Sika Automotive announces it is a finalist in the "Enabling Technology" category of the 2018 Altair Enlighten Award.


The nominated finalist product is an ultra-lightweight constrained layer material system for damping structure-borne noise. Produced by FAIST ChemTec GmbH, a Sika Company specializing in acoustic solutions, the system can yield higher acoustic damping performance with an 80% weight savings over other technologies. This particular product is already in serial production with the BMW i3, delivering excellent performance with less weight.


Sika is honored that the constrained layer material technology is among the field of 56 overall award finalists in three award categories.


The Altair Enlighten Award is intended to honor the greatest achievements in vehicle weight savings each year; to inspire interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students and the public; to create further competition for new ideas in the industry; and to provide an incentive to share technological advances. The 2018 Altair Enlighten Award will be presented in collaboration with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR) at the 2018 CAR Management Briefing Seminars in Traverse City, Michigan, from July 30 to August 2. 


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