Automotive & Transportation
GDI adhesive solutions increase production efficiencies for automakers
GDI adhesives make vehicles lighter supporting EPA mileage standards.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requires improved fleet mileage for automakers. This inspired vehicle manufacturers and their sub-suppliers to change some of the materials to meet the new standards — and to remain cost competitive.
The increased use of plastics and aluminum reduced the weight of newer vehicles. However, plastics and metals cannot be welded together. That made adhesives critical for automakers in their never-ending efforts to build lighter weight, more mileage-friendly vehicles.
GDI helps solve the weight problem.
Automakers and sub-suppliers meet those requirements through pressure-sensitive adhesives (PSAs), often created by GDI. The bonding of dissimilar surfaces creates a need for high heat-resistant, high tack adhesives with a great deal of bond integrity. Our superior PSA solutions are commonly used for the bonding of interior trim, headliners, and package trays amongst a multitude of other automotive applications.
We’re like a pit crew for adhesive solutions.
Although GDI Adhesives has a large portfolio of proven, high-performance PSA products for common automotive applications, our company aspires to solve the innovative applications that challenge the automotive industry. GDI Labs, our team of leading chemists and lab technicians, are dedicated to pioneering solutions to these demanding applications.