Dow Automotive Systems recently announced it has formed a technical partnership with Aston Martin to enable an expansion of their collaborative development efforts. A broader portfolio of Dow solutions will reportedly be used for Aston Martin production models and race cars.

“We look forward to working more closely with Dow Automotive Systems in a partnership that will enable us to accelerate development and demonstrate capabilities of new products and technologies in on-road and racing environments,” said David King, vice president and chief special operations officer. “Our companies have had great success together for many years and this agreement moves us to the next level of collaboration through joint technology development.”

For more than 25 years, Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin with BETAMATE and BETAFORCE structural adhesives. Most recently, on the DB11, a version of the adhesive was developed to adhere to anodized aluminum, providing long-term durability and improved crash performance. The adhesive reportedly also absorbs less moisture and enabled Aston Martin to delete the anodizing oven drying process, resulting in annual energy savings.

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