Shin-Etsu Chemical to acquire Setex Technologies

Shin-Etsu Chemical to acquire Setex Technologies

Starts developing a new market for a new type of adhesive technology with ShineGrip

  • By ICN Bureau | April 23, 2024

Shin-Etsu Chemical agreed to acquire a dry adhesive technology that utilizes biomimicry developed by Setex Technologies, Inc. and develops a new market, with Shin-Etsu Chemical specializing in the corporate market while Setex focuses on the consumer market.

Setex is a startup that has developed a technology for providing materials with strong friction and adhesion by building a structure resembling a gecko’s hand on their surfaces. Shin-Etsu Chemical, which has a broad material portfolio, views this technology that gives functions to materials utilizing biomimicry as a new underlying technology. The combination of the technology acquired from Setex with Shin-Etsu Chemical’s materials optimized for it will enable us to apply them to the following diverse fields without using chemical adhesives.

Shin-Etsu Chemical will endeavor to apply the technology to various products used in semiconductor processes and other manufacturing processes. For applications that require repeated friction and adhesion on material surfaces, we will also make new technological proposals under the name of ShineGrip.

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