This weekly roundup highlights the adhesives, sealants and coatings news stories that garnered the most attention during the previous week on our website, as well as our eNewsletter and social media platforms.
Adding accessories to cars and trucks is a burgeoning and lucrative business for many aftermarket shops. The trend is driven by consumers who are looking to customize and differentiate their vehicles from the standard models on the roadways. While some OEMs are beginning to offer add-on accessories at the dealership, approximately 85% of accessory sales are done through aftermarket accessory shops.
A cost-effective approach to extending the life of automobile bodies.
March 1, 2017
Prior to the 1980s, it was common for cars to rust. The lower doors and rocker panels were usually the first to go, followed by the floor pans, wheel wells and bumpers. Even the hood, deck lid and the roof were not immune. Aftermarket companies sprang up to “undercoat” cars to prevent rust. Automakers followed suit and offered undercoating as an option as they sought a solution.
Taking place June 19-22, 2017 at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, California, the 2017 Advanced Automotive Battery Conference (AABC) includes a technical program with short courses, two R&D symposia, two conference tracks, and a co-located symposium. Read More
CIAME2017 attracts about 800 exhibitors and more than 50,000 professional visitors from 23 countries and regions, as well as embassies and trade and business associations of these nations. At CIAME2017, you will see and touch the latest and most advanced products and technologies in the automotive manufacturing sector. Read More
The World Adhesive & Sealant Conference (WAC) is the most important international event for stakeholders in the Adhesive and Sealant industry worldwide. WAC takes place only once every four years alternating between the United States, Europe and Asia. Read More