White papers and technical presentations on sustainable and lightweight automotive and aerospace design

Chemistry is enabling the development of more robust and sustainable automotive and aerospace design, resulting in safer, more comfortable and lighter weight vehicles and airplanes.

We’ve compiled our most critical engineering white papers and technical presentations to give insight into how.

Acoustics & Structurals

Structural Reinforcement Solutions

Structural foams play an important role in improving crashworthiness and reducing weight by offering an alternative to steel reinforcement. The inserts, injection molded to fit target cavities, enable...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Enabling Lightweight Design with Tapes and Patches

Structural tapes and patches provide low density and can be used on a variety of metal substrates, including cold-rolled steel, aluminum and hot-dipped galvanized steel — resulting in down gauged me...

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Adhesive Bonding

Enabling Design Flexibility in Aircraft Manufacturing with Structural Adhesives

With the increase in the demand for air travel, aircraft manufacturers are exploring new ways to introduce automation, design lighter parts and incorporate process efficiency to produce aircrafts quic...

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Adhesive Bonding

Improve Bond Durability of Structural Adhesives for Lightweight Materials

The automotive industry continues to strive to build lighter vehicles with significantly lower fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Modern lightweight designs require new bonding technologies in additi...

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Adhesive Bonding

Improving Adhesion Capabilities through Chromium-free Conversion Coatings

Henkel's BONDERITE chrome-free conversion coatings chemically convert metal surfaces, dramatically improving adhesion of formed-in-place liquid gaskets, while eliminating the need for plasma treatment...

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Aerospace Surface Treatments

Addressing OEM and MRO REACH Requirements through Surface Treatment Advancements

Sustainability is an increasingly important topic in the aerospace industry as OEM manufacturers continue to incorporate lighter metals, and use safer products on their facilities. Additionally, with ...

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Adhesive Bonding

ADAS Camera and Radar Solutions

The growth of Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) is unprecedented. Notifications, warnings and intervention actions to enhance driver safety, camera, radar and LiDAR technologies are critical t...

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Adhesive Bonding

Role of Adhesives in Boosting Performance of e-Mobility Vehicles

Bloomberg New Energy Finance predicts electric vehicle sales will overtake internal combustion engines within just over 20 years, thanks in part to battery prices coming down sooner than most expect. ...

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Adhesive Bonding

BONDERITE® Next Generation Metal Pretreatment

By 2025, the American Chemistry Council tells us that our use of alternate materials will be more evenly distributed compared to recent years. To make this a successful transition, new materials and p...

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Sealing & Coating

Using Vacuum Impregnation to Fill Quality Gaps for Electronics Manufacturers

Often the most troublesome and critical problems are those that are least visible. That certainly is true of electronic components, such as connectors, coils and wire harnesses. In the manufacture of ...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Developing the First Accurate Simulation Tool for Predicting Thermal Expansion Effects in Hybrid Auto Bodies

  The joining of steel with lighter-weight materials—from aluminum and magnesium to plastics and carbon fiber composites—is a challenging prospect in automotive bodies. Each of these mater...

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Acoustics & Structurals liquid applied sound deadener

The Effects of Cure Schedule on Water-Based LASD Loss Factor and Implications for Prototype Testing

The widespread use of sheet metal panels in automotive design, as well as in other industries such as appliances and agricultural equipment, has led to the development of many approaches for mitigatin...

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Adhesive Bonding

A New Path for Lamination Adhesives: Leaping Time Barriers and Erasing Steps

Automotive manufacturers, especially in North America, primarily use two-component waterborne, reactive hot-melt, and solvent-borne adhesives for laminating TPO, PVC and leather skins to PE and PP foa...

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Adhesive Bonding

Power Up! Sealing Battery Packs and Electronic Components

Gaskets are widely used to prevent the leakage of gas or liquids in a variety of automotive applications, including electronic components, such as electronic control units, sensors, motors and battery...

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Sealing & Coating

Light-weight Liquid Applied Sound Damping Material for the Automotive Industry

In today’s world, automotive manufacturers are required to decrease carbon dioxide emissions and increase fuel economy while assuring driver comfort and safety. To achieve desired acoustic performan...

