New Lightweight Vehicle Assembly Adhesive Wins Swiss Technology Prize

Posted on 12/17/2019 12:25:17 PM By ASC

An innovative new adhesive designed for lightweight transportation assembly has seen Sika netting the 2019 Swiss Technology Award ahead of more than 100 technology companies. The adhesive, which took the chemical company to the Swiss Innovative Forum podium in the Innovation Leaders category, SikaForce Powerflex, brings together the qualities of both high-strength structural and elastic adhesives in one product.

According to the company, the technology behind the award-winning adhesive is aimed at reducing vehicle weight in the assembly of cars, trucks and rail vehicles to reduce energy consumption and the amount of emissions released, while maintaining body rigidity and elasticity.

At the same time, Sika reports that the new fast-curing technology inherent in Powerflex could enable the reduction of assembly time by 50%.

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