Sika leads the way

Sika Automotive has received the Frost & Sullivan 2015 European Award for Product Leadership.

Based on analysis of the body in white (BIW) automotive adhesives market, Sika Automotive’s high-quality adhesives, SikaPower and SikaSeal, received the honour for being ‘invaluable to automotive original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) as they strive to achieve weight reduction through the use of aluminum and other composites in the BIW stage of vehicle construction’.

Frost & Sullivan vice president of research, Dr Leonidas Dokos, said, ‘Vehicle weight reduction is a complex challenge; creating a lighter body structure often results in increased interior noise and vibration issues, and decreased structural integrity in crash situations.

‘SikaPower and SikaSeal are the most efficient BIW adhesives in the market and promise an average of kg of potential weight reduction per car, which is nearly 10%.’

Over 25 million cars manufactured worldwide each year utilize SikaPower and SikaSeal technology.