Schwalbach, Germany - February 28, 2018 - - Aston Martin and Dow have announced the continuation of their successful technical development partnership, paving the way for further joint advancement to drive innovation and engineering excellence.
“Our collaboration with Aston Martin leverages our companies’ joint expertise and creates a platform that enables us to fast track innovation by validating multiple new technologies and solutions more quickly at a time when development cycles are accelerating as the industry moves towards future mobility solutions,” said Eugenio Toccalino, Global Marketing Director – Transportation & Advanced Polymers, Dow. “This technical partnership will enable the continued development and implementation of new and customized industry-leading solutions in lightweighting, powertrain efficiency and vehicle electrification.”
David J King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer at Aston Martin commented: “Our companies have a proven track record of working together, as the industry moves towards new mobility solutions, we will be able to continue accelerating the development and demonstration of new product capabilities and technologies in both road and track environments.”
For more than 25 years, Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin models, such as the DB11 and the Vanquish, with structural adhesive solutions that facilitate multi-material lightweight constructions, while also offering structural strength and stiffness. BETAMATE™, BETAFORCE™ and BETASEAL™ material solutions are able to meet broad industry needs and production processes. These customized adhesives meet a wide range of open time and cure time requirements and bond a broad range of materials including electro-coated aluminium and steel, anodized aluminium, carbon fibre and glass fibre reinforced composites as well as glazing applications.
About Aston Martin
Aston Martin is an exclusive luxury sports car company with a unique British heritage. The iconic brand fuses the latest technology, exceptional hand craftsmanship and graceful styling to produce pioneering models including the DB11, Rapide S, Vanquish S, Vantage S and the Vanquish Zagato. Based in Gaydon, England, Aston Martin designs and creates sports cars offering style and performance which are sold in 53 countries around the world. Founded in 1913, the company recently launched its Second Century plan for sustainable long-term growth. This is underpinned by the introduction of new models including the DB11, new Vantage, RapidE and DBX concepts and the revival of Lagonda with the Lagonda Taraf as well as the development of a new manufacturing centre in St Athan, Wales. Aston Martin, which is privately owned, employs 2,800 people.
About Dow Automotive Systems
Dow Automotive Systems is a leading global provider of proven collaborative solutions for automotive and commercial transportation manufacturers, tier suppliers and the aftermarket. We specialize in joining and assembly technologies including structural, elastic and rubber-to-substrate adhesive solutions; sealers; fluids and lubricants. Our products support vehicle lightweighting and structural integrity for strength, stiffness, safety and acoustic advancements. For additional information, visit www.dowautomotive.com or connect with us on LinkedIn.
About DowDuPont Specialty Products Division
DowDuPont Specialty Products, a division of DowDuPont (NYSE: DWDP), is a global innovation leader with technology-based materials, ingredients and solutions that help transform industries and everyday life. Our employees apply diverse science and expertise to help customers advance their best ideas and deliver essential innovations in key markets including electronics, transportation, building and construction, health and wellness, food and worker safety. DowDuPont intends to separate the Specialty Products Division into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found www.dow-dupont.com.