Dow Names Lightweighting Technology Sustainability ‘Breakthrough’

Betamate sustainability

by | Sep 11, 2014

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Betamate sustainabilityDow has named Betamate Structural Adhesives its third “Breakthrough to World Challenges,” meeting a milestone set by the company as part of its 2015 sustainability goals.

Betamate Structural Adhesives are used to bond the body structure of automobiles during assembly. Betamate technology is being used by OEMS to lightweight vehicles to meet the elevated corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards.

Since its introduction in 1999, Betamate Adhesives have already contributed to an estimated 23.3 billion kilograms of CO2 emission avoidance and 2.65 billion gallons of gasoline savings, Dow says.

With its third “Breakthrough” Dow delivers on a target established in 2006 as part of Dow’s 2015 sustainability goals, a set of 10-year targets that seeks to improve sustainability in seven core areas: sustainable chemistry, addressing climate change, energy efficiency and conservation; product safety leadership, contributing to community success, and local protection of human health and the environment.

The other two breakthrough technologies are Omega-9 Oils and Dow Filmtec ECO Reverse Osmosis Elements.

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