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Covalant Bonding

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.  

Laminates (Adhesives) 

APS chemists have extensive experience in bonding the same or different substrates together. Materials that are difficult to adhere to
are effectively bonded with APS' process. Again,no or minimal surface chemical attachment of one substrate to the other.
Consequently, substrate failure will occur before adhesion failure. In addition, if two substrates with different coefficients of thermal expansion are bonded, an APS developed adhesive's bonding action will not be affected. Such is not the case with conventional adhesives which cannot withstand the varying expansion and contraction of different substrates

Sometimes two or more layers of various materials are laminated together to achieve desired characteristics. A generic adhesive used
for all purpose applications may fail especially when temperature changes occur. Again, these conventional adhesives hold their substrates together by mechanical means. In addition, failure of the bond will occur during temperature fluctuations due to differences in coefficients of thermal expansion. The adhesives developed by APS use Bifunctional monomers and attach themselves to the substrates by a helical bond. This helix allows the resultant bond to move with the differences in the expansion and contraction rates of the substrates. Even substrates that are typically difficult to bond are activated and attached by this means.

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Grafted Properties

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. 


Product Enhancement: 

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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