BETAMATE structural adhesives 

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BETAMATE™ structural adhesives deliver advanced solutions for bonding similar and dissimilar substrates, closures, and body structures, enabling improved load carrying capabilities, vehicle stiffness, durability, design flexibility, and weight reduction.


As an example of what BETAMATE™ can help you achieve, this is what happens when a mid-size vehicle with 50 meters of BETAMATE™ is operated for one year:

  • 10 kg primary mass reduction
  • 17 kg total weight savings with mass decompounding
  • .62 percent improvement in fuel efficiency
  • 32.6 kg carbon dioxide reduction

BETAMATE™ structural adhesives offer high-performance adhesion to automotive substrates such as steel, aluminum, magnesium, and composites. It replaces welds and mechanical fasteners, reducing fatigue and failure commonly encountered with traditional processes, and substantially increasing manufacturing efficiencies.

 
 
 
Uses
  • Aluminum chassis/powertrain components
  • Aluminum closures
  • Aluminum or composite roof bonding
  • Bonded seat structures
  • Cast aluminum to profile bonding
  • Cockpits
  • Composite body-in-white parts integration
  • Deck lid flanges
  • Doors
  • Engine compartments
  • Full aluminum vehicle bodies
  • Hoods
  • Load-bearing members
  • Magnesium suspension struts
  • Rails
  • Roof panels
  • Trailer flooring
Advantages
  • Contributes to lightweight design flexibility and safety
  • Joins multi-material and hard-to-weld substrates including high-strength steel, aluminum, and magnesium
  • Improves durability by reducing fatigue and failure commonly found around spot welds and fasteners
  • Seals against environmental conditions that cause corrosion
  • Provides potential to lower costs by reducing welds and gauge without losing mechanical properties
  • Lab and full-vehicle testing of new crash-resistant structural adhesives show improved performance without weight increase

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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Resources

  • Dow Bonding Solutions Key in Driving Design of New Electric Taxis

Press Release | April 16, 2018

  • Structural Adhesive Joining Solutions Enhance Lightweight Module Construction

Press Release | March 12, 2018

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