Hybrid and plug-in electric vehicles offer outstanding fuel economy, efficiency, improved technologies, reduced emissions and noise. Lower fuel costs and less dependence on imported petroleum from unstable countries can rectify energy security concerns and add impetus for economic growth. Additionally, less pollution is a huge advantage for our health and the well being of the planet.
Master Bond adhesives, sealants, coatings and potting/encapsulation compounds have played a key role in the assembly of these vehicles. From structural bonding to electronic packaging, our products have contributed to enhanced reliability for manufacturers of automobiles, taxis, buses, trucks and military vehicles. We have adapted our technology to meet the ever changing needs of the hybrid electric vehicle industry.
High expectations of volume production increases in these vehicles should make them more affordable. Greater driving range, acceleration capabilities, lower weight, better cooling properties and faster change times should hasten growing popularity. Master Bond is working on new polymer developments to offer enhanced bond strength, toughness, chemical resistance and high/low temperature serviceability to meet these challenges. New fast, room temperature curing formulations have been introduced that are automatable and designed to increase productivity and lower costs. Vibration, shock and impact resistant systems are available in a range of viscosities also have much potential.