Dow Provides Glue That Bonds The F-150 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 93 Issue 7 | p. 14 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 16, 2015

Dow Provides Glue That Bonds The F-150

Department: Business
Keywords: Dow
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Aluminum helped cut 700 lb from the F-150’s weight, according to Ford.
Credit: Ford
Picture of a Ford F-150.
 
Aluminum helped cut 700 lb from the F-150’s weight, according to Ford.
Credit: Ford

Dow Chemical has revealed that it is supplying its Betamate structural adhesives for Ford’s 2015 F-150 pickup truck, which debuted last November. The F-150 is unique in its use of aluminum alloy in the front end, cab, box, and tailgate. Because aluminum is difficult to weld, automakers often glue parts instead.

 
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