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Sika Global Automotive is proud to announce that Dr. Benjamin Kraemer, Technical Marketing Manager, will present at the 7th annual Doors and Closures in Body Engineering Conference, being held November 15-16, in Bad Nauheim, Germany.


Kraemer’s presentation “Innovative Bonding Solutions for Tailgates in Multi Material Design”  will compare different adhesive bonding concepts for multi-material construction, and is scheduled for 10:00 AM, Wednesday, November 16


Tailgates are regarded as one of the most complex exterior parts and account for a significant proportion of vehicle weight. Weight savings estimates of 25-30% –and therefore savings in CO2 emissions – can be achieved with mixed-material construction but this leads to challenges when dissimilar plastics and/or metals have to be joined. Kraemer’s presentation will explore adhesive solutions with regard to performance, process simplification, efficiency, and cost.


In addition, Sika Automotive will be exhibiting in booth #2 at the conference. On display will be the latest innovations in Sikaflex® and SikaForce® technologies that address a broad range of substrates while offering shorter production sequence times. Product experts will be on hand to answer questions and explore options to address both engineering and aesthetic concerns for automakers and component suppliers working with mixed material construction throughout the entire vehicle.


For more information about Sika’s participation in the Doors and Closures in Body Engineering Conference, visit:  


SIKA CORPORATE PROFILE Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 93 countries around the world and manufactures in over 170 factories. Its approximately 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.49 billion in 2015.


SIKA AUTOMOTIVE is a leader in the development and the production of high performance acoustic, bonding, reinforcing and sealing systems that contribute to Lighter, Stronger, Safer, Quieter, Greener and more sustainable approaches to vehicle assembly. Sika Automotive provides automotive manufacturers and suppliers with proven materials, application engineering and validation expertise to enhance interior sound quality, improve occupant comfort and to increase structural and safety performance in vehicles worldwide. A proud recipient of the 2015 Automotive News PACE Award for mixed material bonding technology, and a 2016 recipient of a Best Practices Award in Body Shop Adhesives from Frost and Sullivan, Sika Automotive leverages development of new solutions from our 20 Global Technology Centers plus 18 Regional Technology Centers, allowing for global reach with local presence. For more information visit


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