Smart Adhesives for Body in White
With your process and performance challenges in mind, our Elastosol product range is designed to:
- Improve durability with enhanced corrosion protection even after aging compared to other technologies
- Incorporate lightweight materials without read-through, enabling good finish and reduced fuel consumption
- Increase worker safety with BPA, chlorine, solvent, PVC, epoxy and toxic-free formulations and enable a lowered HSE impact
- Enhance process efficiencies with excellent wash-out resistance for reduced e-coat bath contamination and longer lasting e-coast fluids
- Broaden design opportunities with versatile bonding capabilities to most automotive-grade steels and aluminum substrates
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Frequently Asked Questions about Body in White Adhesives
Can lighter grades of steel be used for the body in white structure?
Yes, you can use lighter steel grades on the body in white structure. Bostik’s wide range of automotive adhesives and sealants provide low print-through for lighter vehicles and help simplify manufacturing processes
Can we bond aluminium to the elastosol adhesives range?
Elastosol is perfectly suited for lightweight material bonding, such as aluminium. It can be used in hem flanges, typically for door, hood or trunk hems. Beneficial properties of Bostik Elastosol products include an excellent corrosion protection, very high wash-out resistance and the choice for application in bead or swirl pattern.
What is Bostik's position on sustainability for body in white application?
At Bostik we want to ensure that automotive designers and product engineers are able to minimize the environmental impact during the manufacturing process.
Bostik’s Elastosol adhesives enhance worker safety with BPA-, chlorine-, solvent-, PVC-, epoxy-free formulations and enable a lowered HSE impact. Elastosol adhesives do not give rise to corrosive or harmful fumes when being welded through. Furthermore, usage of Elastosol can lead to need for less welding points per meter of substrate, saving production cost.
What is the curing mechanism for elastosol?
The Elastosol range of BiW products is designed to cure during the automotive e-coat process. Hence the products are heat-curing. (Typically 180°C, 30 minutes dwell-time)