Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide for OEM Body Shops

Published October 2017 by The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC)

Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide for OEM Body Shops

The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), along with its partners in the industry, has published an Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide for OEM Body Shops. The guide provides important design, material property, and performance considerations for structural adhesives and sealants used by OEMs and tier suppliers for body-in-white applications for the automotive and heavy truck industries.

This comprehensive industry guide details the type and function of adhesives and sealants used in bodies and cabs (body-in-white, BIW) of light vehicles and heavy trucks, common test methods, and selection considerations for OEM’s. 

Topics covered include:

  • Adhesives and Sealants Used
  • Structural Bonding
  • Joining Dissimilar Materials
  • Hem Flange Bonding
  • Anti-flutter Adhesives
  • Expandable Sealants
  • Adhesive & Sealant Chemistries
  • Joint Design Considerations
  • Adhesive Testing & Specifications
  • Suppliers and Manufacturers Resource

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