Eastman Polyolefin Adhesion Promoters


Eastman polyolefin adhesion promoters consist of modified polypropylene and polyethylene polymers that are used to improve adhesion to untreated plastics and other difficult to bond surfaces.  These adhesion promoters can be used to improve adhesion in three ways; as a primer between the substrate and subsequent coating, as a primer or tie coat between coating layers, and as a stir-in additive to the formulation.  Eastman polyolefin adhesion promoters can be categorized into one of two product  categories; chlorinated polyolefins and non-chlorinated polyolefins.

Chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters are polyethylene and polypropylene polymers that have been modified with chlorine.  When used as a primer, the olefin backbone of the polymer bonds well to untreated, non-polar substrates and functions as a coupling agent between the substrate and polar functional groups present in subsequent coatings, paints, inks, or adhesives.  In addition to use as a primer, grades of chlorinated polyolefins with a high chlorine content can be added directly to formulation as an adhesion-promoting additive to create a one step topcoat system with enhanced adhesion properties.  In addition to enhanced adhesion to olefin based plastics, chlorinated polyolefins can be used to improve adhesion performance to metal, polyvinyl chloride, and other non-olefin plastics. 

Non-chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoters are polypropylene and polyethylene polymers that are modified with functional groups other than chlorine, in most cases maleic anhydride.  These adhesion promoters should be used when halogens need to be avoided for regulatory or environmental concerns.  These chlorine-free polymers function similar to the chlorinated polyolefins and can improve adhesion when used as a primer or formulated directly in a coating, ink, or adhesive.

Eastman Polyolefin Adhesion Promoters are commercially available as solutions, water-based dispersions, and as solid resins.  Solution based grades are available in multiple solvents including xylene and aromatic 100.  The solution grades are ideal for use in solvent-based coating systems.  If solvent must be avoided, the water-based dispersion grades are recommended.  To learn more about a specific chlorinated or non-chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoter select a grade page below, contact us today to speak to one of our product experts, or click here to view our detailed how to guide.

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Adhesion failure of coatings, inks, and adhesives to polyolefin substrates including polypropylene, polyethylene, and TPO.

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CP 343-1-100% container
CP 343-1-100% is a solid powder form chlorinated polyolefin that is used in solution based primer formulations for untreated polypropylene, TPO, and metal.
AP 550-1-25% Xylene container
Eastman AP 550-1-25% Xylene is a non-chlorinated polyolefin adhesion promoter supplied at 25% solid content and dissolved in Xylene solvent. It provides excellent adhesion to polypropylene and thermoplastic olefins.
CP 730-1-100% container
CP 730-1 is an adhesion promoting polyolefin resin that is used in primer formulation for polypropylene. It offers maximum fuel and humidity resistance.
CP 515-2-40% Xylene container
CP 515-2-40% is a solution of chlorinated polyolefin in Xylene that is used as an additive to promote adhesion of inks, coatings, and adhesives to plastic.
CP 153-2-25% Xylene container
CP 153-2-25% is a chlorinated polyethylene solution that is used in primers to promote adhesion of coatings, inks, and adhesives to untreated polyethylene.
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This guide outlines how to properly use Eastman Polyolefin Adhesion Promoters to improve adhesion of coatings, inks, and adhesives to plastic and metal.