29 September 2016
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Thermoplastic polyolefins in the spotlight

Engineered thermoplastic polyolefins (TPOs) are now one of the most widely used materials in automotive interior and exterior applications

Although engineered thermoplastic polyolefins - TPOs - are versatile materials for moulded components, they also present difficulties when laminating or bonding are desired.

In response to automakers’ growing reliance on TPO components, Sika has developed a range of adhesives to meet the challenge of bonding TPO with a variety of different substrates.

Helmut Doyen, Sika automotive director of OES sales, pictured, will present on the topic of ‘Interior Trim Lamination Development’ at the 2016 Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE) Thermoplastic Polyolefins Conference, which takes place from 2-5 October at the Troy Marriott, Troy, Michigan.

Doyen will be highlighting the lessons learned from Sika’s decades of adhesive development experience – with particular attention to bonding challenges in the vehicle interior environment. Sika Automotive is also exhibiting at the conference, and will highlight its SikaMelt, SikaSense and SikaTherm interior adhesive products.

The conference has become a leading forum for presenting and exhibiting the latest developments on the use of rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic polyolefins in the automotive industry.

Brian Wall

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