AUBURN HILLS, Mich. (Jan. 10)—General Motors Corp.´s use of Dow Automotive´s Betafoam in a number of applications on the 2003 Cadillac CTS mark the auto maker´s first use of the polyurethane foam in structural enhancement and acoustical management capacities, Dow said. Those areas include the longitudinal rails or frame, pillars and the cowl area between the passenger cabin and the engine. BetaFoam is injected into body cavities during vehicle assembly, curing almost immediately and providing a cost-effective, nearly immediate reinforcement of the vehicle´s body structure, Dow said.
Dow Automotive supplying its BetaFoam for 2003 Cadillac CTS
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