MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Based on its recent analysis of the automotive adhesives and sealants market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes UNISEAL, Inc. with the 2014 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Product Leadership. UNISEAL has carved a niche for itself in the automotive BIW adhesives and sealants market through well-executed strategies and an ability to develop need-based solutions. Its wide range of structural adhesives, general adhesives, and sealant products offer different combinations of chemistry, bake time, and bake temperature to guarantee robust bonding capabilities and high product performance.
"UNISEAL has responded to automotive original equipment manufacturers' (OEMs') desire for lighter and safer automobiles with a range of off-the-shelf and customized adhesive and sealant products," said Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Ankit Mittal. "Although its products are primarily engineered to help bond different combinations of materials, they also address other notable issues such as susceptibility to corrosion factors of different materials and vulnerability to expansion when dissimilar metals come into contact."
Leveraging its deep expertise in automotive chemistries, UNISEAL delivers solutions to a wide range of industries. Its sealant products demonstrate exceptional performance by minimizing material sag, even in extreme conditions. Similarly, its structural adhesives provide outstanding strength while ensuring an extended product life. These toughened polymers can replace welds and mechanical fasteners with their distinct capability to bond multiple substrates, and thereby guarantee high fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
In addition to delivering customized products, the company has positioned itself as an innovative supplier with expertise in several chemistries across different applications. These chemistries include epoxy (both one and two components), modified polyurethane, acrylics, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and butyl rubber. The company also has hybrids and synthetic chemistry-based products, which can be applied across broad platforms and multiple customers.
Another standout feature of UNISEAL's portfolio is its sustainably designed products that require little bake time, which enables OEMs to reduce their cycle times and energy costs. Furthermore, the company focuses on adhesives with low-to-zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and avoids using any heavy metals or harmful materials in its products.
UNISEAL's high standards and operational efficiency have made it one of the market leaders in the North American automotive BIW adhesives and sealants market space. Having entrenched itself in the North American region, it is concentrating on new markets such as China and India.
"UNISEAL's distinct capability to find solutions that improve application or material performance and simultaneously help OEMs to meet their cost objectives has kept it at the forefront of competition," remarked Mittal. "Significantly, its R&D department has two divisions; while one division works toward technological improvements, the other concentrates on reducing costs."
Overall, as an innovation-driven firm aided by robust manufacturing and testing facilities, and an efficient team of highly skilled professionals, the company is poised for greater success.
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About UNISEAL, Inc.
UNISEAL develops application-based adhesive and sealant solutions to meet the unique needs of its Automotive OEM customers and customers in other industries. UNISEAL is renowned for providing industry best speed-to-market solutions and relentless customer focus, backed by continuous support to deliver a true competitive advantage.
UNISEAL, headquartered in Evansville, IN, is a member of Koch Enterprises, a privately held conglomerate with over 130 years of business history. In addition to two production facilities in Evansville, UNISEAL has key manufacturing facilities around the world, including China, Hungary and India.
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