MADISON HEIGHTS, MI -- Sika Automotive announces its participation as a presenting
speaker at the 2017 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoplastic
Polyolefins (TPO) Conference, October 1-4 at the Troy Marriott, Troy,

Engineered TPOs are one of the most widely-used materials in automotive interior
and exterior applications. Although TPOs are versatile materials for
molded components, they also present difficulties when laminating or
bonding are desired. In response to automakers' growing reliance on TPO
components, Sika has developed a range of advanced adhesives to meet the
challenge of bonding TPO with a variety of different substrates.


Helmut Doyen, Sika Automotive Director of OES Sales, will present on the topic
of, "Lamination with Olefin Adhesives on Polar and Non-Polar Substrate"
highlighting the lessons learned from Sika's decades of adhesive
development experience - with particular attention to bonding challenges
in the vehicle interior environment. The presentation will be on
Wednesday, October 4th at 9:30 PM in the "Adhesives & Coatings for
TPOs" session, located in Conference Hall-III.


The SPE TPO Automotive Engineered Polyolefins Conference has been organized
by the SPE Detroit Section for nearly 20 years. It has become a leading
forum for presenting and exhibiting the latest developments on the use
of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins in the automotive

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