Adhesion Promoters

Borica manufactures a range of adhesion promoters (TYTAN™ AP) based on titanium and zirconium chelates. These are predominantly used for cross-linking resins to low surface energy polymeric substrates. Some grades are suitable for bonding to other substrates such as glass and metal.

These types of adhesion promoter are very popular in packaging ink formulations as they have favourable food contact approvals, low odour and a high level of transparency. They also improve gloss and aid pigment dispersion. Some grades also act as cross-linking agents to modify the rheology of certain oilfield fluids e.g. guar-thickened fracturing fluids.


    • Organotitanate and organozirconate chelates.

    • Wide range of food contact approvals: Swiss Ordinance 6A and more.

    • Cross-links a number of different resin and substrate functional groups.

    • Strongly increases adhesion of solvent based inks to various polymer substrates (amongst others like glass and metal too).

    • Used in flexographic and gravure inks.


    • High transparency, gloss levels and optical clarity - Excellent for transparent and high gloss packaging inks.

    • Improves adhesion on low surface energy substrates, such as flexible packaging films.

    • Aids pigment dispersion.

    • Low odour.

    • High temperature stability - can be used to maintain high viscosity of fracturing fluids thickened with guar derivatives at high temperatures (deep well conditions).

Typical Applications

    • Adhesion promotion of solvent based inks to difficult substrates.

    • High gloss flexographic and gravure inks.

    • Coatings.

    • Adhesives.

    • Cross-linking guar additives in oilfield and fracturing fluids.

Featured grades with technical datasheets

A brief overview of the key grades is given below. You will find the Technical Datasheets (TDS) available for download. If you are looking for a Safety Datasheet (SDS) or Product Safety Information (PSI) then please get in touch by phone or via the contact buttons at the top of the page.

Should you not find what you are looking for here then please note that we have further grades available besides these. One of our Technical Sales team will be happy to help. All of the sales team are technically qualified and will be able to advise you on which product to choose. You can either call us, email us or fill in a quick form at the top of the page to get us to call you (Request a Callback). A sample can be requested via the button at the top of the page as well. Please note that by providing us with your contact details, you are agreeing for us to potentially contact you.

Related brochures & technical literature

You will find some of the key product brochures available for download below. There are more brochures available upon request. If you would like to discuss your enquiry further then please get in contact by phone or by filling in the "Request a Callback" form at the top of the page. Someone from the technical sales team will then call you within 24 hours, to discuss your project further.

TYTAN™ - Adhesion Promoters for Inks

Overview brochure highlighting the key TYTAN™ AP products used as adhesion promoters in packaging inks.

TYTAN™ - Adhesion Promoters for Inks Brochure /




TYTAN™ AP910 – Zirconium Adhesion Promoter for Packaging Inks

This flyer details the benefits of the new TYTAN™ AP910 - one of the best solutions for adhesion promotion in packaging inks.

TYTAN™ AP 910 – Zirconium Adhesion Promoter for Packaging Inks Brochure /