Truck

Systems: Truck

Body Shop

For more than 20 years, Sika has been providing rail OEM and sub supplier assembly lines with adhesive and sealant solutions for direct glazing and sealing.

High Roof

Vehicle operators are demanding increased long range comfort for drivers and users. Improved interior space, lower noise, greater insulation and increased interior storage space have facilitated development of high roof sleeper cab trucks capable of providing maximum driver comfort for long journeys. Sika has formulated a specialist range of adhesive and sealant solutions to meet the stringent requirements for assembly of the high roof to the main vehicle body.
Sikaflex provides high performance elastic assembly within an easy to use one-component formulation. Sikaflex can also be combined with Sika's proprietary Booster system to provide rapid full cure for applications requiring fast assembly speeds. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two-component methyl methacrylate and Acrylic Double Performance (ADP) structural adhesives provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. All Sika solutions for high roof assembly provide excellent adhesion to painted metals, steel, aluminium and open mould, resin transfer molded and compression molded thermoset composites.

Truck Direct Glazing

For over 20 years, Sika has been providing OEM assembly lines with adhesive and sealant solutions for sealing, bonding and direct glazing. Manual and automated pre-treatment options, that eliminate the need for black primers, are available to fit the needs of a variety of OEM application processes. These create significant cost savings and generate manufacturing process simplification and result in higher quality products for lower total systems costs.
Sika offers a wide range of adhesive technologies to suit all direct glazing applications. Specific Sikaflex solutions are available to suit cold, warm and hot application processes. Proprietary Sikaflex materials are capable of retaining the glass in position following installation, allowing for elimination of secondary clips, fixings and tape. Sikaflex materials can also provide low electrically conductive properties for elimination of galvanic corrosion and reduction of antenna signal loss. The SikaTack Booster range provides the ultimate solution for OEMs seeking excellent mechanical properties with the shortest possible full cure time. Unlike traditional two-component systems, this accelerated one-component system has the significant benefit of full material cure, regardless of the presence of the Booster, providing enhanced process quality, consistency and security.

Bumper Modules

Truck end users demand maximum durability from their vehicles. Day-to-day vehicle use in harsh environmental conditions is combined with tough operating conditions involving frequent low speed impacts due to parking, loading and general driving conditions.
Sika has formulated a range of specialist material for assembly of bumper system applications. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two component methyl methacrylate structural adhesive provides high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. Both solutions provide excellent adhesion to glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP/FRP), polyester sheet molding compound (SMC), reinforced reaction injection molded (RRIM) polyurethane, engineering thermoplastic alloys, coated steel and aluminum.

Exterior Plastic Parts

Truck designers and manufacturers are using an increasing level of thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials to construct exterior trim components. Typical applications for such materials include upper and lower grill assemblies, exterior door extensions, spoilers and aerofoils, wiper panels, mirror housings, mud guards, headlamps and side cab trim. Thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials are selected due to their ability to provide benefits in weight reduction, impact resistance, design flexibility, paint elimination and component consolidation.
Sika has a specially formulated range of materials for bonding of exterior parts. Sikaflex provides high performance elastic assembly within an easy to use one component formulation. Sikaflex can also be combined with Sika's proprietary Booster system to provide rapid full cure for applications requiring fast assembly speeds. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two-component methyl methacrylate and Acrylic Double Performance (ADP) structural adhesives provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. This comprehensive technology range is compatible with all commonly used substrates in the truck market, and can provide a wide range of cure speeds and mechanical properties to suit the needs of all customer applications.

Noise and Vibration Damping

Truck operators and government bodies are demanding ever lower standards of interior and exterior vehicle noise. SikaDamp products are twin layer lightweight acoustic pads based on butyl rubber. They are used to damp vibrations in vehicle body panels and are available with different acoustic ratings to suit specific types of application. SikaDamp pads are machine punched to the required size and shape.