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Post Vulcanized Bonding For Automotive Suspension Components

By: Kimberly Kayler , 614-873-6706

(Cary, NC — 09/28/2011)

LORD Corporation – a global leader in developing rubber-to-metal bonding adhesives for industrial and automotive markets – is working closely with customers to support a transition to PV Bonding from mechanical fastening and other similar methods.

Designed for improved performance when a traditional molding operation is not an option, PV bonding has successfully bonded cured rubber to itself or metal for many years. Using Chemlok® or LORD® adhesives in a PV bonding process can improve performance, reduce weight and provide a longer lifespan for improved product performance. This method offers greater product and mold design freedom and can reduce tooling, production and labor costs.

With applications for control arms, tie rods, suspension bars, bushings, engine mounts, torsional dampers, seat components and stabilizer bars, PV bonding can bond large and/or complex parts that don’t fit into a press. Further, they eliminate components to reduce vehicle weight.

According to Todd Wallis, Automotive Marketing Manager, Americas, LORD Corporation, PV bonding can save time and money. "We work with customers to develop and supply high-performance adhesives that meet demanding specifications as well as solve difficult problems in automotive design. Severe temperatures, chemical and fluids attack and vibration are just some of the challenging elements our products overcome," said Wallis.

More information on the LORD PV bonding process can be found at LORD.com. Additional information can be obtained by contacting the LORD Customer Support Center by e-mail at customer.support@lord.com or by phone at +1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673).

About LORD Corporation

Founded in 1924, LORD Corporation is a privately-held company that designs, manufactures and markets mechanical devices and electromechanical systems to control vibration, motion and noise; formulates, produces and sells general purpose and specialty adhesives, coatings and electronic materials; and develops products and systems utilizing magnetically responsive technologies. With headquarters in Cary, N.C., and sales in excess of $720MM, LORD has manufacturing in nine countries and offices in more than 15 major business centers. LORD Corporation employs more than 2,700 worldwide. Visit www.lord.com for more information.

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