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Bonding with Dow Automotive – Q&A

14 April 2016

Dow Automotive Systems, part of The Dow Chemical Company, has been in the business of adhesives for decades. Dr Matthew Beecham spoke to Dr Andreas Lutz, head of adhesives R&D with Dow Automotive in Horgen, Switzerland and Dr Stefan Dehnicke, R&D leader Specialty Adhesives at Dow Automotive in Schwalbach, Germany about the challenges of joining certain lightweight composites and recycled parts.


Q&A with Dow Automotive

23 February 2015

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. Matthew Beecham spoke to Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive about structural foams and adhesives and the ways in which the supplier is helping OEMs make cars lighter.


Q&A with Dow Automotive

1 November 2013

Dow Automotive Systems is a provider of polyurethanes, elastomers, films, fluids, adhesives, emissions solutions and acoustic-management materials to the global transportation industry. That includes supply to OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers for automotive applications in interior, exterior, under-the-hood, body-in-white structural, acoustic and thermal management, and powertrain. Here, Matthew Beecham talked with Eugenio Toccalino, Director of Strategic Marketing, Dow Automotive Systems.

Latest news


just-auto Plus only Dow to establish new innovation centre in Michigan

12 December 2016

The Dow Chemical Company on 9 December 2016 announced that it will invest in a new, state-of-the-art innovation centre in Midland, Michigan. The innovation centre will support approximately 200 research and development jobs in Michigan, including 100 newly...


just-auto Plus only Dow Corning introduces new noise-damping grease

23 September 2016

Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, has introduced a new Molykote brand noise-damping grease specially formulated to perform under extreme pressure at high frequency. Molykote G-1074 grease which...


Dow and DuPont merger approved by stockholders

22 July 2016

DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stockholders held on 20 July 2016, stockholders of both companies have voted to approve all stockholder proposals necessary to complete the merger of equals transaction - a key milestone in the process to merge the two companies and subsequently pursue the intended spins of three highly focused, independent companies. The companies expect the merger transaction to close in the second half of 2016, subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals.


just-auto Plus only DowDuPont US makes top executive appointments

26 May 2016

DuPont the Dow Chemical Company on 23 May 2016, announced senior leadership appointments for DowDuPont, following the consummation of the proposed merger of equals. The appointments will be effective upon completion of the proposed merger transaction, which...


just-auto Plus only Dow US develops carbon fibre bonding technology

6 May 2016

Dow Automotive Systems has extended its successful technology for carbon-fibre bonding solutions by adding an innovative injection bonding technique for Betaforce composite bonding adhesives. Injection bonding is a further example of the customising...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive collaborates with CU-ICAR to develop a concept vehicle

6 August 2015

Dow Automotive Systems is again collaborating on advanced technology and application ideas with students at Clemson University's International Centre for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR) following a successful partnership in 2014. Each year, the CU-ICAR students...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive's Betamate structural adhesive wins Edison Award for innovation

29 April 2015

Betamate structural adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems have been named a silver winner by the 2015 Edison Awards. "Betamate structural adhesives are customised to contribute to sustainability, safety and efficiencies in transportation manufacturing - all...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Chemical's products recognised by Edison Awards

22 April 2015

Five very different yet equally impactful products from The Dow Chemical are being honoured at the 2015 Edison Awards, an annual event recognising products and people that deliver 'game changing' innovations to their respective fields. "Innovation is a key...


just-auto Plus only FRANCE: Dow Automotive Systems to present VORAFORCE 5300 at JEC 2015 in Paris

10 March 2015

Dow Automotive Systems will present an update of VORAFORCE 5300, its epoxy resin matrix system for high-pressure resin transfer moulded composites, at forthcoming JEC show in Paris. Dow Automotive Systems can now offer under 60-second moulding cycle times for...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems’ Betamate 1630 wins 2015 Golden Mousetrap award

25 February 2015

Dow Automotive Systems' Betamate 1630 structural adhesive, has been selected as the winner of a 2015 Golden Mousetrap award in the category of Materials Assembly: fastening, joining and assembly components. Used to bond the body structure of automobiles...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive’s new adhesives offer cost benefits for rubber-to-substrate applications

20 February 2015

Three new adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems provide environmental and cost benefits when bonding elastomeric materials to metal, engineering plastics or other elastomers. Megum 5386, Thixon P-21 and Thixon 526 bonding agents are used in a wide variety of...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems supplies structural adhesives for 2015 Ford F-150

10 February 2015

Dow Automotive Systems is the structural adhesives supplier for the 2015 Ford F-150, which launched in November. With a front-end, cab, box and tailgate made out of aluminium alloy and a frame made out of high-strength, lightweight steel, the F-150 utilises...


just-auto Plus only US: DOW’s net sales remain flat at US$14.4bn in Q4/2014

30 January 2015

DOW's net sales for the fourth quarter ended 31 December 2014 of US$14.4bn, remained flat compared with the same quarter in 2013. EBITDA rose 15% versus the prior year on an adjusted basis, reaching a fourth quarter record of $2.4bn, or $2.1bn on an...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow achieves sustainability milestone with Betamate Structural Adhesives

11 September 2014

Betamate Structural Adhesives have been named Dow's third 'Breakthrough to World Challenges', meeting a milestone set by the company as part of its 2015 Sustainability Goals. A recent recipient of a 2014 R&D 100 Award and two 2014 Pace Awards, Betamate...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive’s Betamate structural adhesive comes second in 2014 Lightweighting Competition

