Molecular adhesion technology is the means for providing a strong adhesion between rubber and various other materials such as metal, resin, ceramics, glass, and different kinds of rubber.
By using adhesion surface treatment and heat/pressure, this technology provides a strong adhesion without high-density adhesives or conventional high temperature/high pressure adhesion processes.
- Ultra-fine grooves and fluid channels that have been etched in plastics, etc. can be sealed without being filled.
(This is due to the molecular film being close to a monolayer, even if a molecular adhesive is used.)
- Molecular adhesion is conducted at a temperature that does not exceed the melting point of the target materials, thus reducing the risk of deformation.
(Unlike heat sealing with plastics, adheasion temperature is 80°C or lower.)
- Molecular adhesion enables adhesion between silicone rubber and difficult to adhere plastics.
(This is the strongest feature of molecular adhesion technology. For optical detection applications, it is essential to have a flat, clean surface free of residual adhesive.)
Characteristics of PDMS (Silicone Rubber)
- Air bubbles can be eliminated from liquids due to silicone's excellent air permeability.
- Advantageous over conventional resins in terms of heat resistance, UV resistance, and weather resistance.
- The shape of the silicone rubber can be changed by using external stress.
(Swelling, expansion: Applicable for valves)
In-house Evaluation Tests
- Chip material PCR inhibition check (Also applicable to RNA)
*For enzymes, primer, and check conditions, please consult us.*
- Chip material intrinsic fluorescence observation
*For oberservation wavelength, please consult us.*