09 December 2019

Sika has won
the Swiss Technology Award 2019 in the “Innovation Leaders” category.
It received the award for its new, high-performance adhesive technology used in
lightweight construction in the field of transportation. The prize was awarded
on November 21, at the Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel in the presence of 1,000 decision-makers in business, politics,
science and the media.

Over one hundred companies competed for
Switzerland’s most important technology prize, which is awarded annually by the
Swiss Innovation Forum. Sika was recognized by the jury for its innovative
strength and was awarded the prize for its latest innovation: SikaForce®
Powerflex, a new adhesive technology that combines the characteristics of elastic
and high-strength structural adhesives in a single product. SikaForce®
Powerflex was developed to meet the requirements of lightweight construction in
the field of transportation.

One advantage of SikaForce® Powerflex is
that it enables manufacturers of cars, rail vehicles, buses and trucks to
implement new, lighter, less polluting vehicle concepts while maintaining body
rigidity, good elasticity – and thus ideal mechanical characteristics. The
mixed materials used in production and bonded with SikaForce® permit a
reduction in vehicle weight, thus reducing energy consumption and harmful

Frank Höfflin, Sika’s Chief Technology
Officer: “It is a great honor for us to receive the coveted Swiss Technology
Award, which demonstrates Sika’s innovative strength once again. Our aim is to
offer customers solutions with added value. With our prize-winning SikaForce®
Powerflex adhesive technology, we not only support faster assembly processes,
but also make a major contribution to meeting the challenges of the future –
enabling lightweight construction, and thus contributing to environmental
friendliness in the transportation field.”

The new adhesive
features “curing by design” technology. This extremely fast-working
curing technology can be triggered virtually at the touch of a button and
reduces the assembly time by up to 50%. OEMs and other users can thus make
their production processes much faster and more efficient.


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 motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 101
countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Sika’s
workforce of more than 24,000 people generated revenues of CHF 3.7 billion in
the first half of 2019, and the company is forecasting full-year revenues of
over CHF 8 billion.

SIKA AG Switzerland Tel: +41 58 436 68 00 /

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