Introducing PlastiLynx, XlynX Materials’ newest and most versatile primer and adhesive product yet. Formulated as a multifunctional polymer crosslinker, PlastiLynx is a diazirine-grafted polyamine that can be used as a surface-activating primer or a single-agent adhesive, offering bonding solutions for even the most challenging polymer materials
Topically applied, PlastiLynx diazirine functionality is activated by UV light (365nm) or modest heat (110oC-120oC). This initiates the formation of highly active carbenes that insert themselves into C-H bonds on the surface of the polymer.
As a primer, PlastiLynx functionalizes the surface of low-surface-energy polymers so that they can engage with commercial cyanoacrylates, epoxies, and other adhesives to form strong bonds. In the same way, PlastiLynx can also be used to treat polymer surfaces and textiles so that they can engage with dyes and coatings, adding new functionality to materials.
As an adhesive, PlastiLynx can be used to create strong chemical bonds between polymer materials and textiles. Other applications, including the strengthening of textiles and the development of polymer-based alternatives to carbon fiber composites, are being explored and show remarkable promise.
The following demonstrates how PlastiLynx, once activated, forms a reactive layer along the surface of a polymer. Combined with bulk / commercial adhesives, PlastiLynx can create strong covalent bonds between hard-to-bond surfaces.