Dow supplies aluminium bonding adhesives for Ford F-150
20 April 2015
Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of the Dow Chemical Company, is proud to be the structural adhesives supplier for the 2015 Ford F-150, which was recently launched.
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 BETAMATE™ structural adhesives for durability, weight reduction and improved manufacturing efficiencies. This technology demonstrates Dow’s commitment to supplying solutions that meet specific customer needs and product specifications.
“Dow Automotive Systems has worked closely with Ford to customise an adhesive solution for the F-150 that supports its specifications for design, manufacturing and sustainability,” said Steve Henderson, president, Dow Automotive Systems. “This type of collaboration delivers great results. We can tailor materials like adhesives to meet very specific targets and support a wide range of objectives across the entire vehicle platform. The Ford F-150 is an exciting demonstration of the strength of aluminium in meeting lightweight objectives and is an impressive industry milestone.”
In addition to supplying BETAMATE adhesives for use in structural applications in the Ford F-150, Dow Automotive is also the supplier of BETASEAL™ glass bonding adhesives, which is the windscreen bonding material in the F-150.