BETAMATE™ Structural Adhesives have been named Dow’s (NYSE:DOW) third “Breakthrough to World Challenges,” meeting a milestone set by the Company as part of its 2015 Sustainability Goals. A recent recipient of a 2014 R&D 100 Award and two 2014 PACE Awards, BETAMATE Structural Adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly which ena... (read more)
Dow Automotive Systems launches first truly amine emission free Polyurethane (PU) foam solution for interior applications
SPECFLEX™ Activ - New PU foam solution without catalysts meeting the most stringent emission targets combined with outstanding properties and process latitude.
Dow Automotive Systems is continuing to pioneer material solutions in aut... (read more)
Dow Automotive Systems partnered with the Deep Orange 4 team at Clemson University's International Center for Automotive Research to support future automotive designers/engineers and highlight the broad Dow Automotive Systems portfolio of lightweighting products. (read more)
Introducing Fusor® 2098 crash durable structural adhesive powered by BETAMATE™ structural adhesive
Two industry leaders, Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, and LORD Corporation, have entered into a commercial agreement to bring a new solution, Fusor® 2098 crash durable structural adhesive, to the North American automoti... (read more)
Crash Durable Bonding Technology Helps Small Body Cavities Add Big Strength
Efficiency and safety. A successful vehicle platform needs plenty of both. And now a new lightweight reinforcement solution from Dow Automotive Systems can bring big performance benefits to vehicle structural components.
New BETAMATE™ lightweight reinforcement (LWR) is an expanda... (read more)
Affordable Lightweighting – Dow Automotive Systems to launch VORAFORCE 5300 ultra fast epoxy resin for structural composite parts in mass production. 90-second cycle times support faster, more affordable lightweighting and enormous potential for parts consolidation. (read more)
Dow Automotive Systems, a leading global supplier for the automotive, commercial transportation and aftermarket industries, provides OEM customers with customized adhesive solutions that enable bonding of all lightweight materials, including carbon fiber composites. Application areas include compartment solutions for compact electric cars as well as trunk lids.
Composites are gain... (read more)
Meeting OEM emissions and fuel efficiency requirements is a difficult challenge when working with materials such as steel or aluminum sheet metal. Significant weight reduction is possible with low density carbon fiber composite components that can function alongside traditional metal components in an efficient hybrid construction. (read more)
A new video from Dow Automotive Systems illustrates how vehicle mass and weight reduction help improve fuel efficiency and lower CO2 emissions. It also addresses the subsequent and biggest challenge for auto makers: how to make lighter weight vehicles affordable to build at high volumes. (read more)
Enabling bonding strength and reliability to more and more materials that contribute to vehicle lightweighting, two-component BETAFORCE™ and BETAMATE™ composite bonding adhesives are based on a novel polymer technology that allows for consistent mechanical properties over an extremely wide temperature range, providing industry-leading temperature stability. (read more)
BETAMATE technology provides a high performance bonding solution for a variety of substrates. BETAMATE structural adhesives replace welds and mechanical fasteners and reduce fatigue and failure commonly found around spot welds and fasteners. BETAMATE technology is used in the earliest stage in body design to make it stiffer, safer, lighter and better crash resistant.
BETAMATE 7330... (read more)
BETAFOAM™ Renue two-part polyurethane from Dow Automotive Systems, made with 25% renewable-based material, provides improved acoustical performance of one to five decibels and minimizes resonance build-up while sealing vehicle cavities. They are light weight and create a potential mass savings of up to 30% versus previous generations of BETAFOAM. (read more)
Providing high performance adhesion to a vast range of materials, BETAMATE™ structural adhesives can help improve vehicle durability and reduce weight while providing cost savings. BETAMATE structural adhesives replace welds and mechanical fasteners, helping reduce fatigue and failure commonly found around spot welds and fasteners.
ENGAGE polyolefin elastomers offer the flexibility and toughness of synthetic rubber with the processability of plastics and are often used to modify other materials for impact resistance or improved low-temperature performance. Since its development, ENGAGE has become the modifier of choice for automotive TPO (thermoplastic olefins) applications as well as auto interior components and i... (read more)
Permanent Bonding Solution Requires No Drilling, Keeps Material Costs Low
BETALINK™ one- and two-component polyurethane adhesives can be applied to a number of semistructural bonding and sealing applications with the minimal amount of surface preparation required. The adhesives are excellent for gap filling and vibration dampening on applications with multiple substrates.... (read more)
UPM and Dow Automotive Systems present pioneering solution for fully bonded plywood trailer floors
UPM and Dow Automotive Systems will present an innovative, new solution for mounting floors to trailer bodies. Using the WISA® Bonded Floor Solution, a combination of WISA® plywood flooring and BETAMATE™ adhesives - which were developed exclusively for this solut... (read more)
Increasing demand for comfort, quality and appeal in the automotive interior segments as well as economical and environmental aspects are the key drivers to replace current material offerings. MOR-AD™ & BETAMELT™ reactive hot melt adhesives can help to join a vast range and difficult to bond substrate combinations, improve the joint performance and optimize process... (read more)
The fast safe drive-away times of Dow Automotive Systems' industry-leading BETASEAL™ U-400HV and BETASEAL™ U-418HV conventional cure, glass-bonding adhesives, are now 25 to 50 percent faster, depending upon temperature and humidity conditions. Our product safe drive-way times:
- Return vehicles to your customers more quickly
- Increase your daily prod...
Dow Automotive Systems offers mutlifunctional solutions for the manufacture and repair of bus, truck, rail, recreation, industrial, emergency and agricultural vehicles. Comprised of elastic and structural bonding adhesives, sealers and acoustical/structural foams, solutions offer high strength, fatigue and crash resistance; improved NVH performance; and better fuel efficiency through wei... (read more)
Meeting mandated carbon dioxide emissions and fuel efficiency requirements is a difficult challenge when working with traditional materials such as steel or aluminum sheet metal. Significant vehicle weight reduction can be achieved with many solutions from Dow Automotive Systems, including structural adhesives, foams and composite technologies. (read more)