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AAI Presenting ShearGrip Technology to Cleveland Photographic Society on 5/24

AAI Presenting ShearGrip Technology to Cleveland Photographic Society on 5/24

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.

First Product Line to Feature ShearGrip Technology Introduced to the Market

First Product Line to Feature ShearGrip Technology Introduced to the Market

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 Legal News: Akron Ascent dry adhesives go to market: “Pinless Parenting”

Akron Legal News: Akron Ascent dry adhesives go to market: “Pinless Parenting”

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.

The Devil Strip: What's better than tape? Electrostatically-spun fibers, this Akron startup says.

The Devil Strip: What's better than tape? Electrostatically-spun fibers, this Akron startup says.

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.

Crain's Akron Business: Akron adhesives startup hopes new products will stick

Crain's Akron Business: Akron adhesives startup hopes new products will stick

Sue Walton, Associate Editor with Crain’s Akron Business, featured Akron Ascent Innovations in a recent article. Sue, who previously reported on AAI in June 2017, provides a unique perspective on AAI’s growth trajectory and transition from lab-scale to commercial-scale production.

Face for Radio: AAI featured on Akron news station

Face for Radio: AAI featured on Akron news station

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.

Press Release: Akron Ascent Innovations Unveils Breakthrough Dry Adhesive Technology

Press Release: Akron Ascent Innovations Unveils Breakthrough Dry Adhesive 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.

Cleveland.com: "Akron researchers launch adhesive products inspired by gecko feet"

Cleveland.com: "Akron researchers launch adhesive products inspired by gecko feet"

“A startup research company is testing its ultra-strong adhesive, inspired by gecko feet and being marketed as ShearGrip, at an Akron-area nursing home, a downtown eatery and elsewhere in the area…”

AAI Launches First Nanofiber Dry Adhesive Products at ShearGrip.com

AAI Launches First Nanofiber Dry Adhesive Products at ShearGrip.com

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 Teases Launch of ShearGrip Technology at the 2018 American Chemical Society National Meeting

AAI Teases Launch of ShearGrip Technology at the 2018 American Chemical Society National Meeting

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.