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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.

Automotive Engineering Blog

New Blog Post:
Why the Automotive Industry Is Realizing the Power of Communication and Collaboration

You may have heard the age-old saying that “two heads are better than one.” This is being applied to the automotive industry as collaboration is top of mind in advancing lightweight designs on the road to meeting 2025 CAFE standards.

Tony Norton wrote this post on Jul 15, 2015

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long way in vehicle development.


Tour our automotive headquarters in Madison Heights, Mich. to get a behind-the-scenes look at some of our lightweighting technologies, including:

  • Pre-treatment for all aluminum and magnesium
  • Structural adhesives
  • Composite Resin Solutions


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