Onto™ Surface Modification

Onto™ the only surface preparation you need for composites.

Onto™ adhesion promoters replace the need for other surface preparations such as sanding, vapour blasting or plasma. Simply degrease before applying Onto.

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For people that create innovative engineered products and components, features such as light weight, durability and strength will be integral to product design. They are therefore likely to use advanced materials, which are well known for having high performance properties, to achieve a competitive advantage. Unfortunately the use of many of these materials is limited if the component must be coated, bonded or interact with another material to fulfil its function, particularly in volume manufacture. This is common for polymer-based materials like composites and engineering plastics because many of them are resistant to solvents and chemicals. This is a barrier to material choices and a challenge in manufacturing Either way the competitive advantage can be lost. The solution is, at first glance, simple – treat the surface of the material to modify the way it interacts with other materials to make it compatible for use. There are many current ways of doing this, but they have limitations in practicality and effectiveness: Plasma and corona treatments –used extensively in continuous process high volume industries like packaging, but often not practical for other industries Chemical surface treatments – effective but many contain hazardous chemicals that can pose risks to the production team and the end user of the product Physical treatments - such as sand abrading, but these are often difficult to control Following years of extensive research and development, we have created new and proven alternatives to these options. Onto™ is our unique patented technology which has been specifically designed to exploit the maximum potential of composites and engineering plastics. We have developed the technology to provide a practical approach to surface modification when other techniques are either not effective or are costly, time consuming or risk damage to the substrate. We work with our customers to understand their specific challenges and advise which of our OntoTM range of products provides the best solution. If the challenge can’t be directly addressed with one of our current products, our team of highly skilled scientists will create a treatment that is customized for can easy integration into the manufacturing process.   Our solutions: Promote adhesion between a component and an adhesive to create a more robust bonded assembly. Promote the adhesion of paints, lacquers and coatings to a substrate. Onto™ chemistry contains no harmful solvents, and thus leaves no aromatic hydrocarbons and other similar chemicals.   Onto is simple to use, requiring no specialist equipment. Onto is a simple, fast, repeatable process, with no risk of damage to the substrate.  

Key Benefits

Onto adhesion promoters replace the need to time consuming and labour intensive surface preparation for composites and engineering plastics. Whether for adhesive bonding, painting or lacquering Onto reduces costs, improves process times, removes damage risk and provides a clean easily repeatable process.

Applications

Onto adhesion promoters replace the need to time consuming and labour intensive surface preparation for composites and engineering plastics. Whether for adhesive bonding, painting or lacquering Onto reduces costs, improves process times, removes damage risk and provides a clean easily repeatable process. Automotive - passenger vehicles, electric vehicles, rail, tram, motorsport Transportation - commercial vehicles, buses & coaches, argicultural vehicles, off-highway vehicles Sporting Goods - bicycles, hockey sticks, helmets, racquets, baseball bats, skis Renewable Energy - wind turbine blades Aerospace - aerospace, defence, space

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