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GM adds Ashland’s Pliogrip 5770 to recommended list

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Dublin, Ohio — March 24, 2016 — Pliogrip 5770 impact resistant adhesive from Ashland has been recommended by General Motors for use by autobody professionals to repair impact-resistant joints in frame rail assemblies, strut tower assemblies and other body structures that have critical strength requirements. According to Ashland, it is one of only three adhesives on the GM recommended list provided to the auto repair industry.

Per GM’s guidelines, when an impact-resistant adhesive is removed or damaged, it must always be replaced with an impact-resistant adhesive. If another adhesive is substituted, the vehicle is not considered “returned to pre-accident condition,” which may compromise safety and drivability. A statement from Ashland says Pliogrip 5770 adhesive can be used to meet the repair standard.

The adhesive can be used to bond replacement body panels such as strut towers, frame rails, rocker panels, and body side and rear end panels in place of, or in conjunction with, mechanical means of attachment such as screws or rivets. Always refer to OE replacement procedures for proper attachment methods.

For more information, please visit ashland.com.

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