Akron Ascent Innovations would like to thank — and congratulate — Shelly from the 3M Company for placing the centennial order for ShearGrip products! This first sales milestone comes less than two months after the launch of The Pinless collection, the first line of consumer products to feature AAI’s ShearGrip technology. In December, AAI announced its official transition from research and development to commercial production. AAI is working with a number of commercial partners to support the steady increase in demand and to expand the number of products featuring ShearGrip.
The Pinless brands features a range of unique products positioned for crafters, photographers, artists, and others looking for new solutions for attachments that are non-damaging, adjustable, and easy to use. All current Pinless products can be found in the Pinless Shop. New applications of ShearGrip adhesives are being developed each day to meet pain points in the conventional adhesives market.
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.
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.