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Advanced Polymer Solutions  has fine-
tuned a unique process of
chemical grafting
which allows manufacturers to permanently
add or improve the performance of various
plastics while retaining its existing
characteristics. This process involves
substrate activation, and the attachment
and polymerization of monomers that
contribute the desired properties onto the
backbone of the substrate using safe,
effective organic chemicals. Because a
covalent bond is formed, the molecularly
bonded formulation is permanent and
cannot be leached, even under severe
Polyurethane grafting can be
added to the resin or used as a coating
improving it's properties. If your product is
polyurethane, chemical grafting can
improve the physical, mechanical, thermal,
electrical, chemical and gas permeation of
Application Methods

Most commonly used application methods:

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

Chemical Bonding of monomers:
(CH2 — CH)n
x        x = functional group that changes with
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 are

monomers can be added to the resin or developed as a
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Are you manufacturing polyurethane products?
Advanced Polymer Solutions provides formulation
recipes of various polyurethane, polyurea, acrylic,
plastisol and epoxy products as per customers'
specified request. Utilizing our chemical grafting
process we are able to enhance the desirable
properties of various plastics including Polyurethane.
See video below
How it works:
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.  
Our specialists have a deep understanding of both raw materials and
product processes. Their focus is effective and efficient solutions to help you
reduce costs and generate added value.
Over 35 years of Chemical Grafting expertise, when the challenge is enhancing
an existing product, improving process efficiencies, or launching a first to market
product. Our R&D capabilities to generate distinctive value through new,
improved products and innovative ways to reduce costs or both.
Let our Product Solution Specialists explain how as little as a 1% polyurethane additive can change
the properties of polyurethane.
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Polyurethane Coatings

Polyurethane Additive