ATmaP™ is an innovative and patented one step surface treatment process for a range of materials (e.g., Plastics, Glass, and Metals) prior to painting or bonding without the need to use Adhesion Promoting Primers. ATmaP™ is an acronym for; Accelerated Thermo-molecular adhesion Process.
ATmaP™ is the process of grafting a nitrogen-based coupling agent to the surface of a material being treated via atomization and vaporization through the center of a Cirqual® gas burner. When the Cirqual® flame (with the atomized and vaporized coupling agent) contacts a component being treated, it chemically bonds oxides of Nitrogen into its surface. ATmaP™ is an environmentally friendly process, with no discharge of VOCs or HAPs.
Current technologies, such as adhesion promoters and other aggressive primers are unable to match the levels of adhesion achieved by ATmaP™. ATmaP™ exceeds current OEM requirements for industry standard adhesion tests such as; Stone-chip Resistance, Gasoline Soak, Mandrel Bend, Water Jet, Thermal Shock, Humidity, Chemical Resistance, Lap Shear, and Cross Hatch etc.
The ATmaP™ Process Offers The Following Benefits: