The Dow Chemical Co. recently announced that its BETAMATE™ structural adhesives have been named the company’s 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, the adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly, reportedly allowing for improved vehicle safety and durability while optimizing weight reduction and providing greater design flexibility.

With this “Breakthrough,” Dow reportedly delivers on a target established in 2006 as part of the company’s 2015 Sustainability Goals, an aggressive set of 10-year targets that seeks to improve sustainability in seven core areas: Sustainable Chemistry; Addressing Climate Change; Energy Efficiency and Conservation; Product Safety Leadership; Contributing to Community Success; and Local Protection of Human Health and the Environment. The “Breakthrough” commitment reportedly identifies products and technologies that deliver significant contributions to society over time.

“Today, we celebrate a milestone in Dow’s sustainability journey–fulfilling our commitment to deliver at least three Breakthroughs to World Challenges in areas like food and nutrition, fresh water, and energy and climate change,” said Neil Hawkins, corporate vice president of EH&S and Sustainability.

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