Sika is one of two finalists for the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry (CPI) Award. SikaForce®-840 L07 has been recognized as the next evolution of “Curing By Design” technology. It is a flexible, structural two-component polyurethane adhesive. It cures at room temperature and is designed for bonding composite or coated metal components with stable properties over a large temperature span. The adhesive is characterized by fast curing and strength build-up. While uncured, it has very good non-sag and compressibility behavior. SikaForce-840 L07 is suitable for structural elastic bonding of composites (e.g., CFRP, GFRP) or coated metals in transportation and general industry.

The other finalist, Wanhua is recognized for its product WANNATE® 9131FC. It is a specially designed binder based on polymeric methylene diphenylene diisocyanate (pMDI) used for fabrication of molded wood pallets. The use of WANNATE 9131FC as the binder to fabricate molded wood pallets allows for increased production output, improved product performance such as mechanical strength, water-resistance, and decreased energy consumption.

The award will be presented to the winner during the 65th Polyurethanes Technical Conference, September 25-27, in San Antonio, Texas.  

“Since the first Polyurethane Innovation Award was presented in 2006, polyurethane technology has developed rapidly to help address some of our most challenging issues, including energy efficiency and sustainability,” said Lee Salamone, senior director, CPI. “This year’s finalists have propelled the industry forward with their cutting-edge products. CPI congratulates Sika and Wanhua on being named the two finalists for this year, and we look forward to them showcasing their innovations at the conference.”

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