Akron Ascent Innovations has been featured in the May 2019 issue of the Adhesives & Sealants Industry (ASI) Magazine. ASI is an international trade magazine concerned with everything about adhesives and sealants, from manufacturing to fabrication to their use by end users. Monthly, they feature the latest developments in adhesive technology and the state of the adhesives market. The article details AAI’s biomimicry roots at the University of Akron and goes on to discuss the release of ShearGrip adhesives earlier this year. The article highlights ShearGrip’s unparalleled combination of high strength, low peel force, and zero tack.
ASI quoted AAI’s Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Dr. Barry Rosenbaum:
“Our breakthrough dry adhesive technology represents a paradigm shift for the adhesives market in terms of enhanced performance and capabilities and unlocks many new application opportunities.”
— Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, PhD., CEO and co-founder of AAI
ASI goes on to talk about the versatility of ShearGrip adhesives, specifically their long lifespan, wide range of acceptable surfaces, and high strength. They summarize AAI’s current commercial presence with ShearGrip products for industrial applications and the recently launched Pinless collection for home and office applications. Finally, the article concludes by mentioning that AAI is open to collaboration with customers to broaden the scope of target markets and move dry adhesives to more end user applications. The current line of products can be found online at the Pinless collection shop.
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About Akron Ascent Innovations
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 can 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, spiders, and geckos. AAI’s platform approach to dry adhesion can be used for a range of applications, ranging from temporary signage, home décor, wall hanging hooks, and picture frame tabs, to automotive assembly, packaging, smart clothing, electronics handling, and closures.
ShearGrip is a dry adhesive made from millions of solid, ultra-thin fibers that operate like gecko feet and grab the microscopic contours on surfaces. It makes use of the high surface area and high strength of electrospun nanofibers from a proprietary polymer formulation to provide unique directional adhesive characteristics. This first-of-its-kind dry adhesive can be used to make a wide range of useful products not possible with conventional glues, goos, and tapes. It is not tacky or sticky, which makes installation, handling, and positioning incredibly easy, but can strongly grip most surfaces and just as easily peel off. For more information visit ShearGrip.com.