13 March 2018
13 March 2018
Aston Martin and Dow have announced the continuation of their technical development partnership, paving the way for further joint advancement to drive innovation and engineering excellence.
“Our collaboration with Aston Martin leverages our companies’ joint expertise and creates a platform that enables us to fast track innovation by validating multiple new technologies and solutions more quickly at a time when development cycles are accelerating as the industry moves towards future mobility solutions,” says Eugenio Toccalino, Global Marketing Director – Transportation & Advanced Polymers, Dow. “This technical partnership will enable the continued development and implementation of new and customised industry-leading solutions in lightweighting, powertrain efficiency and vehicle electrification.”
“Our companies have a proven track record of working together," states David J. King, Vice President and Chief Special Operations Officer at Aston Martin. "As the industry moves towards new mobility solutions, we will be able to continue accelerating the development and demonstration of new product capabilities and technologies in both road and track environments.”
For more than 25 years, Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin models such as the DB11 and the Vanquish with structural adhesives that facilitate multi-material lightweight constructions, while also offering structural strength and stiffness. BETAMATE, BETAFORCE and BETASEAL customised adhesives meet a wide range of open time and cure time requirements and bond a broad range of materials including electro-coated aluminium and steel, anodised aluminium, carbon fibre and glass fibre reinforced composites as well as glazing applications.
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