New Glass Bonding Adhesive Wins Innovation Recognition

Press Release | September 05, 2018
Press Release
New Glass Bonding Adhesive Wins Innovation Recognition

Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA, - September 05, 2018 - BETASEAL 16709 glass bonding adhesive from Dow Automotive has been named a winner in the second annual 2018 Adhesives & Sealants Council Innovation Awards competition. It was also named a finalist by the 2017 R&D 100 Awards judges.

Automakers around the world, including those in emerging markets like China, Russia and Brazil, need efficient solutions that meet high performance and safety standards. BETASEAL 16709 is a next generation glass bonding solution for global automotive manufacturers that also provides important environmental advantages.

While the application of BETASEAL 16709 is simple, the product design is complex. In order to have superior direct adhesion capability with hard-to-bond automotive paints, BETASEAL 16709 is designed based on unique resin, adhesion promoter and catalyst chemistry. The unique chemistry approach can be replicated at regional manufacturing sites ensuring global production consistency and supply. The technology shows fast link-up and superior adhesion capability towards various hard-to-stick automotive paint surfaces and does not require paint primer, so the chemistry enables reduced VOCs, simplifies the glass bonding process, and lowers production costs. At the same time, BETASEAL 16709 has great rheological stability to guarantee high-quality process consistency in the application during the product shelf life.

“As an example of the benefits of this new product, one customer started using new high-performance automotive paint at one assembly plant,” explained Frank Billotto, Dow Automotive Body and Exteriors Strategic Marketing Manager, Dow Automotive. “To reduce VOCs, they wanted a high-performance primerless-to-paint adhesive with great processability and shelf life. We worked together to develop a test plan to validate paint adhesion, adhesive processability, sag rheology performance and shelf stability in real-world conditions This involved extensive lab testing, production trial and customer line trial. BETASEAL 16709 delivered exactly what they needed.”

The product is now available for evaluation by manufacturers around the world.

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 and 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


Chris Swart

Dow Automotive


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Howe Marketing Communications



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