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Adhesion Promoters 101 


Marc Hirsch

Adhesion is one of the most important properties of both decorative and protective coatings. Many of the additives used in coating formulations can have a negative impact on the overall adhesion behavior, even for surfaces that would not be considered difficult for adhesion. Adhesion promoters (AP) are bi-functional materials that increase adhesive strength between the coating and the substrate and sometimes are referred to as coupling agents. Learn more about adhesion promoters in this article on the Prospector Knowledge Center...




Marc Hirsch is a renowned industry expert with extensive experience in the field of paints and coatings. He works as a senior scientist at M&M Hirsch & Associates, LLC, which involves problem-solving, mentoring, consultation, and the formulation and facilitation of projects.