Sika’s announcement regarding its Swiss Technology Award win drew the most reader interest last week (Sika Receives Swiss Technology Award for Structural Adhesives Designed for Lightweight Transportation Assembly): “Sika recently announced that it has won the Swiss Technology Award 2019 in the Innovation Leaders category. It reportedly received the award for its new high-performance adhesive technology used in lightweight transportation construction. The prize was awarded at the recent Swiss Innovation Forum in Basel.

“Over 100 companies competed for Switzerland’s most important technology prize, which is awarded annually by the Swiss Innovation Forum. Sika reports that it was recognized by the jury for its innovative strength and was awarded the prize for its SikaForce® Powerflex, a new adhesive technology that combines the characteristics of elastic and high-strength structural adhesives in a single product.

“‘It is a great honor for us to receive the coveted Swiss Technology Award, which demonstrates Sika’s innovative strength once again,’ said Frank Höfflin, Sika’s chief technology officer. ‘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.’”

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Top 5 News that Sticks for December 1-7

  1. Sika Receives Swiss Technology Award for Structural Adhesives Designed for Lightweight Transportation Assembly
  2. RPC Acquisition Helps Boost Berry Global’s Net Sales in Fiscal 2019
  3. Henkel and Shapeways to Partner for Large-Scale Industrial 3D Printing Solutions
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  4. AkzoNobel Breaks Ground on U.S. Wood Coatings Site Expansion
  5. Ashland Sales Down 4% in Fiscal 2019

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