Thatcham, UK - Glass bonding expert Dow Automotive Systems has gained quality assurance certification from UK group Thatcham, for its aftermarket glass-bonding flagship product Betaseal 1580.
Betaseal X 2500 for automotive windscreen bonding and Betamate TM 2098 for structural body repair gained the same Thatcham Quality Assurance (TQA) certification.
Thatcham also audited Dow's manufacturing site at the Schkopau plant near Leipzig, in Germany -- one of Dow Automotive's state-of-the-art, computer-controlled production sites for adhesives, which started up only three years ago.
TQA verifies automotive products, equipment and services, with a focus on the building and verifying of quality in the manufacture, design and performance of a product and/or service. Rigorous testing and examination of quality systems and manufacturing process controls, is intended to provide confidence in the product and/or service performance and an objective evaluation of its capabilities.