Unveiled at the 2014 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Mich., Jan. 13, Ford Motor Company approved LORD Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive for repairs on the 2015 F-150 military-grade aluminum alloy cab by their dealers and independent body shops. This new design will require adhesive in nearly all joints in the cab. Ford will be listing specific repair procedures in the collision repair manual along with instructions that will be provided with service parts.
“Over the years, Fusor has led the industry with innovative metal bonding applications such as quarter panel bonding, rivet bonding on laminate steel and weld bonding with STRSW by working with the OEM repair teams before the vehicles launch. LORD Fusor has been a sponsor of the Ford Paint and Body Technology Center and continues to work with them to develop important vehicle repair procedures,” said Julie Miller, market manager at LORD Corporation. “We recommend following the OEM procedure when using Fusor 108B for vehicle specific procedures. LORD Fusor 108B metal bonding adhesive is one of three approved repair adhesives by Ford Motor Company, including Motorcraft TA-1B.”
Gerry Bonanni at Ford Motor Company’s Paint and Body Technology Center stated that the procedures developed are easy to follow and can be performed by any body shop that performs collision repairs on F-150 trucks today. “The approved adhesives are widely available and training will be available by I-CAR to assist technicians with this mainstream repair process,” said Bonnani.
Ford will present information on the 2015 F-150 and aluminum repair at the AASP/NJ Northeast Show March 21-23 in Secaucus, N.J. Additional details will be presented at the Collision Industry Conference (CIC) April 9-10 in Portland, Ore., NACE CARS 2014 July 31 – Aug. 2 in Detroit, Mich., and at the SEMA Show Nov. 4-7 in Las Vegas, Nev.
LORD Fusor 108B is currently available to all dealers and body shops. For more information about LORD Fusor 108B, contact your local jobber, Fusor representative (located at www.lord.com/fusor) or call +1 877 ASK LORD (275 5673).
About LORD Corporation
LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coatings, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance. For nearly 90 years, LORD has worked in collaboration with our customers to provide innovative aerospace, defense, automotive and industrial solutions. With world headquarters in Cary, N.C. and 2012 revenues in excess of $860 million, LORD has more than 2,900 employees in 25 countries and operates 15 manufacturing facilities and nine R&D centers worldwide. LORD actively promotes STEM education and many other community engagement initiatives where we work and live. For more information, visit http://www.lord.com.
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