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Plastic Coatings

Plastic Coatings

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. 

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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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