Akron Ascent Innovations’ Principal Scientist and Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Kevin White, was featured in the February 4, 2019 episode of “This Week in Tech with Jeanne Destro,” a weekly technology podcast. In addition to a rousing discussion between Jeanne and Kevin on AAI, the development of ShearGrip bio-inspired technology, and the launch of Pinless products, the show includes hackers, cyber attacks on the city of Akron, scary messages through home security systems, pothole-filling drones, and new heater technology.Read More
Akron Ascent Innovations (AAI) recently announced its membership in the Green Chemistry & Commerce Council (GC3), part of the Lowell Center for Sustainable Production at the University of Massachusetts. GC3 is an organization that works to develop and promote environmentally friendly and innovative practices for businesses in the chemical industry. They also work to connect small businesses with other members, including several Fortune 500 companies.Read More
After launching online in December 2018, Akron Ascent now offers a number of products with their ShearGrip technology, including the “Pinless” line, a series of products including inkjet and laser printer-friendly photo paper, bulletin and dry erase boards with the ShearGrip backing.
Electrostatically-spun fibers have been around since the first half of the 20th century, when they were used in smoke-filtering masks. But no one thought to use the process to create an alternative to wall hangings or tape — until UA professor Dr. Shing-Chung “Josh” Wong took a close look at electrostatically-spun fibers and thought, “‘That looks like a gecko’s foot,’” says COO Kevin White.Read More