NanoGriptech, a spinoff company from Carnegie Mellon University, has announced the commercial release of Setex™. Setex is a dry adhesive capable of repeatedly gripping and releasing without leaving a residue. It has the potential to meet the needs of automotive, manufacturing, medical, defense, aerospace and apparel industries and is the first commercial adhesive inspired by the adhesive mechanism geckos use to climb slippery and steep surfaces. Multiple other gecko-inspired adhesives have been developed, but have not been brought to market because of weak peel strength or prohibitive manufacturing costs. Setex, however, is extremely strong and several square inches can support hundreds of pounds. Watch a video about how Setex works here. Already, nanoGriptech’s customers include NASA, the US Department of Defense, and Fortune 500 companies.
NanoGriptech will be presenting at the upcoming ASC Fall Convention in Pittsburgh October 19-21, 2015.