Adhesion Primers and Promoters

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Aculon manufactures materials for improved adhesion between substrates and coatings. Three of our most popular adhesive products are primers. These primers, as well as their active ingredients, are available by contacting us. Larger quantities or custom formulations are available upon request.

Aculon also offers Laboratory Services to assist with implementing this novel technology into your process or product. Sometimes problematic adhesion issues not only require the appropriate Aculon Primer or Adhesion Promoter, but they also require surface analysis of the existing surface as well as the proper surface preparation or cleaning solution before the priming/coating step(s).


Adhesion Primers

Aculon's Adhesion Promotion Surface Treatments or Primers improve the adhesion characteristics of metals (and other oxo or hydroxyl functional substrates) through the use of self assembled monolayers of phosphonates (SAMPs). The most common use of SAMP containing Adhesion Primers is to improve the adhesion of metals to polymeric coatings. Aculon Primers contain reactive groups that will strongly bond with coatings containing functional groups such as epoxies, polyurethanes, acrylates, and oxide particles.

Aculon's Primers are easy to apply and can solve problematic adhesion issues. Also, their actives can be blended into existing formulations for increased surface adhesion of coatings and adhesives.

  • Eliminate Adhesive Failures
  • Tunable Wetting Properties for Adhesives and Coatings
  • Monolayer to Multilayer thicknesses 1-2nm up to multi-nanometers (nm) thicknesses
  • Uniform Thicknesses at the Nanoscale
  • Optically Clear (100% transmission for Visible Light)
  • Easy to Apply: Dip, Wipe, Print, Roll-Coat or Spray
  • Minimal Capital Equipment Requirements
  • Apply in Minutes - Room Temperature cure in less than 5 minutes for most substrates
Adhesion Promoter Functions Chart

Above: Compare our direct sale adhesion promoters.