English Abstract
Environment and adhesion technology in the automotive industry
Tadashi Ashida
Technical Chief, Synthetic Materials Dept., Parker Corporation, Japan

Nippon Gomu Kyokaishi, (2004), 77(6), 207-212 General Review in Japanese.

In recent years, the automotive industry is furthering developments of environment-friendly technologies.
In the field of adhesives for the automobile, the adoption of water based adhesives, lead-free adhesives, etc. is advanced.
Besides, the lightweight aluminum auto-body which adopted adhesive bonding for the purpose of improvement in fuel consumption has appeared.
The trend of adhesives for the automobile in connection with environmental issues is presented in this paper.

Automobile, Environment, Adhesive, Aluminum, Environment-friendly