Dow Automotive Systems recently announced that its BETAMATE™ 1630 structural adhesive has been selected as the winner of a 2015 Golden Mousetrap award in the category of Materials Assembly: Fastening, Joining and Assembly Components. The program recognizes design, engineering, and manufacturing in North America and was hosted by UBM Canon and Design News.

Used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly, the adhesive can enable the use of dissimilar substrates like carbon fiber composites, aluminum or lightweight steel to achieve weight savings, improved fuel and assembly efficiencies, and sustainability.

“BETAMATE 1630 is a global product,” said Mansour Mirdamadi, chief engineer. “This allows us to support global vehicle platforms and security of supply, while helping streamline the customer approval and specification process.”

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