Adhesives

Automakers spread more glue to eliminate weight, rattles

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 17, 2013
Carmakers including Audi and Mercedes-Benz are turning to high-tech adhesives as they seek ways to make vehicles lighter and tougher. Automakers are using more aluminum and exotic composites, which cannot be welded together but have to be glued with adhesives that will not lose their strength and can hold together parts even at top speeds and high pressure.... Read More »

 

Adhesives tapped to make cars lighter, tougher

June 8, 2013 06:01 CET
Carmakers including Audi and Mercedes are turning to high-tech adhesives as they seek ways to make cars lighter and tougher. As automakers increase the use of lightweight materials such as aluminum and exotic composites, which cannot be welded together but have to be glued with adhesives, industry experts forecast the amount of glue used in an average car may grow by at least a third over the next five to 10 years, from around 15kg now.... Read More »

 

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