Body Panel and Structural Adhesives
Sika adhesive solutions enable increased freedom to design new commercial vehicles. Bonded structures increase the durability of vehicles and join various materials like metals with composites. They allow different process orders and higher efficiency in body assembly. Sika has been supporting the transportation industry by proving innovative fast and reliable bonding technologies for more than 40 years.
Sika’s global expertise, combined with the local technical service, provides commercial vehicle manufacturers optimal solutions for individual challenges in the industrial production of vehicles.
Sika’s innovative bonding solutions and local support help the transportation industry worldwide to increase vehicle performance and output.
"Sikaflex® polyurethane adhesive technology allows us to assemble front and rear masks to our trains structurally. In combination with SikaBooster®, the moisture-curing adhesive is fast-setting of regardless of joint thickness."
Sika as the Customer’s Strategic Partner for Vehicle Assembly
Sika’s global team provides expertise for standardizing processes to cope with a high variation of materials and components. Sika’s network of experts supports you in assessing design challenges. In the conception phase, as well as by providing customized solutions for optimizing the industrialization. Fast-setting and accelerated adhesives reduce handling time and reach a full cure quickly. In combination with all-in-one sealing and bonding solutions; or by selecting adhesives that require no or little surface preparation; production output can be increased.
Rely on Sika – starting from the conception phase to production, anywhere in the world.
Freedom of Design
Sika's bonding solutions allow joining dissimilar substrates without restrictions. Eliminating the limitations of mechanical fasteners or welding is one of the key reasons why many adhesives are used in industrial manufacturing.
Sikaflex® silane-terminated polymers (STP) allow the reduction of surface preparation steps. Fast cure Sikaflex® adhesives with SikaBooster® enable shorter handling time and more production output.
Durability of Vehicle
Fully bonded structures with Sikaflex® adhesives reduce stresses in the design. Compared with screws, they avoid damage to the corrosion protection coating and lead to increased durability. Connections with SikaPower® SmartCore adhesives can be more durable than welded joints or mechanical fasteners thanks to its unique fatigue performance.
Vehicle Weight Reduction
Modern vehicle design integrates different materials and lightweight composites with Sika's adhesive technologies. SikaPower® SmartCore adhesives allow lighter vehicles by reducing metal thickness while still meeting strength and durability requirements.
Sika Panel Bonding Product Lines for Industrial Assembly Processes
Sika’s body panel adhesives for use in the production of commercial vehicles allow fully bonded load-bearing structures. Such a design avoids damaging the corrosion protection layer, e.g., by drilling holes or mechanical fixtures. It enables the integration of lightweight composite components and enables assembly of parts at any stage of the process.