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Onto Highly Reactive Chemistry

Onto™ technology creates permanent bonding to surfaces through the use of highly reactive carbene chemistry. Carbenes can react with almost anything, even difficult-to-bond materials with limited or no functionality such as polyethylene, making Onto™ a diverse surface modification technology for a wide range of materials. Onto™ is processed from solution using typical wet process techniques and can be integrated into custom manufacturing facilities. The chemistry is flexible and can be manipulated to provide a variety of properties to a surface, giving it scope for use in a broad range of applications and markets.

Graphene Functionalisation


Key Onto™ applications

Adhesion promotion

  • Coatings
  • Inks
  • Adhesives
  • Paints and lacquers
  • Hot melt laminates

Permanent surface functionalisation

  • Wetting/surface energy
  • Biocidal activity
  • Biocompatible properties

Onto™ can bond permanently to many types of materials including:

  • Polyolefins - PP, PE
  • Engineering plastics - PET, PEN, UHMWPE, fluoropolymers
  • High performance polymers - PEEK, polyimides, polyamides, polyaramides
  • Composites
  • Inorganic materials
  • Carbon-based materials - carbon fibre, graphene

It can be processed onto many material forms such as sheets, films, fibres, membranes, non-wovens and powders.

Onto™ materials are all processed from formulation and are then cured to activate the bonding process.

  • Common coating techniques can be used spin, dip, roll to roll and printing.
  • The curing process occurs efficiently with various thermal and light techniques - IR, conventional oven and UV