Dow Automotive Systems, a business unit of The Dow Chemical Company, is proud to be the structural adhesives supplier for the 2015 Ford F-150, which launched in November. With a front-end, cab, box and tailgate made out of aluminum alloy and a frame made out of high-strength, lightweight steel, the F-150 utilizes BETAMATE™ structural adhesives for durability, weight reduction and improved manufacturing efficiencies. This technology demonstrates Dow’s commitment to supplying solutions that meet specific customer needs and product specifications.
“Dow Automotive Systems has worked closely with Ford to customize an adhesive solution for the F-150 that supports their specifications for design, manufacturing and sustainability”
“Dow Automotive Systems has worked closely with Ford to customize an adhesive solution for the F-150 that supports their specifications for design, manufacturing and sustainability,” said Steve Henderson, president, Dow Automotive Systems. “This type of collaboration delivers great results. We can tailor materials like adhesives to meet very specific targets and support a wide range of objectives across the entire vehicle platform. The Ford F-150 is an exciting demonstration of the strength of aluminum in meeting lightweight objectives and is an impressive industry milestone.”
In addition to supplying BETMATE adhesives for use in structural applications in the Ford F-150, Dow Automotive is also the supplier of BETASEAL™ glass bonding adhesives, which is the windshield bonding material in the F-150.
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.
Dow combines the power of science and technology to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company is driving innovations that extract value from the intersection of chemical, physical and biological sciences to help address many of the world's most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, clean energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow's integrated, market-driven, industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 180 countries and in high-growth sectors such as packaging, electronics, water, coatings and agriculture. In 2014, Dow had annual sales of more than $58 billion and employed approximately 53,000 people worldwide. The Company's more than 6,000 products are manufactured at 201 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted.