Alcoa licenses new bonding technology for auto materials
Apr 05, 2013 | 12:31 PM
| Michael Cowden
CHICAGO Alcoa Inc. has licensed and commercialized a "breakthrough" bonding technology to automotive surface treatment firm Chemetall GmbH in a move the company says will allow aluminum to be used more widely on mass-produced vehicles.
The Pittsburgh-based aluminum producer said "Alcoa 951" is the new standard for pre-treatment bonding for aluminum sheet, extrusion and casting suppliers serving the automotive sector.
With aluminum use in vehicles expected to double by 2025, new methods of joining aluminum to other materials are needed to prevent corrosion. Non-chrome Alcoa 951 is more environmentally friendly than other alternatives and more durable than traditional titanium-zirconium applications, the company claimed.....
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