Trip Shop Bonding and Sealing

The use of thermoset composites and thermoplastic materials is common for various applications, and has enabled significant improvement in vehicle styling. Sika has formulated a range of materials to meet customer requirements for various trim shop application.

Sikaflex PUR adhesives and sealants with easy-to-use one-component formulations provide high performance elastic assembly and sealing. Sikaflex Hybrid, the silan terminated polymer (STP) technology, offer high performance of Sikaflex polyurethane systems combined with reduced substrate preparation and improved ecological benefits.

SikaFast two-component acrylic-based structural adhesives provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. SikaForce two-component PUR adhesives demonstrate high strength, good flexibility and are capable of curing at room or elevated temperatures.

Direct Glazing and Open Joint Sealing

Since over 20 years, Sika is providing solutions for direct glazing applications. Specific Sikaflex solutions are available to suit cold, warm and hot application processes.

The products are capable of retaining the glass in position following installation, allowing elimination of secondary clips or fixings. Furthermore, low electrical conductive properties for elimination of galvanic corrosion can be provided. The Booster product range provides the ultimate solution for OEM’s seeking excellent mechanical properties with shortest full cure time.

Structural Bonding of Doors and Closures

Doors, motor hoods and other parts of the finished vehicle must fulfill the same requirements as the primary cabin structure. Reduction of the assembly process or the use of structural adhesives will provide the opportunities to achieve these targets.

Sika provides different solutions to support the customer in his efforts. SikaPower support the manufacturing of welding reduced parts, simply use the e-coat and paint process to fix it. SikaFast provides high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. SikaForce demonstrates high strength, good flexibility and cures at room or elevated temperatures. Sikaflex adhesives and sealants provide high-performance elastic assembly within an easy-to-use one-component formulation.

Cabin Bonding and Sealing before paint

Manufacturers of agricultural and construction vehicles use different processes in the production of cabin structures. Corrosion protection, perfect paint finish, high strength and maximum durability are key requirements.

Sika provides a wide range of technologies suitable to such demands. SikaPower body shop adhesives and sealants are heat curing products based on one component epoxy hybrid technology. They are easy to combine with other joining technologies and provide flexibility, durability and significant reduction spot welding points. Sikaflex sealants and adhesives are easy-to-use one-component formulations for low bake condition and provide high performance elastic assembly and sealing. SikaFast two-component adhesives combine low surface preparation and high tensile strength with rapid de-jigging and full cure.