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Automotive and Transport

The Automotive & Transport Industry

Automotive and Transport industry is a vital sector that plays a key role in the global economy. It encompasses the design, development, production, and sale of vehicles, as well as the infrastructure, services, and systems that support the movement of people and goods. With a total of value around $3.7 trillion (in 2019), the automotive industry is a major contributor to the global economy not only by employing millions of people around the world but also with being a major consumer of raw materials such as steel, aluminum, and rubber. On the other hand, the transport industry, is a broad sector that includes a wide range of modes of transportation including land, rail, sea, and air. With a total value of $7.8 trillion (in 2019), the transport industry is an essential part of the global supply chain and a major contributor to the global economy.

The automotive and transport industry is facing a number of challenges in 21st century. As a leading contributor to the global carbon emissions, to meet these challenges the automotive and transport industry is investing heavily in research and development of electric and hybrid cars, self-driving vehicles, connected and smart transport systems, advanced materials as well as finding new alternate fuels like biofuels and hydrogen. These technologies are expected to play a major role in the future of the industry, enabling it to meet the growing demand for sustainable and efficient transportation solutions.


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The Automotive & Transport Industry

Adhesives are an essential part of the automotive industry. The strong and durable bond they create between the materials on which they are applied on makes them a viable solution for the automotive industry. Moreover, adhesives are usually preferred over mechanical fasteners such as screws and bolts because they offer a stronger bond, ability in design flexibility and most importantly they reduce the overall weight of vehicles. When planning on using an adhesive it is important to not only pay attention on the type of the materials, but it is also important to know where the parts will be used to determine the base of the adhesive to be selected:

  • Epoxy adhesives are often used for bonding metal surfaces together along with attaching plastics parts to metal parts. Their strength and versatility along with their resistance against high temperatures and aggressive chemicals makes them an excellent choice for the automotive industry.
  • Polyurethane adhesives are often requested for their excellent resistant against different weather conditions and used to bond rubber and plastic components like seals and gaskets to metal surfaces.
  • Acrylic adhesives’ flexibility, handling strength and resistance to UV lights makes them an excellent choice for the processes taking place on vehicles’ exterior.

Our solutions in The Automotive & Transport Industry

Adhetron offers solutions to various processes;

  • Automotive Electronics,
  • Composite and Carbon Fibre bonding,
  • Assembly of trim components,
  • Potting compounds for sensors,
  • Assembly of dashboards,
  • Structural bonding applications,
  • Glass assemblies,

and many more…