Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin with Betamate and Betaforce structural adhesives for the DB11 range.
Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin with Betamate and Betaforce structural adhesives for the DB11 range.

Aston Martin and Dow Automotive Systems have formed a technical partnership to expand their current collaboration. A broader range of Dow products will now be used in Aston Martin production models and race cars.

In the past, Dow Automotive Systems has supplied Aston Martin with Betamate and Betaforce structural adhesives, customized to meet a wide range of open time and cure time requirements and bond different materials, including carbon fiber and glass fiber reinforced composites.

On other Aston Martin models, Betaseal glass bonding systems are used to bond front, rear and side glazing as well as bonding the Vanquish carbon fiber composite roof.

‘We look forward to working more closely with Dow Automotive Systems in a partnership that will enable us to accelerate development and demonstrate capabilities of new products and technologies in on-road and racing environments,’ said David King, vice president and chief special operations officer, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd.

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