If you manufacture a product which contains
polycarbonate and are looking to increase the
chemical resistance of your product  in order to give
you a competitive edge then contact Advanced
Polymer Solutions regarding our patented
We will develop a customized  formulation based
upon your chemical resistance specifications. Once
we develop and throughly test the formulation it will
become your property which can be patented under
your name. When reproducible results are secured,
the formulation is adapted to large-scale production
at the manufacturer's location. To provide ongoing
support, APS can
manufacture the final formulation
in the desired quantities and supply the
manufacturer with a pre-mixed, ready to use
coating, additive or adhesive.
Chemical resistance  polycarbonate formulation can
be added to the resin or developed as a coating.
Chemical grafting can increase the
resistance of polycarbonate
against the
following agents: solvents, acids, alkalis, salts,
alcohols, hydrocarbons, nitriles and more.
APS serves a diverse range of industries including
the automotive industry, petrochemical, packaging
industry, construction, road and building material
sectors, paint, resin and adhesive industries, pipe,
medical, agriculture and the shoe & leather
With Ph.D. polymer chemists and a team of well
trained scientists, APS is able to provide clients with
expert solutions with synthetic polymers and plastic
products. Third party companies routinely use APT
scientists and facilities for out-sourced research
Advanced Polymer Solutions
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Port Washington, NY 11050
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UL Testing - Chemical Resistance Polycarbonate

The UL Thermoplastics Testing Center (TTC) carries
out tests for all major plastics applications, ranging
from polyethylene to high-performance
thermoplastics. The TTC works with companies
involved in compounding, extrusion and injection
molding, as well as raw materials producers and
automotive manufacturers and their suppliers. The
Center uses robots and state-of-the-art machinery to
offer one-stop service for customers and can
manage approximately 200 different tests for
thermoplastics, as well as the production of granules
and test pieces. The production of test pieces is
carried out using fully automated injection molding
machines. The center uses approximately 100
different injection molds for use in tests under UL,
ISO and CAMPUS standards and also has complete
production lines which enable the compounding of
ABS and its blends, polycarbonates and industrial
thermoplastics in quantities ranging from 1.3 to 100

Coatings are applied on the surface of substrates to
improve the functional properties and durability.
Conventional coatings need extensive surface
preparation for adhesion and need to build up
thickness for performance. Such is not the case with
APS' coating formulations. Most APS coatings can
be applied in one step with no or minimal surface
preparation. In addition, due to the chemistry of
APS' chemical grafting process, thinner coatings
can be used to achieve a higher degree of property
performance. Delamination will not occur due to the
chemical bond formed between the coating and the
substrate with some subsurface penetration
occuring through the use of molecularly small and
lightweight monomers.
Typical coating methods can be used such as dip,
spray, roll, flow coat, etc. APS coatings can be
formulated to be air dried, however, in the interest of
time, heat or some energy source (i.e., UV or
infrared lights) can be used.

APS can develop additives to incorporate into the
raw material/resin prior to extruding or molding. In
this case, the new properties will penetrate the
matrix of the material. APS chemists will adjust the
formulation to conform to the processing parameters
used by the manufacturer. Due to the molecular
bond formed by APS' process, the new properties
will not migrate and leach from the material over
time, even under severe conditions.

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

Application of all APS chemical grafting formulations
can applied at ambient temperatures and normal
atmospheric conditions

Advanced Polymer Solutions substrate activators
have the unique capacity of removing active
hydrogens from substrates and initiating the growth
of polymer chains at the site. By removing these
hydrogens an electron is removed forming a free
radical. This free radical site needs an electron to
stabilize its site and will share the electron with the
present monomers forming the chemical bond. The
following represents the four step chemical grafting

1)      Activation: free radical formation substrate
MOH_________  MC*

2)        Chemical Bonding of monomers: MO
(CH2 — CH)n
x        x = functional group that changes with
each monomer and determines the property

3)        Formation of small polymer side chains: n =
controlled chain length of monomers (same or varied)

4)        The reaction is then terminated with a specific
formulation ingredient so that all reactive
components areexhausted.

Our monomers can be added to the resin or
developed as a coating.
APS facility
Advanced Polymer Solutions New York
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Chemical Grafting
Understanding the molecular structure
and nature of organic and the key to
APS' research our chemists have
detailed knowledge of the following
offers an infinite advantage:
Chemical Grafting Adhesives
Forming a covalent bond between two different
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chemical research and develpoment
  • 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.
  • Activity of functional groups on monomers and prepolymers and
    how to combine them to provide new and unique properties on
  • 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/minimal
  • Production of these unique formulation, supervised by a Ph.D.
    in polymer chemistry to ensure each shipment is quality
specialty chemicals
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.

  • 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' collaberation with clients to form a cooperation that ensure
    the best results and most acceptable implementation of the
    chemical grafting process;
  • Ability to concentrate on your core products and business activities;
  • Exclusive, patentable formulation for you to gain a competitive
    edge over competition with a more superior performing products
    and decreased costs;
  • Increased sales and ability to market your product into broader
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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 75 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 facility
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:
Why Advanced Polymer Solutions For
Your Product?
Advanced Polymer Solutions
New York
Please note: While the Chemical Grafting process is the same for
all plastics the grafting initiator, monomers and catalyst are vastly
different depending on the type of plastic and desired properties.
Each project is custom tailored to meet our clients specifications.

Grafting Chemical
Resistance Polycarbonate

Chemical Resistant Coating

Chemical Resistant Additive


Product Solutions: Tell us about the problem you are experiencing with your substrate or production process
and we will respond with solutions for your evaluation. Chemical Grafting can effectively reduce production cost.
Our typical response time is less then 48 hours

Chemical Resistance Polycarbonate