New SAE International Webcast to Explore Vehicle Adhesives and Surface Treatments

WARRENDALE, Pa., April 29, 2013 - SAE International presents a free, one-hour webcast that explores how adhesives and surface treatments can enable automotive suppliers and manufacturers to overcome the unique challenges that certain materials such as aluminum can present while contributing to a smaller environmental footprint.

“Enabling Vehicle Lightweighting with Advancements in Surface Treatment and Adhesive Technologies” will take place Tuesday, April 30 at 11 a.m. (EDT).

Every aspect of today’s vehicle is being re-examined to meet 2025 Corporate Average Fuel Economy standards. The introduction of new lightweight, mixed materials can reduce vehicle mass but also presents processing, compatibility, and bonding challenges.

Webcast attendees will be invited to interact with the experts during the live Q&A segment. In addition, they will learn how new solutions are addressing the challenges of lightweighting.

Industry expert participants will include:

- Dr. Bruce Goodreau,. Technical Director, Conversion Coating R&D Group, Henkel Corp.



- Kevin Woock, Global Market Segment Manager, Automotive Group, Henkel Corp.

Moderator will be Lisa Arrigo, Custom Electronic Products Editor, SAE International.

The webcast is hosted by AEI and sponsored by Henkel. To learn more about “Enabling Vehicle Lightweighting with Advancements in Surface Treatment and Adhesive Technologies,” click here.To find the start time in a different time zone, click here.

SAE International is a global association of more than 138,000 engineers and related technical experts in the aerospace, automotive and commercial-vehicle industries. SAE International's core competencies are life-long learning and voluntary consensus standards development. SAE International's charitable arm is the SAE Foundation, which supports many programs, including A World In Motion® and the Collegiate Design Series.




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