NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Dow Automotive Systems has introduced three adhesives that it says will provide both cost and environmental benefits to customers.
The products—Megum 5386, Thixon P-21 and Thixon 526—are used to bond elastomeric materials to metal, engineering plastics and other elastomers. The adhesives are used in a wide variety of automotive and industrial applications, including belts, hoses, mounts, bushings and seals.
Dow Automotive said the new offerings can help customers consolidate the number of products they use in their manufacturing processes, which can lead to reduced costs, according to Frank Billotto, business marketing manager for the Dow business unit.
“We kept that in mind as we formulated these new materials and how to optimize the cost of the systems,” he said at the recent ACS Rubber Division Rubber Expo in Nashville. Dow Automotive introduced the new lines at the event.
Dow's Megum and Thixon families of bonding agents include low-viscosity, organic, solvent-based solutions and/or dispersions of polymers and other reactive chemicals. They are used as one-coat bonding agents or two-coat primer and cover cement systems. Some products in the portfolios are clear non-pigmented solutions, and others are water-based.
“Dow Automotive Systems is formulating more sustainable products at every opportunity, which helps customers meet compliance regulations,” Billotto said. “These new Megum and Thixon adhesives also allow customers to consolidate the number of products used and reduce annual adhesive costs as part of their production process.”