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Ori-Polar™ adhesion promoter

Industry-leading adhesive strength

Ori-Polar™ is an innovative surface treatment that improves the adhesion between plastic/metal components and automotive glass when using polyurethane (PU) adhesives. This adhesion-promoting solution increases the polar characteristics of the substrate, resulting in stronger and more durable bonds. Ori-Polar™ is a safe and environmentally-friendly option, as it is free of toxic chemicals, in contrast to the unsafe and carcinogenic primers traditionally used in the automotive glass industry.

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Ori-Polar™ offers multiple solutions to enhance the bond strength of windshield parts, each suited for a different method of application. The product can be applied to the windshield component (OPL21), sprayed onto the glass surface (OPL26), or applied directly during the plastic injection molding process (OPM11 - Patent pending). This versatility allows for easy integration into various manufacturing processes and ensures optimal bonding performance in any application.

Ori-Polar™ adhesion promoter

Sustainable alternative to toxic primers

Ori-Polar™ presents a safer option compared to traditional toxic primers by being free from hazardous chemicals, providing a safer option for manufacturing and health. The product not only offers enhanced adhesion performance but also eliminates the safety and environmental concerns associated with toxic primers. Ori-Polar™ is a non-toxic and eco-friendly adhesion promoter that gives manufacturers peace of mind and support their sustainable objectives.

Toxic-free

1 year shelf-life

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PU / SBT adhesives

Ori-Polar™ adhesion promoter

3 types of application

Direct application

Ori-Polar™ OPL21

Part spray
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UV curing

Glass application

Ori-Polar™ OPL26

Windshield spray
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UV curing

In-mold application

Ori-Polar™ OPM11

Plastic injection
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No UV required

Ori-Polar™ adhesion promoter is a chemical treatment applied to a plastic, metal, or glass surface to enhance its ability to bond with polyurethane (PU) liquid adhesives. The treatment creates a thin layer on the surface that changes the surface energy of the substrate in such a way that the PU adhesive can better wet and adhere to the surface. The result is a stronger and more durable bond between the substrate and adhesive.

Ori-Polar™ adhesion promoter is designed to enhance the compatibility of plastic, metal, and glass surfaces with PU liquid adhesives. However, it can also be used with structural bonding tapes like Ori-Tape™, but it is not always necessary as these types of SBT adhesives generally have strong adhesion properties on their own.

Ori-Polar™ is a range of chemical treatments for enhancing the adhesion of auto-glass components and polyurethane (PU) liquid adhesives. These treatments are specifically designed for different applications in the automotive industry.

OPL21: This is a chemical treatment that is applied to the windshield component in the Oribay group manufacturing plant. It is sprayed and UV cured, and the parts can be stored for up to 1 year before the PU adhesive is applied in the auto glass factory.

OPL26: This is also a chemical treatment that is sprayed directly onto the windshield glass in the auto glass factory. Like OPL21, it needs to be UV cured, and the windshields can be stored for up to 1 year before PU adhesive application.

OPM11: This is an innovative surface modification for plastic parts that is sprayed directly during the in-mold plastic injection process. Unlike OPL21 and OPL26, it doesn’t require UV curing and is an exclusive-patented solution by the company.

Compared to toxic primers, Ori-Polar™ offers the following key benefits that can simplify and improve the adhesion process:

Non-toxic: Ori-Polar™ does not contain carcinogenic isocyanates found in conventional primers and also the use of Individual Protective Equipment (IPE) is not required when using Ori-Polar™, unlike traditional primers.

Long storage life: Ori-Polar™ functionalized parts can be stored for up to one year before PU adhesive application, compared to traditional primers which need to be applied immediately before PU adhesive application.

Simplified process: OPL21 and OPM11 can be applied in the Oribay Group manufacturing plants, whereas traditional primers need to be applied in the auto glass factory.

In-mold application: OPM11 is applied directly during the plastic injection molding process, providing an innovative solution that can improve the efficiency of the manufacturing process.

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Our R&D team is constantly working on research projects for the automotive industry. We are specialized in areas such as ADAS, printed electronics, coatings, adhesives…

Our R&D team is constantly working to develop innovative solutions for the automotive industry. We are specialized in areas such as ADAS, printed electronics, coatings, adhesives… 

We work together with the leading Basque and European research centers from early TRL stages, searching for new solutions and technologies to meet our clients’ needs.

We work together with the leading Basque and European research centers from early TRL stages, searching for new solutions and technologies to meet the needs of our clients.

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