Our clients come to APS for our scientific expertise when the endeavor is enhancing an existing product, improving manufacturing efficiencies, or discovering a solution that creates an innovative new product.
Conventional plastic coatings adhere to materials by simple mechanical forces will be easily broken causing peeling or delamination.
This is not the case with chemical grafting since the attachment of the coating is accomplished by forming a covalent bond between the substrate and the monomers via the substrate activator. The chemical reaction that takes place provides subsurface penetration in addition to the chemical bond. As a result, much thinner coatings can be obtained while providing longer life and superior performance of the material.
Typical plastic coating methods can be used such as dip, spray, roll. The chemical grafting formulation comes in contact with the surface of the substrate by any of these methods, The chemical grafting reaction occurs instantaneously upon contact with the material. The desired thickness and preferred application method will determine the viscosity of the formulation. Most formulations are water-based. The coatings can be air dried, however, heat (oven, IR, UV, etc.) may be sed to accelerate the drying time. Most formulations will dry in seconds to minutes.
Oxygen/moisture, barrier, chemical resistance, UV/ozone resistance, increased structural strength, nonflammability/low smoke emission, adhesion to inks/paints or other materials, bactericidal, etc. These properties can be added to the plastic resin or applied as a coating.
APS' unique chemical grafting process results in properties being permanently attached to the substrate with the use of a specialized substrate activator and monomer system.
Advanced Polymer Solutions was formed by four technical professionals educated and experienced in polymer and organic chemistry, research and development and engineering. As a result, APS offers over 40 years of combined expertise in offering custom solutions to manufacturers in the areas of product improvement and high impact commercialization solutions to reduce costs and eliminate hazardous materials. APS' core business is to develop and manufacture custom formulations for product and commercialization improvements and cost reductions, therefore, is the ultimate technical resource for manufacturers. Using this
innovative project approach, companies can take advantage of:
APS' assistance in analyzing and defining problems through their
understanding of the chemical and physical basics of all materials and how they behave and interact;
APS' unique patented molecular bonding method not offered by other companies and unavailable in house developed through
years of chemical research.
APS' individually tailored approach to the most effective solution for each client (not available at raw material suppliers);
APS' collaboration with clients to form a cooperation that ensures the best results and most acceptable implementation of the chemical grafting process;
The activity of functional groups on monomers and prepolymers and how to combine them to provide new and unique properties on substrates.
Interaction of monomers and prepolymers and in linking them together to form new polymer side chains.
Combining all reactive ingredients to formulate easy to apply, cost-effective surface treatments, additives and adhesives.
Upscaling chemically grafted formulations from
laboratory to pilot scale to full-scale manufacturing
using existing and minimal equipment.
Ability to concentrate on your core products and business activities;
An exclusive, patentable formulation for you to gain a competitive
edge over other companies with more superior performing products and decreased costs;
Increased sales and ability to market your product into broader
Molecular make up of substrates such as plastics,
rubber, wood, paper, glass, ceramics, and metals.
Method of activating substrates to form sites for
attachment of new functionalities.
Production of these unique formulations, supervised by a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry to ensure each shipment is quality controlled.
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