Some substrate materials benefit from priming the surface to improve adherence to a lubricious coating. In these instances, application of our patented primer coating creates a uniform, compatible surface that enables durable bonding of the subsequent ISurGlide coating.
PhotoPrime® primers use photochemistry to modify the surface of a device. The primer’s photoreactivity increases the crosslinking density and gives the coating system its strength and durability. They are applied using dip/UV cure procedures similar to those used to apply our ISurGlide products nearly identical to the procedure for our ISurGlide products.
PhotoPrime® primers have been used successfully to enable durable coatings on nylon, Grilamid®, all durometers of PEBAX®, polyurethane, low-density polyethylene, high-density polyethylene, polyester, polypropylene, silicone rubber, silicon, and metal.