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PACCAR for partnership with Dow Automotive Systems

BETAMATEā„¢ Epoxy Structural Adhesive for Durable Bonding of Untreated Aluminum

In 2008 PACCAR determined that they wanted to set a new performance standard in truck weight, noise and customer acceptance and requested solutions from multiple suppliers. Dow Automotive determined that to meet the new PACCAR standard only an innovative new structural adhesive would suffice. Together with PACCAR the Dow team worked on new formulations followed by years of joint pre-production and validation testing. The resulting Dow BetaMate structural adhesive for untreated aluminum was competitive advantage in PACCAR's manufacturing processes as well as a market advantage in cab design for PACCAR's two divisions, Peterbilt and Kenworth.