Adhesives and sealant supplier Sika Corp. announced that its first-ever Sika Driving Technologies event will be held on June 20 in Elkhart, Ind.
According to a press release, Sika Driving Technologies will focus on demonstrating industry-leading technologies used in vehicle sealing, bonding, acoustic damping and other applications. The event will also present an overview of current and future manufacturing methods that can employ Sika technologies to increase production, reduce labor costs and improve vehicle quality.
The event will offer a look at Sika’s current and future transportation product range and will include innovations from Sika’s other business divisions that can be transferred to the RV industry. Acoustic and safety technologies from Sika’s Automotive group will be on display, as well as new roofing innovations presented by Sika Sarnafil.
In addition, Sika flooring concepts will be displayed to help bridge the gap between entry-level flooring and high-end ceramic materials while also helping manufacturers reduce weight and improve the RV unit’s overall acoustic profile.
“We have good contacts inside the RV industry today, but we are looking to improve and develop new relationships so we can bring new ideas and solutions to the designers on future product lines,” says RV Business Development Manager Bill Buraczewski. “When Sika is included in the beginning stages of future development, that is when our true strength shows in bringing solutions. Collaboration between Sika and RV manufacturers is where the biggest benefit will come to help improve the RV industry into the future.”
The event will be organized in a trade show format with sample products and demonstration areas open for visitors. Members of Sika’s R&D and technical service teams will be on hand to facilitate one-on-one conversations and hand-on product experiences.
Additionally, formal presentations with Q&A will be held throughout the day to delve deeper into specific manufacturing applications and product engineering topics.