Adhesives and Sealants Analysis
Analyzing adhesives and sealants used in vehicles is important for ensuring the safety and quality of the vehicle.
Adhesives are any substance applied to material surfaces that binds them together and resists separation. Adhesives are made from compounding the base material with fillers, pigments, stabilizers, plasticizers and other additives.
As the trend towards light-weighting vehicles and incorporating more cost-effective parts continues, so does the growth in use of adhesives. Adhesives eliminate corrosion when associated with metals, does not produce deformation in the materials by eliminating metal grinding, does not produce mechanical aggression to the substrate, avoiding damage to the structure of the material, and helps reduce the overall vehicle weight.
Analyzing adhesives and sealants used in vehicles is important for ensuring the safety and quality of the vehicle. The ramifications of a failure of adhesives used throughout the vehicle can be devastating.
There is an increase in usage of lightweight materials in vehicle manufacturing and replacement of mechanical gaskets to make vehicles lighter and to meet higher fuel economy. Corrosion and chemical resistance properties of sealants and their ability to reduce noise and vibration while providing significant cost savings are additional factors contributing to accelerated growth of the market.
The emerging trends, which have a direct impact on the dynamics of the automotive sealants industry, include increasing use of composites and lightweight materials in the automotive industry; also, the demand for better insulated cabins in passenger cars is generating opportunities for the use of sealants.
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