Additive Products

Where it Works

Our products add unparalleled smart self-healing functionality to coatings, adhesives, and composites in a wide range of end-use applications, including alternative energy, industrial maintenance and machinery, military equipment, infrastructure, oil and gas machinery, transportation, and even consumer paints. 

Self-Healing Coatings Offer Substrate Protection

Inspired by nature, our self-healing technology begins to repair coating damage immediately and without manual intervention. Our microencapsulated additives are compatible with most solvent-borne, waterborne, and powder coatings and provide improved protection to metals, wood, concrete, plastic, composite,  and other substrates. We offer three series of products in both wet and dry form— contact us to formulate the ideal coating for your specific equipment in its service environment. 

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Dual Capsule System (Reactive Silicone Polymers with Ability to Cure Under Water)

Good for

  • Heavy Industrial Protective Coatings
  • Maintenance and New Construction
  • Fatigue Resistant Adhesives

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Single Capsule System (Solvent-Promoted Cure of Epoxy Resin)

Good for

  • Light to Heavy Duty Protective Coatings
  • Powder Coatings
  • Adhesives and Structural Composites

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Single capsule system based on oxygen-initiated cross-linking of functionalized alkyd resins.

Good for

  • Industrial Maintenance Coatings
  • Protective Wood and Concrete Coatings
  • Automotive Undercoatings

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AMP up your product

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A custom formulation option providing additional core components for enhanced targeted performance after coating damage, including maintained adhesion, improved corrosion resistance, extended mold, and mildew resistance, etc. Contact us to find out more.

AMI technology is flexible and allows us to vary microcapsule diameters and shell-wall thickness. This, coupled with the range of available self-healing chemistries, allows us to provide customized solutions for many applications.

Engineered to Protect your Assets

Repair is autonomically initiated whenever damage occurs over the course of the entire asset life cycle:

General Application Guidelines

AMPARMOR® microcapsules are not recommended as an addition to fully formulated coatings. Some degree of reformulation is typically required.

  • Adjustment of pigment volume concentration
  • Adjustment of pigment size distribution
  • Adjustment of resin chemistry to achieve desired Tg
  • Proper selection of dispersing aids

Our self-healing microcapsules are stable under typical storage conditions. However, caution must be exercised when incorporating capsules into coating formulations as excess shear and/or grinding may cause capsules to rupture.

  • For liquid coatings, adding microcapsules is recommended during the letdown stage.
  • For powder coatings, capsules should be added as a dry blend after extrudate grinding.