SIKA AUTOMOTIVE TO PRESENT INNOVATIVE BONDING SOLUTIONS FOR MULTI-MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION AT 2016 JOINING IN CAR BODY ENGINEERING CONFERENCE

Sika Automotive announces its participation at the Joining In Car Body Engineering 2016 event, in Bad Nauheim, Germany, April 19-21.  Representing Sika’s involvement with the ongoing series of Automotive Circle Conferences, Dr. Michael Gutgsell, Department Manager for Body Shop Adhesives & Sealants is presenting on the topic of “Innovative Bonding Solutions for Multi-material  Joining”. 

Material concepts in modern car body lightweight design require novel approaches not just to materials used, but also to how they are joined.  Dr. Gutgsell will present innovations in adhesive technologies for use in traditional and non-traditional body shops in automotive plants.  Adhesives are key enablers, making vehicle lightweighting possible for different vehicle constructions - joining substrates to varying technical requirements while also directly contributing to sustainability initiatives.  “We are pleased to participate in this technical forum and to continuing to share the critical opportunities adhesives present in same or multi-material joining”, says Greg Moran, Head Global Automotive Marketing for Sika. “The benefits of adhesive use are clear in the lightweighting arena, and the technologies and application techniques compelling to solving standard and unique design challenges”.  

The 2016 Joining In Car Body Engineering brings together technical experts and key stakeholders of the automotive industry, including OEMs like Audi, BMW, Daimler AG, Ford, Jaguar Land Rover, Opel and Volkswagen.  Sika will additionally present all automotive technologies in booth no. 1, during the three-day event in Bad Nauheim.

 

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