Society of German Chemists (GDCh) awards Meyer-Galow-Preis for Business Chemistry to Dow-employees
Dow Awarded for: Development of new adhesives for vehicle construction
HORGEN, Switzerland: Monday, December 07, 2015
Dr. Andreas Lutz and Dr. Stefan Schmatloch responsible for research and development of new adhesive technologies at The Dow Chemical Company (“Dow”), were awarded with the Meyer-Galow-award for business chemistry. This prize honors scientists in German-speaking countries who have a decisive role in a recent chemical innovation. Lutz and Schmatloch are receiving the prize, worth EUR 10,000, for the innovative development of the BETAFORCE™ adhesive that enables the efficient and permanent adhesion of fiber composite materials such as in lightweight vehicle construction. The award ceremony was hosted by Dow at their European Headquarter in Horgen, Switzerland, together with the Society German Chemists (German: Gesellschaft Deutscher Chemiker, GDCh), which manages the Meyer-Galow Foundation for Business Chemistry.
Automated application of adhesive bead in the body shop
The lighter the car, the less energy it consumes. Therefore, adhesives have found their way into vehicle construction and are increasingly being used. Even entire passenger compartments, which have to be particularly safe, can be produced from the new, lightweight materials. Carbon and fiberglass reinforced plastics, also known as fiber composites, are particularly promising. However: How are individual components being connected to ensure stability and resistance in a crash or during long-term use?