Photochemical methods


Our approach to creating adhesion is different: We focus only on the chemical groups at the interface and use photochemical methods to modify the surface for perfect adhesion to subsequent coating layers.


Adhesion at the speed of light

Our surface activators rely on the energy carried by photons, but not in the traditional sense where UV merely is used to form a film. Instead, the PhotonClick® technology converts the substrate surface itself into the initiator. Therefore, all reactions start with covalent bonds formed between chemical groups on the substrate surface and the monomers our the surface activator.

In practice, you just need to provide UV at the right wavelength and a sufficient dose, and perfect adhesion is guaranteed.


We have implemented the PhotonClick® technology in our primers for Melamine and several thermoplastic surfaces (PP, PE, PET, PMMA) and are constantly inventing new technology by listening to our customers’ need.  Our team has a long experience from the coatings industry and academic research. Although we only focus on solving adhesion, we can offer advice on how to optimise the build up of the complete coating system. 





Innovation and patents

For our new solutions and products.

We are an innovation company, continuously developing new solutions and products to meet new industrial adhesion challenges. Intellectual property is therefore a key resource in our company and our IP portfolio includes several granted patents as well as pending applications for current and next generation solutions. Our technology is patented world-wide, and we have several patents pending.

All coating products using our technology are clearly marked with PhotonClick® text and logo and can only be obtained directly from us or through one of our partners. A license agreement with us is always required for legal use of the technology. If you are unsure or if you have questions about patent, licensing, our partners or the technology contact us directly.

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