Advantages of structural adhesives

By CRM Staff   Toronto, Ontario– August 21, 2018– Adhesive bonding and in particular, structural adhesives could be replacing the role of welds and rivets.    Adhesive bonding allows objects to be fastened together like glue. Structural adhesives have been used by many manufacturers due to their superior durability.   They create bonds with load […]

LORD introduces Versilok 271/331

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Cary, North Carolina — March 2, 2017 — LORD Corporation has announced the development of a two-component, epoxy-modified acrylic adhesive designed for bonding a variety of automotive sheet metals including hot-dip galvanized and electro-galvanized, bare and oily aluminum as well as cold-rolled steel. LORD Versilok 271/331 two-component acrylic adhesive can be either room-temperature cured or […]

SikaPower line expands with SikaPower-477 R

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Madison Heights, Michigan — August 22, 2016 — Sika Automotive has added a new “crash-durable” structural repair adhesive to its SikaPower line.    The new product, SikaPower-477 R, is designed for aftermarket body shop repair applications. According to Sika Automotive, the new adhesivers delivers performance similar to that of adhesives applied during OEM assembly. High […]

Sika Automotive grows North American team

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Madison Heights, Michigan — June 21, 2016 — Sika Automotive has made a number of additions to its North American team, on both the sales and technical sides. John Beckwith joins Sika as Application Engineer – Structural Technology, reporting to Ray Helferty, Engineering Group Manager. Beckwith will focus in new technology development, project launch, and […]

Ford’s On Target digs into Mustang, F-150 construction

The latest issue of Ford's On Target looks at changes to the iconic Mustang, among other topics.

By Dylan O’Hagan Detroit, Michigan — April 4, 2016 — Ford has released its latest On Target publication. The new edition takes a look under the hood at the features of the iconic Mustang and F-150. On Target is a publication created by Ford to provide information for wholesalers and collision repair facilities. The article […]

Automotive Megatrends: Structural adhesives cheaper, lighter, faster than other joining methods

Selamawit Belli of Dow Automotive presenting on Structural Adhesives at Automotive Megatrends. Photo courtesy of Repairer Driven News.

By Dylan O’Hagan Peterborough, Ontario — March 30, 2016 — Vehicles made with structural adhesives will be lighter, cheaper to produce and more fuel efficient, according to Selamawit Belli during a presentation at Automotive Megatrends in Detroit. Belli is the Structural Adhesives Field Marketing Manager for Dow Automotive. Belli noted that connecting parts using adhesives […]

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 […]

SEM awarded 52 GM recommendations

General Motors has awarded SEM Products 52 recommendations spanning 218 products

Rock Hill, South Carolina — February 25, 2016 — SEM Products has announced it has been awarded 52 recommendations from General Motors, spanning 218 distinct products. The product categories include adhesives, foams, panel bonding adhesives, plastic repair materials, seam sealers, stone guard coatings and undercoatings. According to SEM, the company’s specialty coatings, such as interior […]

SEM launches Fleet Line

The new Fleet Line from SEM.

Rock Hill, South Carolina — February 5, 2016 — SEM has released its new Fleet Line adhesives, seam sealer and repair materials. The four SKU line covers a wide range of repairs across fleets. “After consulting several fleet repair facilities, we built a condensed line to address the vast majority of repairs. SEM’s Fleet Line […]