AAI Launches First Nanofiber Dry Adhesive Products at ShearGrip.com

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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.

ShearGrip® dry adhesive offers a unique combination of ease of use, lasting adhesion, and damage-free removal not possible with conventional adhesives. Consumer products are currently available for crafting, home décor, and print photo applications. For select partners, ShearGrip® products is being used in the commercial print industry for signage and other print marketing applications.

According to AAI President and CEO Dr. Barry Rosenbaum, “ShearGrip® is incredibly easy to use and provides users with a cleaner, safer, and damage free alternative to pressure sensitive or liquid adhesives. ShearGrip® adhesive eliminates the common difficulties and damaged surfaces that go along with using traditional adhesives.” It can be applied to many surfaces, including painted drywall, painted and finished wood, plywood, laminates, windows, cabinets, mirrors and more.

We want to make materials that work so well they seem like magic and want to make the world a better place for it.
— Dr. Barry Rosenbaum - AAI President, CEO and co-founder

AAI’s mission is to use technical knowledge to provide easy to use and innovative adhesive solutions that exceed customer expectations, ranging from everyday consumer applications to medical devices, packaging, assembly, and electronics.

For more information on current products, visit ShearGrip.com. For information on potential partnerships, bulk sales, and custom orders,, contact Dr. Kevin White, AAI’s Chief Operating Officer, at kevin@akronascent.com.

About Akron Ascent Innovations

AAI is a startup 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, 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.