Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide for OEM Paint, Trim and Final Assembly Shops

Published September 2018 by The Adhesive & Sealant Council (ASC)


The Adhesive and Sealant Council (ASC), along with The ChemQuest Group and ASC member companies in the industry, has published an Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide for OEM Paint, Trim and Final Assembly shops. 

This comprehensive industry guide educates the reader about the typical applications of adhesives and sealants in automotive and heavy truck paint and assembly shops. It is an extension of the ASC OEM Body Shop Adhesive and Sealant Selection Guide picking up the process as the body-in-white (BIW) is processed through prime and enters the main paint shop processes. The process continues through paint, trim and final assembly.

This guide does not cover chassis, powertrain, or electrical applications. Repair and aftermarket (after sale) applications may be referenced but are not covered comprehensively. Typical applications that are at lower-tier suppliers are not covered unless there may be a significant cross-over to the OE M (original equipment manufacturer). 

Topics covered in this guide include:

Paint Shop Adhesives and Sealants

   -Automotive OEM
   -Transportation: Non-Automotive - Commercial Vehicle
   -Test and Validation

   -Post-Prime - Pre-Topcoat Structural Bonding
   -Other Materials and Applications

Body Trim and Final Assembly
   -Pressure Sensitive Adhesives
   -Corrosion Control
   -Body Trim Assembly
   -Glazing - Glass Bonding
       -Transportation - Non-Automotive and Repair
       -Glass Bonding Test and Validation

Adhesive and Sealant Joint Design Considerations

Auto & Truck OEM Adhesive Testing & Specifications

Suppliers and Manufacturers

Special Sections:
NVH, Corrosion, Glazing Trends

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