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.

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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Importance of Adhesion & Composites in Lightweighting Cars

One of the most pressing questions on the minds of manufacturing engineers is how to take a load off. Lightweighting, or shedding pounds on assembled vehicles and machinery, is a critical puzzle in aerospace, marine and, most acutely, in ...

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New and Better Surface Quality Test Than the Water Break

There are times when trying to discern if adhesion in manufacturing will succeed seems like a deeply mysterious and opaque puzzle. The water break test is a simple and fairly straight-forward method of detecting hydrophobic (water-repellant)...

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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.