XLYNX MATERIALS: Surface-Activating Primer


XlynX Materials Inc., a specialty chemical company based in Victoria, Canada, announced the release of PlastiLynx©, a surface-activating primer designed specifically for use with low-surface-energy polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene, etc.). This versatile primer and sizing agent is based on XlynX’s unique diazirine-based crosslinking technology that enables the formation of strong covalent bonds with unreactive polymer substrates (films, solids, fibers).

“Polymers like polyethylene, polypropylene, and fluoropolymers are widely used, but are limited by their lack of reactive cross-linkable groups,” Jeremy Wulff, Ph.D., professor of Organic Chemistry at the University of Victoria and XlynX’s lead chemist, explained. “PlastiLynx solves this by covalently crosslinking with the unreactive polymer to leave a layer of reactive amine groups on its surface, which can then be reacted with other compounds. The potential applications for activated polymers such as this are nearly limitless.”

By |2022-09-12T21:03:43-07:00September 12, 2022|Media|Comments Off on XLYNX MATERIALS: Surface-Activating Primer

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