Adhesives and Sealants for the Automotive Industry

Automotive Adhesives and Sealants

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 … Read moreAdhesives and Sealants for the Automotive Industry

Antala supports Ardingly College in solar car challenge

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Antala are proud to be supporting the Ardingly Solar team on their preparations for the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge 2019 (BWSC). The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge is a bi-annual competition where students from colleges and universities design, build and race a solar powered electric vehicle across Australia. Ardingly Solar will be competing with teams from … Read moreAntala supports Ardingly College in solar car challenge

DuPont launches new brand identity

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DowDuPont had announced in February 2018 that its Speciality Products Division will be called DuPont when it becomes an independent, publicly traded company, which is expected by June 2019. The new DuPont will deliver specialised customer solutions across four segments: Electronics & Imaging, Nutrition & Biosciences, Safety & Construction, and Transportation & Advanced Polymers. As … Read moreDuPont launches new brand identity

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 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 accommodating the design requirements for the taxi’s new lightweight aluminium … 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