Composite bonding adhesives for lightweight vehicle construction

DuPont Composite Bonding Adhesives

To meet government legislation on carbon emissions, OEM’s are increasingly selecting composite materials for lightweight vehicle construction and to reduce vehicle emissions. Structural adhesives have been proven to be the best bonding method for composites where they enable composites to be bonded to coated metals, whilst maintaining the integrity of the fibre composite part. BETAFORCE™ … Read moreComposite bonding adhesives for lightweight vehicle construction

DuPont launches new brand identity

DuPont New Branding

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

New Product Brand Name for Dow Corning – DOWSIL™

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Dow have unveiled DOWSIL™ as the new product brand name for Dow Corning branded silicone products. Through a phased implementation, Dow Corning branded silicone products for building and construction will be gradually renamed DOWSIL. Product descriptions that are part of the product names today will remain the same and products will be sold by Dow … Read moreNew Product Brand Name for Dow Corning – DOWSIL™

Dow Consumer Solutions – New Website Launch

Dow Corning silicones

As part of the Dow Corning integration into Dow, a new website was launched on Monday 6th November 2017. The Dow Consumer Solutions website replaces the current and platforms. The website is designed to provide a simpler, more enjoyable online experience. Main features of the website New mobile-friendly design Easy navigation by products and … Read moreDow Consumer Solutions – New Website Launch

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

Dow Awarded for: Development of new adhesives for vehicle construction

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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.

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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?

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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