Structural reinforcement for improved performance, mass, process and cost optimization
Our CBS™ technologies combine highly engineered heat activated structural adhesive material (also known as structural foams) with a customized thermoplastic carrier. CBS™ enables lightweight but strong structural applications for both current and future-ready applications, such as battery protection in electric vehicles (EV).
The L&L Products team uses its proven expertise with advanced CAD/CAE simulation to design a three-dimensional engineered part. The result is a structural insert that is dry-to-the-touch and ready to assemble into the body structure prior to cavity closure and e-coating. Our foaming structural adhesives allow for e-coat flow and coverage of the cavity prior to structural adhesive foaming in the e-coat bake oven.
CBS™ optimizes strength, stiffness and weight
L&L introduced Composite Body Solutions™ (CBS™) to the transportation industry over 20 years ago as an innovative solution for body in white reinforcement. It is still the clear global market leader. L&L works closely with our customers to provide engineered solutions that reduce vehicle weight, increase stiffness for NVH applications, improve safety and crashworthiness and improve the fatigue life of vehicles.
Composite Body Solutions™ (CBS™) enable lightweight body structures while enhancing overall performance of the application. With early involvement in the development, the lightweight cost can be neutral (same cost as a traditional metallic structure) or even negative (reduced cost compared to a traditional metallic structure). This is achieved by enhancing existing geometries, replacing less effective parts, and using synergies between materials. CBS™ can also reduce the number of metallic parts used, thereby, reducing weight.