Cope with adhesive bonding process bottlenecks
The use of adhesives in industrial assembly has become a standard throughout all kinds of industries. While your output grows, process steps may become production bottlenecks. Adhesive bonding processes are no different from other assembly steps. Sikaflex® Booster adhesives have helped many commercial transport manufacturers to speed their bonding processes.
Sikaflex® Booster products are typically offered with a system approach consisting of a 1C, a bulk booster and a PowerCure version.
- Specify one material and stay flexible to speed process steps
- Save material costs by using Booster only where beneficial
- Robust processing, will reach the same end result with or without Booster
- Flexible, to evolve with your process
Sikaflex® Booster adhesives reach the same end performance, regardless if used with or without SikaBooster®. For high volume applications out of bulk packaging, Sikaflex® Booster is the most cost-effective and reliable solution for fast strength development of elastic adhesives. For applications with less consumption, Sika’s PowerCure system may offer the best value.
Sikaflex® Booster Adhesives for the Panel Bonding and Vehicle Assembly
For commercial transport body panel assembly, Sikaflex® Booster adhesives are easy to use and build up handling strength quickly. Using accelerated curing adhesives allows reducing temporary fixtures and enables moving vehicles to the next workstation quicker. With Sikaflex® Booster even large adhesive joints cure within hours, rather than days or weeks if cured with air moisture.
Sikaflex® Booster Adhesives for Vehicle Glass and Windshield Bonding
For commercial vehicle windshield and glass installation, Sika provides cold and warm-applied Sikaflex® Booster adhesive solutions. Warm-applied Sikaflex® Booster adhesives with high initial grab combine direct fixation of even massive windshields with fast curing, allowing installation without temporary fixtures. For side glass installation, where windows may have to be positioned and aligned, the use of traditional cold-applied technologies is best suited.
Sikaflex® Booster is State-of The Art for Faster Vehicle Assembly
Automated windshield installation at Volvo Eicher
Driven by new regulations regarding a new Indian truck body building standard, VECV has considerably improved cab styling and ergonomics and introduced a BS6 complaint model: the Pro2000 series, for an overall superior driving experience. A semi-automated glass bonding process had replaced the rubber gaskets of the former models. With Sikaflex® Booster, VECV found a solution allowing a short clamp time, making it possible to move the cab out of the production line quickly.
Longer Lasting Vehicles with Modul System
Modul System is a globally leading manufacturer of racking systems and equipment for commercial vehicles and parcel delivery vans. Modul System has replaced mechanical fasteners such as rivets and screws by using adhesive bonding to adapt to the growing number of electric vehicles. Sikaflex®-268 Booster and Sikaflex®-268 PowerCure are their products of choice to meet the required strength for safe operation and fast curing to ensure that vehicles are ready to operate quickly.