CAPLINQ Europe BV signs definitive agreement to represent Aculon in Europe, the Middle East and Africa

Amsterdam, the Netherlands – May 1st, 2016 – CAPLINQ Europe BV announced today that it will become Aculon’s  European Order Fulfillment Agent and Market Partner  to further promote its products to its customers in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  Under the terms of the agreement, CAPLINQ will represent Aculon’s line of NanoClear™ and NanoProof™ products among others.

Aculon is leading provider of easy-to-apply nanotech surface-modification technologies

Aculon, a leading thin film surface treatment company, creates and markets treatments for the electronics, oil & gas and Specialty markets. Aculon, based in San Diego, CA, USA has market leading stencil and PCB treatments.  With more and more demand coming from Europe for this technology, Aculon recognized they needed to have a local presence to properly serve the European market.


“Our customers simply told us that they wanted us to have European technical representation and local technical support” says Edward Hughes, CEO of Aculon.  “We are very excited about the cooperation with Chris Perabo, Ivo Verzijlbergen and the rest of the CAPLINQ team.  We believe that with the support of CAPLINQ Europe, we can serve our existing customers, develop new ones and be more cost competitive in the European market.”

Aculon NanoClear, NanoProof and Repellency treatments

With NanoClear, Aculon has proven itself as an award-winning technology leader to the stencil industry. Aculon NanoClear® is the best-in-class stencil treatment technology that improves print quality, increases efficiency, lowers total costs and enhances printing with small apertures.

Aculon’s award-winning NanoProof® Series offer customers a range of PCB waterproofing solutions from protecting against accidental water damage (NanoProof 1.0) to IPX7, immersion in water at one meter depth for 30 minutes (NanoProof 3.5, NanoProof 4.0), to greater barrier properties that can withstand 100 hours immersion in sweat solutions and some of the most stringent test methods developed for non-hermetic components (NanoProof 5.1).

Aculon’s has a range of repellency treatments which are superhydrophobic and oleophobic as well as metal-repellency materials for total protection to a specific environment.  Aculon coatings can be as thin as 2-4 nanometers or upto several microns thick and can be applied on sensitive electronics and other components. Minimal capital equipment is needed and already applied by various OEMS.

Aculon and Caplinq – A PERFECT FIT

The range of Aculon’s high end specialty surface treatment materials combined with Caplinq Europe’s team of engineering and technical professionals focused on specialty chemicals is a good foundation for future successes.

“From the first meetings with Edward and Mario (Gattuso), we were convinced that Aculon’s products have a high potential in the European market,” stated Chris Perabo, Managing Director of CAPLINQ. “Surface treatments on a nanoscale is the future, and Aculon’s experience and expertise in this area are second to none.  This partnership is sure to generate more and more commercial successes.”

About Aculon, Inc.

Aculon, Inc. is the leading provider of easy-to-apply nanotech surface-modification technologies and commercializes unique surface and interfacial coatings leveraging nanotechnology and other surface modification techniques.  Aculon’s original focus was the optical industry developing treatments of prescription eyewear, sunglasses and other optics.  There are now three core focus areas: Electronics, Oil & Gas and a Specialty treatment business.


CAPLINQ is a specialty chemicals, plastics and products company that specializes in making foreign companies compete on a level playing field with European suppliers. With more than 300MT yearly of chemicals and plastics coming through Rotterdam in the Netherlands and a staff of engineers and technical representatives, CAPLINQ is a modern-day market partner. Using digital-age tools and the same legal techniques multinationals use, we create a European presence for foreign companies without them requiring to set up a European entity. We do this with four primary services: our order fulfillment Europe service, our technical representation service, our technical marketing service and our REACH Only Representative service.

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