Aculon NanoClear Stencil NanoCoating Solution for Stencils Wins NPI Award

Top Quote Aculon NanoClear takes Circuit Assemblies April cover issue and wins "Most Innovative Product" award at Apex 2014. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) April 28, 2014 - Aculon, Inc's innovative stencil nanocoating - NanoClear - utilizing Aculon's repellent SAMP treatment has won the 2014 New Product Introduction (NPI) Award from Circuits Assembly in the Screen/Stencil Printing Pheripherals/Conusumables category.

    NanoClear is rapidly becoming the de facto standard in stencil nanocoating technology as it reduces bridging, reduces insufficients, reduces print variation due to crisper more consistent prints and lowers overall operating costs due to reduced under stencil wiping and use of consumables.

    NanoClear is gaining broad based support from Stencil producers, CEM's, major Paste suppliers and the Cleaning companies. The stencil producers are trying to help deliver the best stencil to their customers. The CEM's want better printing but also to save money. The CEM's real world experience is demonstrating that NanoClear is not just for hard to print boards! Several of the major CEM's are finding that in addition to better printing that for the nominal cost ($25 cost per wipe) of NanoClear they are saving thousands of dollars in printing consumables! The paste companies are recommending NanoClear as it improves the quality of the printing and the cleaning companies are recommending it dramatically reduces the magnitude of the understencil cleaning challenges.

    "Clearly the team at Circuits Assembly felt the technology was compelling enough to be featured on the February cover and also be selected as the most innovative product for stencils released in the past year.," 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 that Aculon NanoClear is getting much media and customer recognition."

    Aculon NanoClear products can be purchased directly from Aculon at

    About Aculon
    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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