Aculon Receives Patent for Application of Organophosphorus Treatments to Cutting Tools

Aculon receives a patent covering its method for applying organophosphorus acids to cutting tools.

San Diego, CA, November 05, 2011 --( Aculon, Inc., a leading nanotechnology enabled performance coatings company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has allowed a patent covering its method for applying organophosphorus acids to cutting tools.

United States Patent Application No. 12,080,058 discloses the process required for applying organophosphorus acids having a fluorinated constituent to cutting tools and razors. The organophosphorus fluorinated material can either be adhered directly to the metal edge or indirectly to through an intermediary organometallic layer. The invention also provides for a method of depositing the organophosphorus fluorinated material as a self assembled monolayer or as a multilayer treatment.

“We believe that this technology offers a significant advantage to the current thick polymer based treatments currently available for cutting tools such as razor blades,” comments Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon.

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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