Dow Introduces New Generation of MEGUM™ Water-based Bonding Agents

Sets new standards in rubber-to-metal bonding

Schwalbach, Germany - June 29, 2018 - A viable alternative to solvent-based bonding agents for rubber-to-metal anti-vibration applications is now available from Dow. The new generation of MEGUM™ water-based primer and cover coat systems provides outstanding performance – equal to solvent-based formulations – with significantly reduced VOCs – all at a competitive cost.

“Making products with a lower environmental impact without sacrificing performance is a proud achievement,” said Dr. Stefan Dehnicke, global technology manager - Specialty Adhesives at Dow Automotive. “A 75 percent water-based formulation allows the possibility for new optimized manufacturing footprints with no atmospheric pollution. This accomplishment sets a new standard in rubber-to-metal bonding, including dynamically challenging applications.”

MEGUM™ water-based bonding agents are available as both primer and cover products that can be used together or separately. Product advantages include:

  • Bond strength fully compatible to solvent-based systems on natural rubber, NBR, HNBR and EPDM.
  • Excellent performance in dynamic real parts testing with EPDM – at the same levels as used for solvent-based standards
  • High salt-spray and corrosion resistance
  • Non-flammable
  • High solids, low viscosity with the opportunity to spare dilution
  • Advantaged economics versus solvent-based agents
  • High flexibility, water-based primer MEGUM W 9300

For more information contact your Dow representative or visit www.dowautomotive.com.

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.

Christina Zinck FTI Consulting for Dow Automotive +33 1 47 03 68 18 christina.zinck@fticonsulting.com
Terri Howe Howe Marketing Communications for Dow Automotive thowe@howemarketing.com +1 616 997 6235