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Customized Nanocoating on Copper Substrate


Copper is the most extensively used material in cables and electrical and electronic components because of its durability, ductility, and excellent thermal and electrical conductivity. Alfa Chemistry offers unique functionalized coating services for copper substrates, and copper metal with a functional surface offers significant performance advantages in a number of applications. You can increase the performance of practically any copper-based product with our extensive and simple-to-apply selection of specialist coating treatments. Join together with us to make your copper surfaces more functional!

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

Alfa Chemistry provides a number of coating technologies that may be used to functionalize the surface of copper substrates, resulting in a number of performance advantages. For copper substrates, we provide a variety of surface modification possibilities.

  • Surface Waterproofing Coating Technology - We can make copper substrates highly resistant to water and oil, making them highly repellant to practically any liquid.
  • Hydrophilic Coating Technology - We can use hydrophilic coating technology to make the surface of copper substrates more hydrophilic.
  • Adhesion Promotion Coating Technology - We can functionalize copper substrates to improve the adhesive capabilities of the surface using adhesion promotion coating technology.
  • Particle Modified Coating Technology - Alfa Chemistry can improve particle behavior, minimize aggregation, and maximize cross-linking by functionalizing copper powders and particles.
  • Lubricant Coating Technology - Copper substrates can be functionalized to reduce surface friction.

Above, we can create optically transparent and long-lasting nano-coatings.

Extensive Surface Modification Technology Options

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Alfa Chemistry Coating Solution Cases

Case 1: Silver nanoparticle anti-biocorrosion coating

This is a green surface modification method for copper surfaces that improves corrosion resistance, bacterial adhesion, and biocorrosion. 2,2'-Biothiophenes are oxidatively grafted onto copper surfaces to form self-assembled 2,2'-Biothiophene monomolecular layers. Silver ions are then reduced to silver nanoparticles (Ag NPs) on the surface to make homogenous thiophene polymer films with densely linked Ag NPs. The immobilized Ag NPs dramatically reduced bacterial adherence and improved the modified copper surface's antibacterial capabilities.

Case 2: S-N-C doped TiO2 nanocorrosion resistant coating

Alfa Chemistry uses a sol-gel process to cover copper surfaces with nano TiO2 coatings doped with three atoms of nitrogen, sulfur, and carbon, which provide corrosion resistance when deposited on copper substrates.

The SEM images a) bare copper b) coated copper with S-N-C-doped TiO2 nano coating.Fig 1. The SEM images a) bare copper b) coated copper with S-N-C-doped TiO2 nano coating. (Razavi F. S, et al. 2018)

Case 3: Ni-P-nano TiN composite coating

Alfa Chemistry used chemical plating procedures to successfully manufacture Ni-P-nano TiN composite coatings for TL084 copper alloy synchronizer rings. With a sufficient coefficient of friction, the optimized copper alloy has a service life of up to 2 x 105 cycles. The micro TiN particles uniformly distributed in the Ni-P matrix are responsible for the nanocomposite coating's much higher hardness and wear resistance as compared to a typical pure Ni-P coating.

Why Choose Alfa Chemistry?

  • Our custom coatings are lightweight, environmentally friendly and safe.
  • We create the right solution for the specific requirements of your product.
  • We have extensive experience and have been working on surface chemistry technologies related to copper.


  • Razavi F. S, et al. (2018). "Sol-Gel Synthesis, Characterization and Electrochemical Corrosion Behavior of S-N-C-Doped TiO2 Nano Coating on Copper." Journal of Molecular Liquids. 266: 99-105.

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