Industry

Weight reduction through the use of lightweight materials as a means of optimizing the energy efficiency of end products is a key trend in the industrial production of moving parts, automotive engineering and the wind energy sector. Accordingly, the past financial year saw Sika open a Composite Competence Center with the aim of gainfully pooling composite and adhesive technologies, research and development activities, and structural bonding simulations for customers.

Sika solutions also paved the way for new innovations in lightweight automotive construction. Sika’s UHM technology allows the large-area bonding of carbon-fiber-reinforced polymers (CFRP) with aluminum. The new application was first implemented in BMW's i-Series vehicles and proceeded to win a 2015 PACE Award for product innovation, possibly the most important distinction of its kind in the automotive industry. Another prizewinner was the SikaMelt-9185 IA adhesive solution for solar applications, which received recognition from, among others, the Fraunhofer Institute in Freiburg, Germany.

Sika Solutions for Sealing and Bonding in Industry
Sealing and Bonding for Industry and Automotive
Elastic Adhesives and Pretreatments
Elastic Adhesives and Pretreatments
Structural Adhesives
Structural Adhesives
Acoustic Dampening and Reinforcing
Acoustic Dampening and Reinforcing