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Case Study: Better Process Control Results in Cost Reduction


A tier 2 automotive customer had a demanding spacing tape application, but due to adhesive residue, it was losing 30% of finished product and paying for large returns. As a supplier to Ford, Toyota and FCA, the resulting line shutdowns in Toronto, Toledo and Chicago developed into a costly problem that their big box store supplier was unable to resolve.


With a unique adhesive formulation, RA-48, and a specialized manufacturing process, Ameri-Cal controlled the peel strength within a 3 oz window and solved the residue problem. The customer’s average annual scrap rate dropped to 3%. Ameri-Cal continues to support this customer with onsite technical support and joint visits to vehicle assembly plants.

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