Sika Automotive will be the headline sponsor of the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2019 Conference.

Sika Automotive is proud to be the headline sponsor, apresenter and an exhibitor at the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2019 Conference being held on August 20 - 22 at Cobo Center, Detroit, Michigan.

 The event will feature Sika Vice President, Research & Development, Dr. Leslie Wolschleger as a speaker. The presentation, "Evolution of Adhesive Joining in Automotive Body-in-White" will cover the following topics:

  • Effects of surface coating on adhesive joining of metals
  • Importance of proper adhesive selection in mixed material bonding, especially in applications with composite materials  
  • Why differences in thermal expansion of materials is a critical issue in specific bonding applications  
  • Latest innovations in semi-structural, structural and mixed material bonding adhesive technologies


Wolschleger will present on Tuesday, August 20, at 12:20 PM.

As an exhibitor, Sika Automotive will feature its vehicle lightweighting technologies including SikaPower® and Sikaflex® for lightweight material and mixed-material bonding; SikaReinforcer® structural inserts for body structural reinforcements; as well as SikaBaffle® and SikaDamp® for noise and vibration control. Sika technologies will be on display in booth number 21.

The Global Automotive Lightweight Materials Detroit 2019 Conference is the premier global technical event dedicated to automotive lightweighting. It is part of the Global Automotive Lightweight Materials congress held annually in Asia, Europe and North America. This year's conference focuses on advanced joining, forming and design of composites and lightweight metals.

To learn more about how Sika Automotive can help meet your automotive lightweighting needs, visit: sikaautomotive.com/lightweighting.