PACE Awards
Betamate structural adhesive for untreated aluminum
Company: Dow Automotive Systems
What: Epoxy eliminates expensive treatment of aluminum
Innovation: Adhesives for aluminum typically require treated metal and lengthy heat curing. Dow's Betamate epoxy creates a long-lasting bond without heat curing even with untreated aluminum, cutting labor, material and capital costs.
First Customer: Kenworth T680 and Peterbilt 579 cabs, 2012Web site: