BTG Labs – Automotive: Applications

Automotive manufacturers and suppliers alike understand the importance of increasing efficiency and reliability and decreasing failures and waste.

BTG Labs offers an innovative way to do just that, with The Surface Analyst.

A quick, easy, accurate and non-destructive system that measures surface cleanliness, to prepare for bonding, coating, sealing, painting, printing, or cleaning right on the manufacturing floor.

Typical Surface Analyst Applications for the Automotive Industry


  • Readiness of high-performance specification composites for bonding
  • Cleanliness of sealing surfaces in aluminum castings prior to bonding


  •  Appropriate flame treatment of TPO used in bumper fascias, door panels, etc.
  • cleanliness levels required for FIPG (formed-in-place gaskets)
  • clean surfaces on engine block for RTV sealing


  • Bonding strength of composite materials
  • And optimize the wash process for machined parts
  • Surface treatments such as grit-blasting, atmospheric plasma treatment, and solvent wiping
  • Contaminants (such as mold releases) on machined parts and determine how much can be tolerated


  • Brake and rotor contamination and coatings
  • Surface preparation prior to coating automotive glass
  • Surface prep such as plasma treatment


  • Proper finishing of automotive interiors
  •  Successful bonds