Sika’s adhesive and coating solutions help increase the fire safety of passengers and commercial vehicles. Sikagard® functional coatings extend the evacuation time and help to delay the spread of the fire.
Sandwich panel roofs bonded with SikaForce® Powerflex technology demonstrate high mechanical strength combined with high elongation. This increases crash safety by supporting the structural integrity, and the survival space remains preserved in case of a roll-over crash. Furthermore, the integration of bonded sandwich panel roofs can reduce vehicle weight.
Windshields and side windows bonded or replaced with Sikaflex® PowerCure ensure vehicles reach crash safety quickly and allow fast installation even at low humidity and temperature.
"Passenger fire safety is a major concern for public transport operators. That’s why Sika provides innovative solutions to improve road safety and fire safety."
Sika’s global expertise combined with the local technical service provides commercial vehicle manufacturers optimal solutions for crash and fire safety challenges.
Sika Technologies for an Increased Crash and Fire Safety of Public Transport
Sika has a unique portfolio of technologies. These were developed by taking our customer's specific challenges in mind. Our innovative adhesive and coating solutions have proven their value in countless cases globally.
Fire-Rated Sikaflex® Adhesives and Sealants for the Reduced Spread of Flame
Specific Sikaflex® solutions meet all relevant fire safety standards for use in rail and other commercial transportation industries. Sikaflex® sealants and adhesives reduce the spread of flame and smoke toxicity in the event of a fire.
Sikagard® Intumescent Coatings for Increased Passenger Evacuation Time
When in contact with heat, Sikagard® intumescent coatings expand and form an insulation layer to absorb thermal energy. Fire safety is improved by increases in the evacuation time for passengers. Additional features of this innovative technology are high impact and corrosion resistance.
SikaForce® Powerflex Technology for Improved Rollover Crash Safety
SikaForce® Powerflex adhesives allow structurally bonded sandwich roofs. Thus, improved roll-over crash safety and higher passenger safety are achieved thanks to this technology's high mechanical performance.
Sika is your Strategic Partner for Crash and Fire Safety Challenges
Sika’s global team provides expertise for improved commercial vehicle crash and fire safety. Our solutions for fire safety prevent the spread of flame, reduce smoke toxicity and enhance evacuation time. We offer fire certificates of all major standards used in bus and rail. Furthermore, we support our customers with material cards for calculations and FEM analysis for bonded sandwich panel roofs with our SikaForce® Powerflex solution. In addition, we support our customers with adhesion validation to ensure a safe and long-lasting bond.