Sika Automotive a Finalist in 2021 Edison Awards for Innovative SikaPower-550® G Structural Adhesive for Automobile Assembly

Sika Automotive is a finalist for its SikaPower-550® G Structural Adhesive for Automobile Assembly in the Engineering & Materials Science category. The winners will be determined and announced at the 2021 Edison Awards Gala in Fort Myers, Florida on April 22, 2021.

SikaPower-550® G adhesive combined the requirements of three separate Ford materials specifications into one single specification with compatibility to steel & aluminum. Along with this demanding challenge, a number of other requirements were also met: it was to be used in multiple areas of the body structure, including the hem-flange, necessitating inclusion of glass beads while maintaining crash durable performance; an improvement in open time; increased stress durability performance of the bond under constant static load in a corrosive environment; improved humidity resistance; engineered/formulated to cure at lower bake temperature window.

“It is truly an honor to be recognized as a finalist in the Edison Awards. We are also grateful for our long-term partner Ford, without which we cannot bring this innovation to the market. Sika looks forward to bringing more innovations from concept to reality in the future.“ says Greg Moran, Vice President, Head of Global Marketing.

Edison Awards globally recognizes and honors innovations and innovators with a  vision guided by the legacy and vision of Thomas Edison, who successfully brought an unprecedented number of innovations to the market.Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards™ is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.