Last week, we announced the signing of a long-term agreement with Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, to collaborate on the development of advanced, adhesive bonding technologies for the use of aluminum in high-volume vehicles.
The first groundbreaking result of these collaborations is BONDERITE® M-NT 8453, a surface pre-treatment for automotive aluminum that provides a cost-effective adhesive bonding system for the most demanding vehicle requirements and enables automakers to use aluminum in weight-bearing vehicle components.
BONDERITE® M-NT 8453 is a chrome-free conversion coating that bonds at the molecular level with oxides on the surface of aluminum to ensure strong and uniform adhesion and durability of bonded joints, as well as paint finishes. It is initially being manufactured at Henkel’s Warren, Michigan, plant and will be offered by Novelis to all of our global customers.
Check out BONDERITE® M-NT 8453 in action and get a behind the scenes look with this video.