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Cleaners & Lubricants

Plastic Cleaning Capabilities

The removal of soil, contaminants, wet water and water spots from plastic surfaces is essential prior to the application of paint or other coatings. This presentation reviews the methods of pretreatme...

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Functional Coatings

Ford F-150: How Substrate Mix Drives Pretreatment Technology: From Modern Zinc Phosphate to Thin Film Technology

Fuel economy regulations are driving all OEMS to reduce vehicle weight as one means to meet the 2025CAFE target of 25.5 mpg (4.35 l/100 km). Ford Motor Company redesigned their most successful model, ...

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Functional Coatings

Enabling the Use of Light Metals to Meet Industry Light Weighting and Sustainability Goals

Today’s vehicle metal mixes are continuing to shift as more lightweight material, such as aluminium and high-strength steel, are introduced. Pretreatment processes must adapt accordingly to ensure a...

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Functional Coatings

BONDERITE M-PP Autodeposition Coating

Autodeposition is a method of applying a layer of anti-corrosive paint directly to metal using a chemical reaction. Since its inception, this reliable, industrial coating process has coated billions o...

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Functional Coatings

BONDERITE Coatings for Powertrain and Body Applications

Henkel offers two innovative BONDERITE solutions to protect lighter metals against corrosion, including BONDERITE EC2, which provides corrosion protection for aluminum and titanium. Additionally, Henk...

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Cleaners & Lubricants

Metal Solutions Along the Entire Value Chain

In today’s demanding, high production environment, the use of process chemicals influences an organization’s overall efficiency and cost structure. At Henkel, we deliver expertise across the metal...

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Cleaners & Lubricants

Coolant Technology at Henkel

Henkel’s machining and grinding fluids are formulated to provide high-lubricity, cooling and improved bio-resistance, which results in extended tool and bath life. This presentation explores our coo...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Vibration Design of Experiments with Varying Factors on a Panel-Beam System

This paper shows the effect of varying test factors on decay time and vibration level on a panel-beam system with viscoelastic material applied. The results were calculated using DOE software, and the...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Structural/Elastic Adhesives

Structural adhesives offer greater durability compared to mechanically fastened joints. In fact, sample joints have demonstrated nearly twice the strength of riveted joints in standardized compliance ...

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Acoustics & Structurals

Composite and Multi-Material Joints in Body Applications

Numerical modeling of materials and processes has become more and more important for automotive applications. This, in particular, applies to materials like composites which are in many cases selectiv...

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Adhesive Bonding

Low-pressure Molding

Low-pressure injection molding prevents damage to delicate electronic and electrical automotive components. Henkel has achieved this with a one component, low viscosity TECHNOMELT® adhesive — a com...

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Adhesive Bonding

Interior Solutions

Adhesives influence virtually every area of development in today’s vehicles. That versatility is reflected by the growth of adhesives in the average vehicle — approximately 27 pounds today versus ...

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Adhesive Bonding

High Volume Structural Composite Part Production: Paintable Parts Right out of the Mold Through Surface Resin Transfer Molding Process

Driven by fuel efficiency targets, the automotive industry increasingly considers fiber-reinforced plastics as lightweight material option in modern car concepts. In the future, broader usage of compo...

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Adhesive Bonding

Fatigue Behavior Of Adhesively Bonded Joints And Its Prediction Using Stress Analysis

Driven by the lightweight trends, adhesive bonding is increasingly used as assembly technology in body-in-white applications. The remarkable development in the toughening of high-strength adhesive pol...

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Adhesive Bonding

Application and Benefits of Vacuum Impregnation When Sealing Electronic Components

Automotive electronic components and wires are prone to voids, holes and micro leak paths, which can lead to part failure due to the intrusion of foreign materials, such as salt spray and other corros...

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Adhesive Bonding

Advanced Gasketing

Gaskets are widely used to prevent the leakage of gas or liquids in a variety of automotive applications, including powertrain components, such as flanges, oil pans and valve covers and electronic com...

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