Sika Global Automotive is proud to be a presenter, sponsor and exhibitor at the 2017 Wards Auto Interiors Conference (, being held May 9th, 2017 at the Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.  


Mr. Helmut Doyen, OES business director for Sika, will be presenting in the "Lighweighting Interiors" session. The presentation will outline the latest vehicle interior adhesive technologies, with specific emphasis on polyolefin hot melts adhesive
technology and its ability for mixed material bonding (e.g. PP, ABS and natural
fiber substrates) leading to vehicle lightweighting. Real-world production
examples of the technology will also be highlighted.


In addition, Sika will be featuring its latest interior adhesive products for lamination,
flocking and assembly at Booth #L, outside of the Grand Riverview Ballroom.
SikaMelt®, SikaTherm® and SikaSense® adhesive products allow designers to create
attractive, soft feel surfaces while meeting processing and technical requirements for easy application and short cycle times.  Products in this range enable the bonding of surface materials to the most difficult substrates; with low-emission characteristics, including classification-free products contributing to environmental sustainability.


Wards Auto Interiors Conference is North America's only event devoted to the automotive interior. The annual event features speakers from OEMs and suppliers with topics on the latest trends and development such as innovative materials, HMI, vehicle
interior, lightweighting and other emerging technologies.


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