MIDLAND, Mich.—Dow Automotive Systems' Betamate structural adhesives have been named to the R&D 100 Awards list of most significant technology innovations of the year.
Dow said Betamate is widely used in multi-material lightweight applications in passenger cars. It was honored for its successful structural bonding of various materials to aluminum in vehicles such as the Ford F-150.
Betamate adhesives for aluminum bonding also were recognized as a 2015 Edison Award winner and a 2014 PACE Award winner for collaboration and product innovation. According to Dow Automotive, its researchers continue to collaborate with customers to develop customized, flexible solutions for sustainability initiatives while supporting design and manufacturing requirements.
The annual R&D 100 Awards highlight the most significant technology inventions of the past year.
Betamate was one of 21 products recognized by R&D Magazine. The company said it had the greatest number of nominations of any single developer.
“Having 21 products recognized by R&D Magazine is evidence that we have fundamentally transformed the way we innovate,” A.N. Sreeram, corporate vice president of Dow R&D, said in a statement. “We are working with our customers to rapidly bring innovative products to the market that are high-performing and sustainable by combining High Throughput Research capabilities with the right teams of world-class Dow engineers and scientists.”