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High-Performance Solutions for Increasing Demands in Automotive Interior Trim

Interior dashboard of a car.
Posted 10/09/2019 by Dr. Martin Weller, Scientist, Automotive

I define the key challenges of a popular trend in Automotive Interior Trim and present H.B. Fuller’s innovative reactive hot-melt adhesive solution that meets increasing demands for high-performance. 

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Rubber-to-Metal Bonding at Its Best

Mechanics working on a car.
Posted 09/18/2019 by Nathan Whitford, Global Product Manager – CILBOND

Since rubber and metal are dissimilar substrates, each part of the bonding process is critical to a successful and long-lasting connection in anti-vibration components. Find out more.

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A Safer Way to Design Electric Vehicle Battery Packs

Family with an electric vehicle.
Posted 09/04/2019 by Elizabeth Knazs, Senior Application Specialist, Electric Vehicle/Battery

Automotive electrification has several key challenges, however, thermal management and the safety of the battery pack are two larger challenges that remain a continued focus. Battery cell makers and assemblers, system designers, tier suppliers, and OEMs need a complete battery solution that addresses key thermal management and safety elements.

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Augmenting the Automotive Aftermarket

Automotive aftermarket repair solutions.
Posted 06/25/2019 by Dr. Knut Göke, Head of Product Management and New Business Development for Engineering Adhesives in EIMEA

Are you looking to solve common automotive aftermarket issues? Adhesives can improve conventional processes, replace bulky after effects of punching and folding, and open up the door for lighter weight designs.

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Use of Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) for Safety in Automobiles

Sensing systems for ADAS adhesives from H.B. Fuller.
Posted 03/20/2019 by Tom Skoogman, Global Key Accounts Manager, Automotive Electronics

The global Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) market is poised to see a compound annual growth rate of 18.1 percent in the coming years. Learn more about how H.B. Fuller’s adhesives and sealants for ADAS are designed to provide a more responsive driving experience.

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With Electric Vehicles, Adhesive Makers Can’t Stick to Their Old Ways

Woman charging an electric vehicle.
Posted 01/04/2019 by Adam Turner, DirectIndustry E-Magazine

Article excerpts from Adam Turner’s article originally published by DirectIndustry e-magazine.  As electric vehicles present new manufacturing and operational challenges compared to traditional combustion engines, automotive adhesive makers can’t afford to stick to their old ways. “Electric vehicle designers often favor adhesives over mechanical fasteners in order to shed weight, as every gram impacts a vehicle’s range,” says Matt McGreevy, global marketing a...

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Creating Value with CILBOND® One-Coat Bonding Systems

Dennis Joseph from H.B. Fuller has over 20 years of experience in the rubber and automotive industries.
Posted 10/04/2018 by Nathan Whitford, Global Product Manager CILBOND®

Dennis Joseph has over 20 years of experience in the rubber and automotive industries, having worked in a variety of areas including product development, production, technical service, and supply chain. As the technical service manager of CILBOND® at the H.B. Fuller Michigan Center facility, Dennis oversees application development, technical customer support, and product launch testing and trials. He also has the opportunity to interact directly with customers in the United States and Canad...

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Wetting Envelope as a Tool for Maximizing Bond Strength

Wetting Envelope as a Tool for Maximizing Bond Strength
Posted 08/20/2018 by Matt McGreevy, Global Marketing and Product Manager, Engineering Adhesives

In recent years, to reduce vehicle weights and material costs, manufacturers of automotive are more frequently using polyolefins, which have lower surface energy than alternative plastics such as polycarbonate and Acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS). This trend has made choosing adhesives and surface treatments particularly challenging for the automotive industry. H.B. Fuller is committed to engaging with customers in the early phases of material selection and manufacturing process devel...

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Innovation that Matters

Business people walking by a big wall of windows.
Posted 07/17/2018 by Abe Rezai, Vice President, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

As one of H.B. Fuller’s core competencies, innovation is a vital, guiding principle in every aspect of our business. By considering what’s possible, our exceptional team around the world continually looks ahead, identifying current and future technical market opportunities and developing solutions to solve product design and adhesion challenges. In 2017, we worked with customers to solve their adhesion problems and introduced more than 100 products to market. Two of those products...

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Bonding of Composite Materials: H.B. Fuller puts cars on a weight-loss plan

Car driving down the road.
Posted 06/01/2018 by Rongrong Liu, H.B. Fuller Engineering Adhesives

The three major trends in the automotive industry today are lightweight design, smart technology, and electric vehicles. One of these trends, lightweight designs, is receiving increased attention from the industry as of late. Every inch of a vehicle’s body from its “skeleton" to "muscle" is being scrutinized in an effort to reduce its overall weight. Metal alloys, such as aluminum and magnesium, make the "skeleton" even lighter and tougher. Fiberglass makes the "skin" of the car more...

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