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DuPont Recognized by Altair Enlighten Awards

Posted By ASC, Thursday, August 6, 2020

DuPont has received finalist and runner-up designations in the 2020 Altair Enlighten Awards competition, the only awards program in the automotive industry dedicated to vehicle lightweighting.

 

DuPont BETASEAL™ X2500 structural adhesive was named a runner-up in the enabling technology category for an all adhesively bonded, thermoplastic, and mixed-material liftgate. The adhesive provides a means of joining low surface energy thermoplastics, without the weight of additional mechanical fasteners, which enabled the modular lightweight assembly for a weight savings of 20-30 percent compared to traditional steel liftgate architectures.

DuPont BETAMATE™ 1640 crash-durable structural adhesive was named a finalist. This new epoxy-based crash-durable structural adhesive joins large substrates allowing better load distribution. This ultimately enables reduced panel thickness and creates weight savings on the entire body structure – from 100-200 kg per vehicle, depending on model – while still meeting critical safety/crash requirements.

 

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