BETAFORCE™ 9050M enables lightweight automotive components, improved productivity
Auburn Hills, Michigan, April 15, 2019 – An innovative composite bonding adhesive from DuPont earned silver honors at the 2019 Edison Awards celebration in New York City last week. The Edison Awards, named after Thomas Alva Edison, recognize and honor the world’s best innovators and innovations.
Developed with a team at Audi, BETAFORCE™ 9050M composite bonding adhesive for automotive mass production and multi-material substrates enables significant weight reduction and improves torsional stiffness of the vehicle. These innovative characteristics result in better fuel efficiency, safety, handling, comfort and carbon dioxide reduction. Good handling strength after short curing times enables short tack times which significantly improve manufacturing productivity.
“We are honored to be recognized by the Edison Awards judges for this innovative solution,” said Scott Collick, Global Research and Development Director, DuPont Transportation & Industrial. “BETAFORCE 9050M provides economic benefits for our customers by enabling lightweight substrates like carbon fiber to be incorporated more widely into vehicles. This then helps OEMs meet and exceed regulations. The improved fuel economy also benefits consumers.”
About DuPont Transportation & Industrial
DuPont Transportation & Industrial (T&I), a DowDuPont Specialty Products Division business, delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to the transportation, electronics, healthcare, industrial and consumer markets. T&I partners with its customers to drive innovation by utilizing its expertise and knowledge in polymer and materials science. T&I works with customers throughout the value chain to enable material systems solutions for demanding applications and environments. For additional information about DuPont Transportation & Industrial, visit http://www.dupont.com/industries/automotive.html.
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, which will be called DuPont, into an independent, publicly traded company. More information can be found at www.dow-dupont.com.
About the Edison Awards
Established in 1987, the Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, please visit www.edisonawards.com