Rubber-to-metal bonding is essential for automotive under-the-hood, powertrain and chassis anti-vibration applications. Part of a product family from Dow that includes MEGUM™ and other THIXON™ rubber-to-substrate bonding agents, new THIXON P-11-F and P-22 primer systems provide outstanding performance and competitive cost with a REACH-compliant octylphenol-free formulation.

“Dow has produced robust, flexible primers for many applications,” said Dr. Stefan Dehnicke, global technology manager – Specialty Adhesives at Dow Automotive. “This enables primer standardization and consolidation while meeting key industry performance requirements.”

THIXON P-11-F and P-22 octylphenol-free primers can be used separately or together with cover agents. They are robust, flexible primers for various substrates and demonstrate product advantages that include:

  • High performance across key parameters for one- and two-coat bonding
  • Passing requirements for boiling water and salt-spray tests
  • Balanced formulation free of MIBK (THIXON P-22)

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