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Lighten Up your Automotive Manufacturing and Designs

On the road to meeting 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards, vehicle lightweighting is more important than ever.  Lightweight materials, such as aluminum and composites, play an essential role in reaching 54.5 miles per gallon, but also pose a challenge related to bonding and corrosion.


In the News: Henkel Wins 2014 Automotive News PACE Award for Pretreatment Process That Enables Increase in Aluminum Vehicle Content  Go to press release

On the Radio:  Under the hood with Paul W. - April 10, 2014
(April 10, 2014) - WJR is proud to announce, "Under the Hood" with Paul W. Smith.  Paul W. sits down with Henkel Automotive Reps. Dan Wohletz and Kevin Woock about new lightweight technologies being incorporated into today's newest vehicles.  Listen to podcast

Latest Blog Post:  Vacuum Impregnation of Lightweight Materials
Scott Pergande wrote this post on Mar 18, 2014

Due to the emphasis in lightweighting within the automotive industry, lightweight materials are being used, and changes in part designs are being made to reduce weight. Read more...

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Lightweighting Technology Saves Trees

Henkel technologies account for nearly 100 kilograms in mass savings for every vehicle - the equivalent of planting approximately 19 trees.