Usually problematic polymers such as polyethylene and polypropylene can be effectively bonded to themselves, and to other materials, with a new class of adhesives their inventor, Canada’s XlynX Materials, is calling “molecular-glues”

Conventional adhesives typically take advantage of mechanical forces to hold materials together. BondLynx employs bis-diazirine chemistry to create covalent chemical bonds between polymer chains, permanently crosslinking them together through strong carbon-carbon bonds.