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