Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Co., and LORD Corp. have entered into a commercial agreement to bring Fusor® 2098 crash-durable structural adhesive to the North American automotive aftermarket. Backed by Dow Automotive’s BETAMATE™ 2098 structural adhesive and LORD’s distribution network, Fusor 2098 is reportedly gaining OEM approval for use on aluminum and steel structures. The product requires little pre-repair preparation, can adhere to a range of base substrates like aluminum and steel, can apply easily with Fusor 313 or 314 applicators, retains profile stability after extrusion, and offers a working time of nearly 90 minutes.

“The industry need for an OE-quality metal bonding solution is immediate and significant,” said Steve Henderson, president of Dow Automotive. “We chose to work with LORD Corp. because they are the leader in crash body repair infrastructure. They know how to deliver solutions to repair facilities and they provide the right support. Our work on this product has come together quickly and easily, which will soon benefit North American repair shops and vehicle owners.”

“The need for a crash-durable, OEM-approved aluminum and steel repair adhesive is no secret in the automotive industry,” said Doug Lorenz, president of Automotive, Industrial and Electronic Assembly for LORD. “This commercial relationship with Dow Automotive will bring our customers the best product and fastest solution to return vehicles back to pre-accident condition. We look forward to working with Dow Automotive for many years to come.”

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