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Aculon Announces Launch of NanoClear Stencil Treatment

Jan 12, 2013

Aculon NanoClear®, the best in class stencil treatment technology that improves print quality, increases efficiency, lowers total costs and enhances printing with small apertures.

Aculon NanoClear®, the best in class stencil treatment technology that improves print quality, increases efficiency, lowers total costs and enhances printing with small apertures.

Aculon, Inc is pleased to announce the launch of their latest generation of stencil coating technology. Aculon’s proprietary technology treats the underside of stencils to make them fluxophobic i.e. repels flux and oils.

Aculon, a proven supplier to the stencil industry, is launching their branded line of products. Aculon NanoClear Stencil Treatment is now 50% stronger and outperforms all existing technology in terms of performance. Extensive customer tests have demonstrated improved print quality, increased efficiency and lower operating costs. In particular, reducing the frequency of underside cleaning due to a dramatic reduction in bridging results in better print reliability as well as increased throughput. In addition, as NanoClear treats the apertures walls , it allow better performance from stencils with low aperture area ratios.

Aculon NanoClear’s technology uses Self Assembled Monolayers with Phosphonates (“SAMP’s”) that are compatible with all common types of stencil alloys, including but not limited to: Stainless steel, Electroform, Nickel, and E-polished stencils. As the Monolayers is less than 5 nanometers thick and covalently bound to the surface there is no risk of contamination of the flux.

The availability of NanoClear fluxophobic treatment for stencils represents a significant opportunity for the stencil industry,” said Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon. “The ability to enhance the performance of stencils with an easy to apply wipe is critical as manufacturers push the boundaries of stencil printing demanding smaller apertures, better reliability and lower operating cost. As experts in surface modification and a proven supplier to the stencil industry we are pleased to now launch our own branded and improved product.”

In addition to the NanoClear wipes, Aculon is launching the Aculon NanoClear Test Pens to provide a ssimple and cost effective testing method for treated stencils. For more information visit www.aculon.com/stencils.php.

Aculon NanoClear products will be distributed through Datum Alloys or can be purchased directly from Aculon. Datum Alloys is the leading supplier quality foils to the stencil industry.

To contact Datum alloys please contact:

Pete Anniss
Datum Alloys Ltd.
Phone +44 (0)1548 855 909
Email: pete@datumalloys.com


Founded in 2004, Aculon specializes in inventing and commercializing unique molecular-scale surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology discoveries made at Princeton University. The Company's breakthrough technology outperforms all known alternatives in characteristics such as repellency, particle treatments, and adhesion.

Key benefits of Aculon technology include:

Repellency - Treat numerous surfaces to repel water, oil, solvents, and most all liquids.

  • Particle Treatment - Functionalize nanoparticles to improve many characteristics such as hydrophobicity, oleophobicity, and adhesion.
  • Adhesion - Boost the adhesion of challenging surfaces with Aculon’s adhesion promoting treatments.
  • Value - Molecular scale modification can transform surfaces and interfaces to provide unique performance, simpler processes, and favorable economics.

Aculon's team brings together seasoned executives from the specialty chemicals industry, professional investors experienced in early-stage technology companies, key scientists from Princeton University, and proven business development professionals.

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