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 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

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 Adhesives Improve Vehicle Structure in Glass Bonding Applications

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BETASEAL ™ adhesives are used worldwide for the structural bonding and sealing of vehicle glass, including panoramic roofs, front and rear screens, quarter lights and partitions. With a proven track record of delivering exceptional performance, reduced costs and reduced assembly times, BETASEAL ™ glass bonding systems are used worldwide for structural bonding and glass sealing … Read moreBETASEAL Adhesives Improve Vehicle Structure in Glass Bonding Applications

BETAFORCE Composite Bonding Adhesives for Lightweight Multi-Material Vehicles

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BETAFORCE composite bonding adhesives for high-performance bonding in lightweight multi-material vehicles. BETAFORCE adhesives enable significant weight reduction, better corrosion protection and improved acoustic performance. This composite bonding adhesive is an ideal choice for joining carbon fibre, glass fibre composites and other dissimilar materials such as aluminium, steel and SMC to name but a few. Composites are gaining … Read moreBETAFORCE Composite Bonding Adhesives for Lightweight Multi-Material Vehicles

Composite Bonding to the Next Level

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Composite bonding solutions by Dow Automotive Systems has extended its successful technology for carbon-fiber by adding an innovative injection bonding technique for BETAFORCE™ composite bonding adhesives. Injection bonding is a further example of the customizing capabilities of BETAFORCE to address specific customer requirements for production, such as open times and cycle times, without affecting mechanical … Read moreComposite Bonding to the Next Level

Dow received 21 nominations for 2015 R&D 100 Awards

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The multinational Dow received 21 nominations in the awards known as ‘Oscars of innovation’ for products already on the market. 21 nominations in the ‘Oscars of Innovation’. Dow Chemical Company is the second largest chemical company in the world in production. Its engine of innovation can not stop for a second to give immediate answers … Read moreDow received 21 nominations for 2015 R&D 100 Awards