabbit hutch, a 12-inch drum turns slowly on its axis. At each turn the drum is coated with polymer threads, 100 times as thin as a human hair, fired from a needle-and-syringe electrospinner, just as Spider-Man shoots his webs. It takes 20 minutes to produce an adhesive film...