Solve Complex Adhesion Problems in Automotive Manufacturing

BTG Labs boasts relationships with some of the world’s top automotive manufacturers and tier 1 and 2 suppliers. We help these companies gain control of advanced materials and processes to ensure their bonds can withstand the rigorous requirements of the industry. 

Common Automotive Applications

  • Set quantitative cleanliness specifications for RTV and FIPG sealing
  • Verify surface quality for metal and composite bonding
  • Validate polymer surfaces are optimally prepared for bonding, painting or coating
  • Optimize washer systems by determining when washer fluid should be changed
  • Eliminate sealing failure for automotive headlights
  • Validate coatings on electronics and cabling
  • Develop surface cleanliness specifications for painting and priming
  • Establish a quantifiable surface specification for materials from suppliers
  • Understand the effects of aging and storage on surface quality
  • Develop exact treatment levels for plasma and flame treatment Monitor surface cleanliness in battery manufacturing


Automotive Articles

Learn what it takes to control your adhesion processes in manufacturing to prevent adhesion failure and ensure surface cleanliness.

How to Get a Stronger Weld Through Cleaning

Even though we look around us and see plastic everywhere, in every shape and imaginable application, metals are still a more commonly used raw material in machined products. Metals are the legacy material of choice due to their strength and...

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Coatings on Car Sensors and Why We Don’t Have Driverless Cars Yet

Our relationship to our vehicles may have changed in the past few months with the idea of commuting to work looking more like a shuffle to the desk across the room rather than a drive to the office across town. However, cars have not dropped from...

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Form In Place Gasket Reliability Starts with the Surface

Form-in-place-gaskets (FIPG) have been a revolutionary advancement in industries that bank on high-reliability sealing applications. FIPG is a versatile sealing technique that deploys a mostly silicone (they can sometimes be blended with metals...

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Our Automotive Customers

Some of the most successful brands in the world choose BTG Labs to partner with for their critical surface applications. Every day, companies trust the Surface Analyst to validate their surface quality because they know they can trust their results will be fast, easy, accurate and non-destructive. We strive to continue relationships with innovative, creative and successful companies.