Dry Adhesive Products Now Available
The first generation of AAI’s patented dry adhesive technology is now available at ShearGrip.com. These products, “The Pinless™” collection, are dry adhesive-backed paper and film products for home and office organization and décor.
ShearGrip™ is a unique material with useful properties for a range of markets and applications, and we are always working to bring new products to market. Some of the near-term applications are highlighted below.
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Pinless Post™ - Now Available
Pinless Post™ is an incredibly easy to use, damage-free solution for organization, meetings, and visual expression. It is a double-sided bulletin board created with ShearGrip™, a patented, non-sticky, high strength dry adhesive developed from research at the University of Akron. Just remove one release liner, press it on your surface, peel off the other liner, and start posting. The film can be repositioned a few times, and you can easily attach and replace pictures, documents, notes, and other flat objects. It is also easy to cut for do-it-yourself projects, including mounting, temporary fixation, and more.
Pinless Pics™ - Now Available
Premium inkjet-receptive photo paper backed with ShearGrip®, a patented, non-sticky dry adhesive made of small fibers, rather than messy glues. This is an incredibly easy way to display your precious memories — just print, peel, and press. Pinless Pics™ with ShearGrip® dry adhesive can be applied, adjusted, and repositioned on most interior surfaces, and won’t leave a messy residue or damage your walls.
Wall Hanging - In Development
One of the most unique features of a dry adhesive is that it is directional - it can be strong in one direction, but still removable. This feature means that the same dry adhesive used for a removable mounting board can be used as a high capacity hook. The only difference is the backing. On the lab scale, we have demonstrated load bearing capability up to 15 lbs on painted drywall, with damage-free removal.
Development of both commercial materials is under way. This will provide consumers and manufacturers with an easy option to create numerous printable adhesive products. These products will give people the ability to create a wide range of items from marketing materials such as signage and stickers, to home printable products for temporary decoration and lasting home decor.
Interior mounting applications are just the beginning - we are working with a number of partners to develop dry adhesive products for a range of markets.