Advanced Surface Coatings

High Performance, Low Environmental Impact

Come visit AST at the New England Boat Show, February 9-17, 2019 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center (BOOTH #680) to learn more about the upcoming launch of our SLIPS® Foul Protect™ N1x product!



About Us

Adaptive Surface Technologies, Inc. (AST, formerly SLIPS Technologies, Inc.) is a Cambridge, MA-based industrial technology company that produces materials and coatings that repel fluids, contaminants, and biological fouling. Our products can be used for a wide range of industrial, marine, and medical applications. Our mission is to solve our customers’ problems while protecting and improving the environment.

The unparalleled performance of AST products comes from our cutting-edge, patented technology. Our durable liquid SLIPS® coatings are 100% smooth and completely non-stick.


Solid surfaces are microscopically rough, promoting the adhesion of unwanted fluids and biological foulants


SLIPS® coatings create a fully liquid surface that is ultra-smooth and super-slippery; unwanted fluids and biological foulants slide right off

SLIPS® coatings can be applied to a wide range of materials, including plastics, metals, ceramics, glass, and even concrete. They repel all kinds of liquids and products: oil, paint, emulsions, lotions, and gels, as well as blood, bacteria, and marine organisms.

SLIPS® Coatings vs. Alternatives

Due to their 100% liquid surfaces, SLIPS® coatings provide unparalleled performance. They have better non-stick properties than Teflon® and are more robust than spray-on superhydrophobic surfaces.

Liquid Repellent


Easy to Clean