Dow Automotive Systems recently announced its Betaforce™ composite bonding adhesives have been named to the 2016 R&D 100 list of most significant technology innovations of the year. This is the third consecutive year that Dow Automotive Systems has had a product on the list.
Structural adhesives like Betaforce reportedly provide automotive manufacturers with a joining technique for composite materials that support the production of lighter weight vehicles by allowing down-gauging of substrates and dissimilar material bonding with substrates such as aluminum and carbon fiber reinforced composites (CFRC).
Betaforce is a two-component polyurethane adhesive used for structural bonding in heat accelerated processes, adhesion injection processes and gap filling. It was reportedly used for the new BMW 7 Series, the Audi R8, and the Lamborghini Huracan.
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