U.S. Automotive Industry Turns to Non-Mechanical Fasteners

June 28, 2010
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New report analyzes the use of adhesives and sealants in automotive and parts market.

Automotive fasteners assume high significance owing to the increasingly complex nature of vehicular designs, which is expected to necessitate stronger, improved and durable fasteners. Technological improvements have played a critical role in transforming fasteners into multi-purpose, highly engineered automotive components.

New cars demand economical and user-friendly fastening options that can replace mechanical fasteners and are also effective in holding together rubber, aluminum and plastic parts. In such a scenario, chemical fastening methods (including adhesives) and “snap-fit” or self-securing fastening solutions are emerging as popular choices. The inappropriate selection of fasteners can lead to a high rate of vehicle recalls and increased  warranty costs.

These and other market data and trends are presented in Automotive Fasteners: Global Trends, a new report from companiesandmarkets.com.

For more information, visit http://www.companiesandmarkets.com/r.ashx?id=8UJKB45RM169156&prk=95071a65b7e165adcd77b6574e639870.

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