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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: ASC Announces Launch of Adhesives & Sealants Selection Guide for OEM Body Shops

Posted By ASC, Thursday, October 5, 2017
Updated: Wednesday, October 4, 2017



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Steve Duren

Senior Director
(952) 300-8280





October 5, 2017 – Bethesda, MD – The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC) has launched a guide for adhesives and sealants intended for stakeholders in the automotive and heavy truck OEM body shops. “OEM and tier 1 stakeholders in the automotive marketplace should be aware of the efforts within ASC to help the design and specification community become more aware of the impact that adhesives and sealants have on vehicle body structures,” said Ana Wagner of Dow Automotive and Chair of the ASC Task Force on Growth.  “Light weighting, bonding dissimilar materials, and reducing noise vibration and harshness (NVH) are just a few of the benefits adhesives and sealants provide,” she said. “This new guide has been an industry effort and addresses key adhesive/sealant applications and design considerations in the OEM Body Shop with a focus on the body-in-white (BIW).” 


“This new guide that focuses on the OEM body shop is our first step in a series of guides we would like to use to help educate the design community on details with adhesives and sealants,” notes Steve Duren, Senior Director at ASC. “The guide describes the choices with adhesive and sealant chemistries types for the BIW, key bonding applications in the body shop and further highlights key test methods,” he said. Our intention is to develop two more guides in 2018 and 2019 that address adhesive and sealants used in the OEM Paint process and a third guide to focus on the Assembly/Repair part of the process. More information on adhesives and sealants can be found on our Transportation Landing Page.”


The ASC ‘Task Force on Growth’ is focused on providing value chain partners with industry neutral information that help ASC members grow the market for adhesives and sealants in the transportation marketplace. The ASC transportation landing page contains white papers, blogs, videos, reports, and on-demand webinars.  More information can be found here. The new guide can be accessed here.

To learn more about the ASC, visit or contact Steve Duren, Sr. Director of Member Services, at or 952-300-8280

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