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Lighten Up your Automotive Manufacturing and Designs

Lightweighting is the best option for the automotive industry to meet 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards of 54.5 miles per gallon.

Bonding and corrosion issues must be accounted for in order to effectively incorporate new lightweight materials. We invite you to explore the possibilities adhesives, composite resins and surface treatments offer here on the Lighten Up Site.

Lightweight Materials Monthly Spotlight: Composites
Polyurethane-based matrix resin systems penetrate fiber material more easily, resulting in composite production of 100,000 to 300,000 per year. How can you incorporate speed into your vehicle designs?
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Explore the possibilities of Lightweighting first hand. Discover first-hand the products and testing capabilities available for adhesives, composites, sealants and surface treatments, offered at our Madison Heights, Mich. Headquarters:

  • 12 research and development labs
  • State-of-the-art acoustics lab
  • Engineered adhesives lab

Together we will overcome your design and lightweighting challenges.
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From brochures to webcasts and presentations, view all Automotive resources here.

Henkel puts the spotlight on Lightweighting, check out the Lighten Up Blog for the latest insight on this topic from Henkel and other industry experts.

Lights, camera, action! See what the auto industry thinks about Lightweighting.

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The Evolution from Metal to Plastics and Composites
Posted on September 02, 2014
by Scott Pergande