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Dow Unveils Three Specialty Adhesives for Bonding Applications in Automotive

Published on 2015-02-23. Author : SpecialChem

Auburn Hills, Michigan, U.S. -- Three new adhesives from Dow Automotive Systems provide environmental and cost benefits when bonding elastomeric materials to metal, engineering plastics or other elastomers. MEGUM™ 5386, THIXON™ P-21 and THIXON 526 bonding agents are used in a wide variety of transportation and industrial applications including belts, hoses, mounts, bushings and seals.

The MEGUM and THIXON portfolio of bonding agents includes 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 within the range are clear non-pigmented solutions and others are water-based.

“The addition of these three new products to our strong adhesives portfolio targets the growing customer need for versatile and sustainable solutions that enable optimization of the manufacturing process,” said Frank Billotto, Specialty Adhesives Business Manager for Dow Automotive Systems. “Dow Automotive Systems is formulating more sustainable products at every opportunity, which helps customers meet compliance regulations. These new MEGUM and THIXON adhesives can also allow customers to consolidate the number of products used and can reduce annual adhesive costs as part of their production process.”

MEGUM™ 5386 is a new, high-performance cover coat adhesive suited for bonding soft and difficult-to-bond elastomers. Bonds using MEGUM 5386 are extremely resistant in

high temperature applications, boiling water, salt fog and various hydraulic fluids. It also has excellent resistance to glycol and has a higher reactivity at lower dry film thickness, so customers can use less product than competitive materials to achieve comparable performance, which also reduces volatile organic compounds.

The new THIXON™ P-21 and THIXON 526 next-generation primer and cover coat system provides outstanding performance at competitive cost with a REACH-compliant (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals) octyl-phenol-free primer formula. The primer and cover products can be used together or separately.

THIXON P-21 primer enables primer standardization and consolidation, and meets key industry performance requirements. It offers low viscosity and needs less solvent for spraying. THIXON 526 cover coat offers well-balanced performance and enables cover standardization and consolidation with good boiling water, heat and pre-bake resistance.

About Dow Automotive Systems
Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is a leading global provider of collaborative solutions and advanced materials for automotive and commercial transportation original equipment manufacturers, tier suppliers and aftermarket customers. Our materials focus includes structural, elastic and rubber-to-substrate adhesive solutions; polyurethane foams and acoustical management solutions; innovative composite technologies; films and fluids with an emphasis on achieving customer and corporate sustainability goals. Offices and application development centers are located around the world to ensure regionalized technical, engineering and commercial support for customers and industry groups.

Source: Dow

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