BETAFORCE composite bonding adhesives

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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.

  • Battery components
  • Claddings
  • Composite
  • Doors
  • Front-end carriers
  • Liftgates
  • Spoilers
  • Structural roof modules
  • Sunroofs
  • Trunks
  • Good adhesion to plastics, composites, painted, and coated metal surfaces
  • Accelerated adhesion at elevated temperatures (e.g. induction)
  • High mechanical strength and elongation at break
  • Very long open time allows bonding of large parts
  • Integrates unique properties like high modulus, high strength, and optimized elongation in one system
  • Provides industry-leading retention of mechanical properties over a wide temperature range
  • Ideal for dissimilar material bonding where differences are expected in the thermal expansion of structural materials
  • Cold or warm processable
  • High viscosity, high modulus roof bonding adhesive can be used primerless on paint.