Our powerful and easy to use surface activator solutions ensures perfect adhesion of any UV acrylate coating systems to any melamine faced substrate. Mercene Labs is a Swedish innovation company developing process friendly and highly effective adhesion solutions to difficult to coat plastic surfaces. Our products are available directly from us or in full system solutions from our partner coating suppliers.
Break through innovations
Our patented UV-surface chemistry platform enables permanent covalent adhesion to many plastic surfaces that have traditionally been difficult to coat.
Plug-and-play in production line
Our focus is on ease of use and reliability and our solutions are compatible with most UV-EB acrylate coatings, standard UV-lamps and roller coaters. They are 1k, solvent free and easy to apply.
Excellent adhesion - always!
Our technology enables chemical adhesion to thermosets and thermoplastics alike which significantly improves overall coating performance and freedom to design smarter light-weight coating systems.
Our products contain no solvents nor isocyanates and work excellently even if applied in very low g/m2. Ask for compatibility with Blaue Engel and Nordic Swan.
We have solutions for….
A thin matte coating layer on a laminate significantly improves the looks and tactility while preserving the structured surface.
The next generation flooring laminate is destined to revolutionize laminate flooring, similar to when LVT revolutionized vinyl flooring. This revolution is enabled by Duoprime M1815, with its covalent binding between melamine surface and acrylate top coatings.
For the first time, perfect mimicking of wood parquet is possible using laminate floor panels and a thin coating of a UV-laquer chemically bonded to the melamine surface. Color contrast as in wetted wood and identical surface feel and gloss are guaranteed. Grooves and other surface structures are perfectly retained since only 12 microns in total lacquer thickness is applied, making it possible to produce super matte open structures replicating high end wood parquet flooring.
Technically, the surface is 50-100% better than wood parquet flooring in Hamberger Hobel and Pull-off tests, and better than melamine in terms of micro scratch and water resistance, making these floors a formidable competitor to LVT and designed wood parquet floors.
Our surface activator ensures consistent covalent adhesion to any melamine surface improving the machining properties and wear resistance over time.
Panels are an excellent material, cost-efficient, robust and with high design flexibility. But there are situations when the surface needs to be tuned post press, eg. to modify gloss levels, achieve anti-fingerprinting properties, removing the gray haze of uncoated dark colored laminates, or adding desired tactile properties.
Furniture laminates are indeed coated already today, but mainly for vertical surfaces or low-wear applications. Our Duoprime M1814 ensures excellent wear resilience over time and water resistance irrespective of variations in melamine surface properties. This is true for any application, including high wear applications.
Duoprime M1814 covalent bonds to melamine enable the strong adhesion required for thick high gloss systems or very thin two-layer coatings for matte surfaces.
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