Innovations in photochemistry
Our approach to creating adhesion is different: We focus only on the chemical groups at the interface and use photochemical methods to modify the surface for perfect adhesion to subsequent coating layers.
In contrast to traditional primers that are applied in thicker layers and use surface energy matching or isocyanates for the adhesion, our surface activation technology allows for thinner coating systems with better performance. This enables cost-savings and more efficient production processes. Better adhesion also gives design freedom. New coated products and designs can be realised, such as coated laminate panels mimicking open pore wood parquet flooring.
Our patented photochemically-based surface activation method PhotonClick® is efficient and robust because of its chemical binding capability is little affected by variations of the surface energy and is plug-and-play to use in standard UV coating lines.
Adhesion to difficult plastics
We hade solutions for melamine and several thermoplastic surfaces (PP, PET, PMMA) and are constantly inventing new technology by listening to our customers’ need. Our team has a long experience from the coatings industry and academic research and although we only focus on solving adhesion we can often offer advice on how to optimise the build up of the complete coating system.
- Duoprime M product line for melamine surfaces
- MCAP product line for thermoplastic foils PP, PET and PMMA
Innovation and patents
We are an innovation company, continuously developing new solutions and products to meet new industrial adhesion challenges. Intellectual property is therefore a key resource in our company and our IP portfolio includes several granted patents as well as pending applications for current and next generation solutions. Our technology is patented world-wide, and we have several patents pending.
All coating products using our technology are clearly marked with PhotonClick® text and logo and can only be obtained directly from us or through one of our partners. A license agreement with us is always required for legal use of the technology. If you are unsure or if you have questions about patent, licensing, our partners or the technology contact us directly.
- 3 licensees of the technology for more than 6 different products
- 10+ granted patents and pending patent applications
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