For high-performance bonding in lightweight multi-material vehicles, BETAFORCE™ composite bonding adhesive enables significant weight reduction, acoustic performance and corrosion protection. Design flexibility is maintained while processing performance and sustainability goals are achieved.
BETAFORCE™ is an ideal choice for joining carbon fiber and glass fiber composites and other dissimilar materials in a variety of lightweight designs, including modular assemblies. It can be used to bond coated metals like steel to aluminum, carbon fiber panels to steel or aluminum, and sheet molding compound (SMC) to aluminum.
Recent formulations of BETAFORCE™ offer a cycle time of around one minute and are currently being used for mass series production. Open times can be adjusted to accommodate specific mounting requirements in the plant, such as a quicker curing time by infrared treatment, and the initial adhesion requires no additional fixing tools.
Adheres to plastics, composites, painted, and coated metal surfaces. Manages varying rates of thermal expansion.
And elongation at break
Allows bonding of large parts
Over a wide temperature range