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Customized Nanocoating on ABS Substrate


Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) is a chemically resistant, opaque thermoplastic polymer and amorphous polymer made of ABS. ABS is a material with good mechanical qualities and a high level of surface quality. ABS also has good electrical insulating characteristics in addition to these. Electronic housings, automobile parts, consumer products, tubing, and Lego toys are just a few examples. ABS, on the other hand, is vulnerable to polar solvents.

ABS resins with functional surfaces can offer a number of performance advantages in a variety of applications. Alfa Chemistry can provide functionalized surface coating services for ABS materials. You can modify the surface qualities of practically any ABS resin-related product using our wide and simple surface modification methods. You may confidently modify the surface of your product if you choose to deal with us!

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

Alfa Chemistry provides customers with a number of polymer surface modification technologies that can be used to change the surface of ABS materials and improve their varied surface qualities. Our surface modification technology options include but are not limited to the following.

  • Surface Waterproof Coating Technology - We are able to functionalize ABS surfaces with hydrophobic and oleophobic properties to make them highly water and oil resistant, effectively making them impervious to virtually all liquids.
  • Hydrophilic coating technology - We can make ABS highly hydrophilic by functionalizing its surface.
  • Particle Modification Coating Technology - Alfa Chemistry can functionalize ABS particle surfaces to improve particle behavior, eliminate aggregation, and optimize cross-linking.
  • Lubricant Coating Technology - We can functionalize the surface of ABS substrates with lubrication to reduce surface friction.

Chemically stable, optically transparent, and very durable, these nanoscale coatings can be created.

Customized Nanocoating on ABS Substrate

Learn more about our hydrophobic and oleophobic coatings.
Learn more about our hydrophilic coatings.
Learn more about our particle-modified coatings.
Learn more about our lubricant coatings.

Alfa Chemistry Coating Solution Cases

Case 1: Environmentally friendly chemical nickel plating using supercritical CO2 on hydrophilic modified ABS

From printed circuit manufacture to decorative coatings on plastic products, plastic surfaces are metallized for a number of industrial uses. Plastic items that have been metallized get metallic qualities like reflectivity, abrasion resistance, electrical conductivity, and aesthetic shine. Alfa Chemistry successfully achieved scCO2-assisted chemical plating of Ni-P on ABS via hydrophilic copolymer modification. The thickness of the metal-polymer composite layer controls adhesion between the metal layer and the polymer substrate.

Environmentally friendly electroless nickel plating using supercritical carbon dioxide on hydrophilically modified acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene.Fig 1. Environmentally friendly electroless nickel plating using supercritical carbon dioxide on hydrophilically modified acrylonitrile-butadiene-styrene. (Tengsuwa S, et al. 2014)

Why Choose Alfa Chemistry?

  • We are experienced with custom polymer surface coatings.
  • Our custom coated products are thin and green safe.
  • Our coating solutions can be customized to the specific requirements of your product.


  • Tengsuwa S, et al. (2014). "Environmentally Benign Electroless Nickel Plating Using Supercritical Carbon-Dioxide on Hydrophilically Modified Acrylonitrile-Butadiene-Styrene." Journal of Materials Research and Technology. 15: 3983-3994.

Our products and services are for research use only and cannot be used for any clinical purpose.

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