Richard Weiner of Akron Legal News features a story on AAI titled, "Akron Ascent Innovations: Dry adhesives come of age."
Full article available here: http://www.akronlegalnews.com/editorial/16953
"Imagine hanging a sheet of paper, a picture or a dry erase board on a wall without tape or any sticky substance and then taking that paper down and putting it up on another wall without any residue or stickiness.
That is the function of a “dry adhesive,” and Akron Ascent Innovations, located in the Akron Global Business Accelerator, has developed a dry adhesive product that is so versatile that the company cannot keep up with potential applications, said Chief Operating Officer Kevin White."
AAI is a start-up company based in Akron, OH that has developed a revolutionary new type of ultra-low tack, removable adhesives material made from nanofibers. This new class of materials is able to achieve a strong, but easily removable, bond between surfaces through nanoscale interactions. This approach to adhesion was inspired by nature and is widely used in the animal kingdom, including beetles and geckos. AAI’s platform approach to dry adhesion can be used for a range of applications, ranging from temporary signage, wall hanging hooks, and picture frame tabs, to automotive assembly, food packaging, and smart clothing.