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BMW for partnership with Sika Automotive

BMW AG for ultra-high modulus adhesive for mixed material bonding with Sika Automotive

The key to the collaboration story here is rooted in:  a) The "bet the farm" nature of bonding the passenger module to the powertrain chassis. b) The application engineering by both BMW and Sika to facilitate curing adhesives in a moving assembly line. E.g. What assembly operations can you perform during pre-cure and semi-cure states? Achieving the balance in accelerated "no-bake" curing/elongation/adhesion. and c) Fitting the process into the parameters of a modern automotive assembly plant.

The result of this collaboration is that both sides are better for their joint effort, with each learning a great deal from the other that is eminently transferable to other projects/programs.