Aculon® Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of electronic protection coatings, entered a non-exclusive global distribution agreement with Ellsworth Adhesives. The agreement allows Ellsworth Adhesives to distribute the Aculon® NanoProof® 3 series.

The NanoProof 3 series is a drop-in replacement for 3M™ Novec™ engineered grade coatings products, such as the Novec 1700, 1900, and 2700 series. The NanoProof 3 Series provides up to IPX5 level protection to PCBs and electronic components. This liquid-phase coating uses proprietary polymer technology to achieve dust and water protection across many substrates on a PCB. It features flexible application methods, including spray, dip, and dispensing, with no cure requirement, quick processing times, improved yields, and reduced equipment costs.

“With 3M’s desire to rapidly exit their engineered grade coating business, customers began reaching out to Aculon® looking for a drop-in replacement to meet their current needs,” said Edward Hughes, CEO, Aculon. “We have not only formulated a line of electronics protection coatings to match the 3M product line-up but also partnered with Ellsworth Adhesives who is currently the leading distributor of 3M Novec engineered grade coatings in North America. We can help facilitate a quick transition from 3M to Aculon products, creating a win-win for Aculon, 3M, and Ellsworth Adhesives. Ellsworth Adhesives is not only qualified to supply major aerospace and automotive customers but also brings tremendous technical depth with their very strong engineering salesforce.”

Jay Richardson, vice president of North America for Ellsworth Adhesives said, “For Ellsworth Adhesives, it is important to support our customers as our partners’ priorities change. We are a globally recognized leader and trusted distributor, having Aculon step in and meet these needs is aligned with our goal of providing engineered solutions to fit our customers’ needs.”

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