What are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?

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Polyurethane, also known as PU is a polymer made from combining an organic compound unit with carbamate (urethane). PU is available in different forms; rigid solid, foam or soft elastomer, making it an extremely versatile material for a range of end-user applications. Some uses include roof insulation, insulated panels, windows and doors in construction (rigid … Read moreWhat are the best adhesives for bonding polyurethane?

Dow at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

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Dow will be presenting their lightweight automotive solutions at this year’s Automechanika fair, which takes place in Frankfurt from Tuesday 11th – Saturday 15th September 2018. Automechanika is the world leading trade fair for the automotive service industry, attracting around 133,000 trade visitors from 170 countries. The fair takes place every two years and highlights … Read moreDow at Automechanika Frankfurt 2018

Antala and Dow Driving the Design of New Electric Taxis

Antala and Dow Driving the Design of New Electric Taxis Antala are proud to be working with LEVC (London Electric Vehicle Company) on their ground-breaking work in developing the iconic black cabs. The new taxis had begun carrying fare-paying passengers, earlier this year. Dow Automotive System’s structural adhesives, bonding, and sealing solutions were critical in … Read moreAntala and Dow Driving the Design of New Electric Taxis

Dow Automotive Structural Adhesives enhance lightweight module construction

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Dow Automotive Structural Adhesives enhance lightweight module construction Dow Automotive Systems structural adhesives BETAFORCE™, BETAMATE™ and BETASEAL™ solutions have been shown to enhance lightweight module construction. Car manufacturers are increasingly designing and using a mix of multi-materials in liftgate/hatchback, decklids, and front-end carrier modules. This helps to reduce weight whilst maintaining design flexibility, style and … Read moreDow Automotive Structural Adhesives enhance lightweight module construction

Betamate Adhesives Pass Fire Standard For Rail Applications

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Dow have announced three grades of Betamate structural adhesives have passed the European Standard EN45545-2 for railway vehicles. Betamate 2700 A/B, Betamate 7120 and Betamate 7170 were tested and satisfied the hazard level (HL) requirements for EN45545-2. Tests included applying the adhesives in conjunction with steel, testing for window assemblies, interior and exterior surfaces, floor … Read moreBetamate Adhesives Pass Fire Standard For Rail Applications

Dow Automotive contributes to the rebirth of the legendary Renault Alpine A110

Alpine, the myth of French sports cars, is back! For sports lovers, this dream that began in 1955 now continues. Having created cars like the famous 110. A 1973 World Rally Champion. The French brand Renault again launches the Alpine brand. The French company unveiled in the Geneva Motor Show the production version of this … Read moreDow Automotive contributes to the rebirth of the legendary Renault Alpine A110

Betaforce, Adhesive for Lightweight Vehicle Construction

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Betaforce is a new composite bonding adhesive developed by Auburn Hills-based Dow Automotive Systems is now being used in the Audi R8 and the Lamborghini Huracan, among other vehicles, to support lightweight construction, which leads to better fuel economy. “Betaforce composite bonding adhesives enable the joining of lightweight materials, which helps automotive manufacturers achieve many … Read moreBetaforce, Adhesive for Lightweight Vehicle Construction

BETASEAL and the correct time following a windshield installation

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BETASEAL adhesives and the drive away time following a windshield installation Dow Automotive Systems have released the following information relating to it’s BETASEAL adhesive systems and the correct time following a windshield installation that a calibration on a motor vehicle equipped with an advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) can be completed. A replaced windshield sits firm in the … Read moreBETASEAL and the correct time following a windshield installation

BETAPRIME Primers Dow Automotive Systems

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Promoting Glass and Metal Adhesion BETAPRIME primers from Dow Automotive Systems promote adhesion to the vehicle body or glass, and are ideal for use in automotive glass replacement applications. BETAPRIME primers are easy to use and meet all OEM and long-term durability requirements. The BETAPRIME primer portfolio includes BETAPRIME 5404A Pinchweld and Encapsulation Primer Simplifies … Read moreBETAPRIME Primers Dow Automotive Systems

BETAMATE epoxy Structural Bonding Adhesives from Dow Automotive

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BETAMATE epoxy structural adhesives provide high performance bonding to steel, aluminium and other materials to enhance stiffness, NVH, crash and durability performance. They supplant welds & mechanical fasteners to help improve durability while reducing weight, and manufacturing cost. They are ideal for use in closures (doors, hoods, trunks and tailgates) as well as body structure … Read moreBETAMATE epoxy Structural Bonding Adhesives from Dow Automotive