Advanced Polymer Solutions
has fine-tuned a unique process of chemical grafting which allows manufacturers
to permanently add or improve the performance of polycarbonate 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 conditions.
Polycarbonate grafting can be added to the resin or used as a coating improving it's properties. If your product is polycarbonate, chemical grafting can improve the physical, mechanical, thermal, electrical, chemical and gas permeation of polycarbonate.

Chemical Grafting can alter the properties of
polycarbonate giving your product an edge on your

How it works:
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 exhausted.

monomers can be added to the resin or developed as a


Application Methods

Most commonly used application methods:

Polycarbonate Coatings

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.

Polycarbonate Additives

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
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Chemical Grafting Adhesives
Forming a covalent bond between two different
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chemical research and develpoment
specialty chemicals
Chemical Grafting
Understanding the molecular structure
and nature of organic and the key to APS'
research our chemists have detailed
knowledge of the following offers an
infinite advantage:
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.

  • 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 research.
  • 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 process;
  • 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
  • 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 substrates.
  • 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
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 materials.
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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:
Why Advanced Polymer Solutions For
Your Product?
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New York
Please note: While the Chemical Grafting process is the same for all plastics the grafting initiator, monomers and catalyst
are vastly different depending on the type of plastic and desired properties. Each project is custom tailored to meet our
clients specifications.
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We have successfully grafted such properties as abrasion
resistance, chemical resistance, flame resistance, UV
resistance, oxygen and moisture barrier, increased
structural strength, adhesion to other materials, and
flavor barrier onto numerous plastics such as

Acrylic, Acetal, Acrylonitrile-butadiene styrene (ABS),
Polyamide imide, Cellulose acetate, Cellulose butyrate,
Ethylene vinyl acetate (EVA), Ethylene vinyl alcohol
(EVOH), Kapton, Polyamide (Nylon), Polyethylene
terephthalate (PET), Polybutadiene styrene (PBS),
Polytetrafluoroethylene (TEFLON), Polyvinylchloride
(PVC), Polyvinylacetate (PVA), Polyvinylidiene chloride
(PVDC), Polyvinyl alcohol (PVOA), Polyetheramide,
Phenolics, Polysulphone, Polyetheretherketone (PEEK),
and Styrene acrylonitrile (SAN).Contact us if you don't
see your plastic or property listed.
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Below is a small sample of some of the companies Advanced Polymer Solutions has performed work for.
In every industry both large and small companies have relied on APS for that specialized problem solving formulation.

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Polycarbonate Additive - Polycarbonate Coating

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.Our innovations are based on effective and efficient research & development. We help hundreds of companies, ranging from start-ups to Fortune 500 corporations, to improve their materials and products. Our chemists work in interdisciplinary groups on innovative processes to ensure long-term business success for our clients with chemically grafted solutions for almost all sectors of industry.
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 chemical grafting projects include developing both
Polycarbonate Additves and Polycarbonate Coatings for the following companies: Coca Cola, GE, Sumitomo, Honeywell, P&G, Motorola and many others.