13 August 2014

Betamate structural adhesive from Dow Automotive Systems has been named runner up for the 2014 Altair Enlighten Award, presented in collaboration with the Centre for Automotive Research to acknowledge innovations in vehicle lightweighting. The award-winning...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems and LORD collaborate to launch Fusor 2098

4 August 2014

Dow Automotive Systems and Lord Corporation have entered into a commercial agreement to bring a new solution, Fusor 2098 crash durable structural adhesive, to the North American automotive aftermarket. Backed by Dow Automotive BETAMATE 2098 structural adhesive...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive’s Betamate 1630 structural adhesive wins 2014 R&D100 award

16 July 2014

R&D Magazine has recognised Betamate 1630 structural adhesive from Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical, as one of the 100 most technologically significant products introduced in the 2013. The adhesive was evaluated for design,...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems launches PU foam solution for interior applications

17 June 2014

Dow Automotive Systems has launched the first viable amine emission free PU foam solution for interior applications. This unique technology enables automotive seat pad foamers to meet the most stringent industry requirements such as the German OEMs...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems introduces lightweight reinforcement solution

26 May 2014

Dow Automotive Systems has introduced a new lightweight reinforcement solution that can bring big performance benefits to vehicle structural components. New Betamate lightweight reinforcement (LWR) is an expandable, toughened epoxy adhesive for body-in-white...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive System bags PACE awards for innovation

9 April 2014

Dow Automotive Systems received two Automotive News Pace Awards at the 20th annual ceremony on 7 April in Detroit. Both focused on the innovative new BETAMATE structural adhesive for aluminium bonding in the PACCAR Kenworth T680, named the American Truck...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive brings customised adhesive solutions

28 January 2014

Dow Automotive Systems provides OEM customers with customised adhesive solutions that enable bonding of all lightweight materials, including carbon fibre composites. Application areas include compartment solutions for compact electric cars as well as trunk...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive Systems named Supplier of the Year by Renault

6 September 2013

Dow Automotive Systems has been named a Supplier of the Year by Renault for sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR). Dow Automotive Systems received the award trophy during the official award ceremony in Paris. In granting this award, Renault...


just-auto Plus only US: 2014 Jeep Cherokee features Dow Automotive's Betafoam Renue

22 July 2013

The 2014 Jeep Cherokee is all-new, inside and out, including a revolutionary body sealer that helps deliver a tranquil driving experience while contributing to weight reduction, cost savings and sustainability. The Toledo Assembly Complex, home to the all-new...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive Systems offers comprehensive solutions for advanced seating design

13 March 2013

Dow Automotive Systems is addressing state-of-the-art automotive seating technology with a number of advanced materials and solutions. Examples include lower-emissions foams with reduced volatile organic compounds and lightweighting solutions to help reduce...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive Systems’ strong partnerships with European manufacturers support growth

13 March 2013

Dow Automotive Systems benefits from partnerships with European manufacturers and their innovative solutions to engineering, design and manufacturing challenges. "For many years, Dow Automotive Systems has found that Europe - especially the German market - is...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive Systems to present portfolio for composite solutions at VDI K in Germany and JEC Show in France

13 March 2013

Dow Automotive Systems will present its recent portfolio for composite solutions at VDI K in Mannheim, Germany and JEC Show in Paris, France. The comprehensive range covers matrix resin formulations, carbon fibre, adhesives and foams making it a true...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive Systems launches new technologies for commercial vehicles

13 March 2013

In its strive to supply the commercial transportation industry with its renowned experience in adhesives, composites and foams Dow Automotive Systems provides a comprehensive portfolio of solutions to improve the durability, corrosion improvement, light-weight...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Elastomers to showcase solutions at Plastics in Automotive Engineering conference

13 March 2013

Dow Elastomers, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Company, will showcase its industry-leading specialty elastomer capabilities for automotive thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) compounds and hydrocarbon rubber at the international 'Plastics in Automotive...


just-auto Plus only GERMANY: Dow Automotive Systems offers solutions for each requirement of automotive and transport industry

31 January 2013

Dow Automotive Systems supports the automotive and transport industry in multiple ways, not least by offering individual solutions that reflect a single customer requirement. Customers thus can choose from a threefold portfolio covering components and systems...


just-auto Plus only US: Dow Automotive powers three primary manufacturing plants with bio-based fuel

4 December 2012

Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical, is advancing their commitment to sustainability by securing renewable bio-based fuel to power three primary manufacturing plants located in Midland, Michigan. Dow Automotive Systems manufactures...

Dow Automotive news

just-auto Plus only Dow to establish new innovation centre in Michigan

12 December 2016

The Dow Chemical Company on 9 December 2016 announced that it will invest in a new, state-of-the-...


just-auto Plus only Dow Corning introduces new noise-damping grease

23 September 2016

Dow Corning Corporation, a global leader in silicones, silicon-based technology and innovation, h...


Dow and DuPont merger approved by stockholders

22 July 2016

DuPont and the Dow Chemical Company announced that, at their respective special meetings of stock...


just-auto Plus only DowDuPont US makes top executive appointments

26 May 2016

DuPont the Dow Chemical Company on 23 May 2016, announced senior leadership appointments for DowD...


just-auto Plus only Dow US develops carbon fibre bonding technology

6 May 2016

Dow Automotive Systems has extended its successful technology for carbon-fibre bonding solutions...


Bonding with Dow Automotive – Q&A

14 April 2016

Dow Automotive Systems, part of The Dow Chemical Company, has been in the business of adhesives f...



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