SMC Repair Adhesive forms the backbone of the PLIOGRIP by Valvoline SMC repair system and may be used as a saturating adhesive for backing patches, pyramid patches, or as a long work time SMC & fiberglass panel bonding adhesive. Finishing Cream, our award-winning skim coat adhesive that sands like a putty but is flexible as any panel, completes the system. Finishing Cream may be used for minor cosmetic damage or a finishing coat for structural SMC repairs. Matting Adhesive is available for technicians that prefer a faster-curing saturation adhesive for backing patches.
Four new two-component epoxy seam sealers from Ashland allow collision repair centers to enjoy faster repair times. The new seam sealers may be painted immediately following application, thereby eliminating time waiting for sealers to fully cure before moving the vehicle into the paint booth. This capability, from Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH), has never before been offered in a two-component seam sealer.
The four PLIOGRIP by Valvoline seam sealers are designed to allow technicians to duplicate most any Original Equipment Manufacturer seam. Non-Sag Seam Sealer 6 and High-Body Seam Sealer 12 are designed for standing seams, tape seams, and angle seams often found on import vehicles. High Body Seam Sealer 12 may also be used in applications where extra gap-filling properties are required. Controlled-Flow Seam Sealer 6 is an ideal product for applications requiring leveling characteristics while also retaining some body, such as duplication of rounded-edge tape seams found on import vehicles. Self-Leveling Seam Sealer 12 is a low-body flowable product for roof ditches and puddle seams. As with other PLIOGRIP by Valvoline adhesives and sealers, the number in the product name denotes the work time of the product.
“Best new product of the year,” is a title PLIOGRIP by Valvoline Finishing Cream skim coat can now add to its label. Participants at the International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) voted to give PLIOGRIP by Valvoline Finishing Cream top honors among 33 new product entries.
“We are extremely pleased to have been selected to receive this award,” said Rick Lupisella, marketing manager, Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives. “We feel we have a great product in our Finishing Cream and this recognition reinforces that belief.”
PLIOGRIP by Valvoline Finishing Cream is a two-part epoxy skim coat for repair of minor scratches or gouges in various plastic substrates including thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) bumper covers and plastic and composite body panels. Demonstrations were conducted at the NACE conference and participants could see and work with the compound to gain a better understanding of the product. For more information call 1-888-954-5390.
PLIOGRIP® by Valvoline Finishing Cream skim coat is being featured at the New Product Pavilion during the annual International Autobody Congress and Exposition (NACE) being held in Las Vegas, Nev., Nov. 1 – 4. This product, from Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), is a two-part epoxy skim coat for repair of minor scratches or gouges in various plastic substrates including thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) bumper covers and plastic and composite body panels.
“Feedback from auto body professionals who have tried Finishing Cream skim coat has been outstanding. There’s no rollback on the feather edge and it can be used on one-sided bumper repairs without adhesion promoter or any other special surface pre-treatment,” said John Baetz, marketing manager for PLIOGRIP by Valvoline.
PLIOGRIP by Valvoline Finishing Cream skim coat is a best-in-class skim coat that offers a three-minute work time. The compound is pallet mixed, so there is no waste of material or need for mixing tips. Finishing Cream remains flexible and leaves no pinholes after sanding, so repairs can match smooth OEM condition without rework or returns.
For more information call 1-800-PLIOGRIP or contact a jobber near you. The new mixing technology will be featured at Ashland’s booth no.E9101 at the NACE exposition.
A new mixing technology for two-part adhesive and sealer applications is now part of the PLIOGRIP® by Valvoline body repair system from Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH). The 18-element SuperQuadro™ static mixer from Sulzer Quadro Systems will be introduced with the new larger format 400ml and 600ml PLIOGRIP by Valvoline products for the truck repair market. The new mixer will be introduced into the PLIOGRIP by Valvoline automotive repair line as inventory is replenished, and will start to appear this month.
Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, a business group of Ashland Performance Materials, a division of Ashland, is the first to introduce the SuperQuadro to the collision repair market. The 18-element Sulzer SuperQuadro mixer is shorter in length than the 24-element Quadro mixer currently used and creates less back-pressure in manual dispense applications. It also features a tapered tip that allows bead size control and its shorter design leaves less waste in the mixer at the end of the job.
A new acrylic double-sided tape for moldings and emblems is now available to the automobile repair market from Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives, a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH). The new double-sided tape, part of the PLIOGRIP by Valvoline line of auto body repair products, is water clear, and features a solid core.
“We are very excited about this latest addition to the PLIOGRIP by Valvoline product line,” said John Baetz, product manager, Ashland Specialty Polymers & Adhesives. “We have already received encouraging customer feedback reinforcing our belief that we have a strong product offering.”
The double-sided tapes are available in 1/4-inch, 1/2-inch and 7/8-inch sizes. The tapes are sold in 20-foot rolls to reduce waste, and because they are formulated as a solid, they will not hold moisture or dust like other foam-core tapes.
PLIOGRIP by Valvoline Panel 60 adhesive, a rubber-toughened epoxy from Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE:ASH), was recently recognized by General Motors Corporation to meet the aftermarket metal bonding specification GM6449G.
GM6449G, “Automotive (Metallic) Panel Bonding Performance Guidelines for After Market Service Use,” details performance guidelines for structural adhesives used to bond metal body panels in the automotive aftermarket.
Panel 60 adhesive also has passed both the FMVSS 208 frontal offset crash test and the FMVSS 301 rear-end crash test with adhesives-only repairs of the roof panel and rear quarter panel, respectively. This testing demonstrates that Panel 60 adhesive can stand alone without welds on secondary panel repairs. Panel 60 adhesive also is formulated to be spot-welded, so it may be used in repairs calling for weld-bonding and may be spot-welded wet.
Since the 1960s, PLIOGRIP® by Valvoline adhesives have been recognized by OEM designers, engineers and material specifiers as the leading technology in bonding systems. In addition to transportation applications, PLIOGRIP adhesive technology has been specified for aerospace, infrastructure, industrial and aftermarket repair applications. These products have been specified for bonding composite body panel assemblies, specialty components, under-the-hood and vehicle framing applications. PLIOGRIP by Valvoline, a body repair system from Ashland, uses the chemistry and technology used in the industrial products to serve the needs of the collision repair industry. The following press release pertains to the aforementioned industrial PLIOGRIP product line.
Using an adhesive to attach the roof of a high-performance sedan requires advanced engineering and a very high level of technical expertise. Ashland Specialty Polymers and Adhesives (SP&A), a business group of Ashland Specialty Chemical, a division of Ashland Inc. (NYSE: ASH) met that challenge recently when it helped BMW attach a new light-weight roof to its M3 CSL sport sedan.
The BMW M3 CSL features a roof made of carbon fiber reinforced plastic (CFRP), which is more than 13 pounds lighter than a conventional steel roof. The key to attaching this roof component relied upon a special adhesive to join the roof to the automobile body frame. After testing a number of adhesives, BMW decided that Ashland SP&A’s PLIOGRIP structural adhesive, a two-component polyurethane adhesive, provided the best solution.