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Advanced Polymer Solutions
99 Seaview Boulevard,
Port Washington, NY 11050
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John Ryan Advanced Polymer Solutions President
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Chemical Grafting
Understanding the
molecular structure and
nature of organic and the
key to APS'
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.
Metals: steels, aluminum, brass, bronze, copper, zinc, nickel, etc.
Corrosion resistance, abrasion/wear resistance, impact resistance, lubricity,
conductivity, temperature resistance, color, etc.

Plastics: polyolefins, PVC, polycarbonate, ABS, nylon, polyester, polystyrene,
acrylic, polyethylene, polypropylene etc.
Oxygen and moisture barrier, nonflammability, scratch/abrasion resistance,
increased structural strength, UV resistance, adhesion to other materials, flavor

Textiles cotton, polyester, blends, nylon, fibers, yarns, etc.
Nonflammability, hydrophobicity, alteration of "hand", anti-static, stain resistance,
increased dye receptivity,

Biopolymers: hair, skin, teeth, slow release, increased comfort to skin,
hydrophobicity/hydrophilicity, bactericidial/fungicidal properties

Additional substrates include: Rubber, Glass/Ceramics, Wood/Paper and more.
For a complete list of substrates and property enhancements
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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 75 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

APS is not and has never been affiliated with any other corporation or entity.
It is a privately held corporation whose end aim is full scale manufacture of the
formulation for its clients.

APS' core business is in providing new and unique formulations based on a
specialized patented molecular bonding method called chemical grafting. In the
form of coatings, additives and adhesives, our chemical grafting will permanently
attach new functionalities to any material. Each project is performed on an individual
basis, tailored to the specific needs unique to each company's product(s) and

Utilizing APS' custom formulation process will result in more superior performance  
and longer life of your products providing your company with a competitive edge.
Examples of industries served include automotive, medical, packaging, equipment,
pharmaceutical, printing, electronics and many more.
The ability to recognize the technical needs of small, medium and large
corporations has significantly and successfully contributed to APS' productive
relationships with a large variety of organizations.

Why Advanced Polymer Solutions
For R&D?
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
  • APS' individually tailored approach to the most effective solution for each
    client (not available at raw material suppliers);
  • APS' collaberation with clients to form a cooperation that ensure the best
    results and most acceptable implementation of the chemical grafting
  • Ability to concentrate on your core products and business activities;
  • Exclusive, patentable formulation for you to gain a competitive edge over
    competition with a more superior performing products and decreased costs;
  • Increased sales and ability to market your product into broader areas.
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research our chemists have detailed knowledge of the
following offers an infinite advantage:
  • 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.
  • Activity of functional groups on monomers and
    prepolymers and how to combine them to
    provide new and unique properties on
  • 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/minimal
  • Production of these unique formulation,
    supervised by a Ph.D. in polymer chemistry to
    ensure each shipment is quality controlled.
Can Chemical Grafting impart desirable properties of an
expensive plastic onto a less expensive plastic?
Yes, the less expensive would then have the properties of a more
expensive plastic resulting in tremendous cost saving.

Can Chemical Grafting work on any substrate?
No, although we have a vast array of activation monomers, they
cannot activate every substrate. Email us @
info@advancedpolymersolutions.com for a complete list of
substrates which cannot be grafted.

Can my company patent the formulation once it is developed?
Yes, you will own the formulation, we will assist in obtaining your

Are the formulations safe?
Yes, The ingredients in all APS formulations will be completely safe,
can be water based in many cases, and will conform to OSHA, EPA
and, if required, FDA guidelines.

Can a chemically grafted formulation be used to attach two
different types of plastic?
Yes, in this case two different types of monomers will be used to
activate the substrate. This application would be used as a coating
between the two substrates.

Can the formulation be added to ink?
Yes to improve adhesion to various substrates, glass, textiles, etc.
Also to impart desirable properties into the ink such as scratch

Once developed can Advanced Polymer Solutions
manufacture the coating or additive?
Yes, we can manufacture the formulation in any amount to meet your

When grafting onto metals is any heat source required?
No, our activation monomers will bond to the metal forming a
covalent bond.

If you have a question regarding Chemical Grafting please email us

Frequently Asked Questions

Current Projects

Paint adhesion to polypropylene
Scratch resistance and
adhesion of ink onto
CO2 barrier onto PET
Abrasion Resistance

If you would like additional information regarding our
patented chemical grafting process or would like to know
how chemical grafting can benefit your company, please
complete the form below or
email us:

All information is strictly confidential, however prior to
releasing any information regarding your project to us,
APS will sign a non disclosure agreement.
All information is kept strictly confidential,
Advanced Polymer Solutions does not share
information with third parties
Watch this short 20 second demonstration of Chemical
Grafting effectively changing the property of Polyurethane