Dow starts commercial operations of its adhesive and gap filler production line in Germany

Midland, MI – Dow announced the mechanical completion of its new VORATRON™ Polyurethanes Systems adhesive and gap filler production line at its Polyurethanes Systems House in Ahlen, Germany. Dow will increase capacity of its VORATRON™ Polyurethane Systems product family tenfold -ensuring it can meet increasing demand for these materials in battery assembly solutions for the e-mobility segment.

Dow VORATRON™ Polyurethane Systems products, such as high-strength adhesives and thermally conductive composites, are crucial to achieving the fast-evolving demands of mechanical and thermal management performance that different electric vehicle battery designs require. VORATRON™ Polyurethane Systems help Tiers and OEMs advance their performance, processing, and sustainability goals through:

Low-density products support the automotive industry’s ambition for vehicle weight reductions.
Improved processability, such as low squeeze force and optimized rheology and kinetics, provide versatility and efficiency to different assembly processes.
High performance thermally conductive adhesives and gap fillers that enable the combination of tailored mechanical properties and efficient thermal management which are critical to safety, range, and reliability of electric vehicles.
Powered by 100% renewable energy, the site operations also help advance sustainability goals for Tiers and OEMs. All process machines, forklifts and movers at the facility are driven by electrical motors, supporting Dow’s continued efforts to reduce carbon emissions around the world.

“By 2030, more than one in four new passenger cars sold will be electric vehicles. Dow’s investment in this adhesive and gap filler production line is well-timed to capture this new demand,” said Dr. Esther Quintanilla, Dow’s global MobilityScience™ marketing director. “The battery is the key to the automotive evolution, and this advancement allows us to serve the current and future EV segment. Dow is committed to supplying our customers with a reliable supply of high-performance materials for the battery assemblies, which are among the most critical technologies enabling this growth.”