Adhesives have become a key technology in the automotive industry and continue to replace welding and mechanical fasteners.
Today, over 15kg of adhesives are used on an average family car. In addition to lightweighting, manufacturers are using adhesives to improve the strength and stiffness of the vehicles and to absorb vibrations and dampen out unwanted engine and road noise. Overall improving passenger comfort and safety.
With stricter emission regulations on reducing pollution, we are starting to see a fundamental shift in the industry to producing more efficient and environmentally friendly electric cars. This change brings new innovative adhesives designed to meet the challenges of today.
Here at Antala, we have extensive knowledge and experience in supporting some of the largest automotive manufacturers. Our range of adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry cover both interior and exterior applications.
Interior Automotive Applications
Our range of adhesives and sealants can be used for interior applications such as dashboards and trims, electronic systems and engine compartments.
Interior components/modules and trims
High performance adhesives such as Permabond 792, Araldite 2050, Araldite 2051 can be used to bond instrument panels and components such as dashboards, vents and heating units. Araldite 2021-1 and Araldite 2022-1 are toughened adhesives with resilience to vibrations, dynamic loading and mechanical impact making them suitable for automotive interior modules.
Engine compartment/Powertrain systems
Permabond HM162 can be used for high strength bonding of gears to shafts and bearings into housings. Anaerobic threadlockers can be used for nuts and bolts to prevent vibration loosening. Permabond A1042, and Permabond MM115 can be used to prevent corrosion and leakage. Permabond MH196 can be used for gasketing gear box cover and sealing flanges and bolt holes.
Permabond TA4610 can be used for bonding polypropylene such as washer plugs.
Dowsil 736 Heat Resistant Sealant can be used for the air intake/induction system, helping to seal out moisture, dust and contaminants.
Our automotive solutions for e-motors include heat-conductive encapsulants and impregnation epoxy resins that improve heat dissipation. Product recommended: Araldite CW5742/ Aradur HY 5726, Araldite CW 2731
Battery & Power Electronics
The range includes Betamate and Betaforce for battery modules and casings. Casting and impregnation resin systems for protecting sensitive devices and improving thermal management. Applications include batteries, wire harness, connectors, inverters, converters, sensors, switches and electronic control units. Product recommended: Araldite CW1312/Aradur HY1300, Araldite CW1302/Aradur HY1300
Fuel system and seals in fuel over a wide range of temperatures and pressures with minimal acceptable flange widths. Product recommended: DOWSIL 730 FS Solvent Resistant Sealant
Exterior Automotive Applications
Our adhesives and sealants for the automotive industry can be used for exterior applications such as structural bonding, lamp assembly and glass bonding.
Structural bonding of chassis and vehicle body
Betamate and Betaforce structural adhesives enable high performance bonding to composites, carbon fibre, steel, aluminium and other materials to enhance vehicle stiffness, reduce weight and improve crash and durability performance. Betamate and Betaforce can be used for vehicle panels, body shell and components.
Betafill can be used for sealing vehicle body joints and seams to protect interior compartments from dust, dirt and moisture, as well as providing added protection from corrosion.
Dowsil 7091 silicone adhesive/sealant can be used on the control units for head lamps and for bonding seals with housings and products for thermal management.
Glass bonding and direct glazing systems
Betaseal and Betamate glass bonding systems are used for structural bonding and sealing of stationary vehicle glass including windshields, backlites and quarter glass. The glass bonding systems consist of Betaclean cleaners and Betaprime primers that can be used on multi-substrates, body and paints.
Merbenit SK212 is a SMP adhesive with a high initial tack and strength, making it suitable for bonding windscreens on vehicles.
Our Automotive Industry Solutions
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