Advanced Surface Coatings

High Performance, Low Environmental Impact

Come visit AST at the European Coatings Show, March 19-21, 2019 in Nuremburg, Germany (Hall 9, Booth 372) to learn more about our first installation of SLIPS® Repel and the launch of SLIPS® Foul Protect N1x!

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