Betaseal adhesive systems, with more than 60 years behind them, are a symbol of quality for glass replacement processes in the automotive industry.
Betaseal Adhesive Systems: OEM Quality
For decades, Betaseal glass adhesives have been used to bond glass to vehicles. The Betaseal crystal bonding system is the main bonding method used inpractically all the vehicles that are manufactured in the world. Currently, thanks to technology processes, Betaseal adhesive systems have extended their applications to the automotive sector with the emergence of e-mobility.
Also, this solution is used to glue the glass directly to the vehicle body using a high-strength adhesive. Consequently, the bonding of the glass restores the structural integrity of the vehicle interior to ensure the safety of the occupants. This method places greater demands on the structural design of the windshield which, in turn, requires more knowledge and skill on the part of the installer.
Betaseal: More Than 60 Years of History
We review the chronology of these adhesive systems:
- 1961: First used in the US in the production of a vehicle.
- 1973: US applies for mass production.
- 1976: They begin to spread across Europe for mass production.
- 1980: Two-component glass adhesive is introduced.
- 1990: Advanced curing treatment. High modulus, two-component, non-conductive adhesive.
- 1990: Introduction of primerless bonding technology.
- 2011: Advanced one-component curing. This windshield adhesive with a minimum retention time of 30 ‘, becomes the fastest on the market.
- 2020: 30-minute high modulus non-conductive adhesive system with MDI- and MDTA-free primers
A Future Focused on Electric Mobility
By 2030, one in three cars sold is expected to be electric. Consequently, with the expansion of quieter electric motors, users will value a safe and quiet ride when replacing the windshield. As windshield repairs and replacements are common processes, it will be important to eliminate wind or road noise by advancing the windshield joint. Consequently, Betaseal adhesive systems are currently also used for sealing and gap filling in electric vehicle batteries.