SAFE TECHNOLOGY FOR THE NEXT GENERATION
Emergency vehicle users across the globe demand safe, robust and secure vehicles with the possibility for a higher payload. In order to meet this challenge, designers must constantly find solutions that enable manufacturers to improve their build times and manufacturing efficiency, reduce the number of parts and vehicle weight, increase rigidity and strength and extend the longevity of the product.
Sika, as the partner to the global emergency vehicle industry, provides a wide range of state of the art technologies to assist manufacturers in meeting their requirements. We provide specific solutions on our core competencies: Bonding, Sealing, Damping and Reinforcing. As a globally operating company, we are represented in your countries with own subsidiaries, ensuring first class technical and commercial support, order handling and delivery, from the first concept through the entire life cycle of your vehicle.
Recent years have seen changes in combination of materials used to fabricate emergency vehicles. The use of aluminium and fibreglass composites is now commonplace, as manufacturers seek to reduce vehicle weight while still providing robust and secure vehicles.
Sika can provide a range of high-performance solutions for body assembly. SikaForce two-component PUR adhesives demonstrate high strength, good flexibility and are capable of curing at room or elevated temperatures to increase curing speed. Sikaflex polyurethane sealants and adhesives combine simplicity of application with excellent durability and adhesion. Sikaflex Hybrid technology (based on Sika’s silane terminated polymer technology) combines the performance of traditional Sikaflex polyurethane systems, but demonstrates additional benefits such as reduced substrate preparation and improved worker safety. SikaFast two-component adhesives combine low surface preparation and high tensile strength with rapid de-jigging and full cure.
For over 20 years, Sika has been providing caravan, motorhome, bus and coach, automotive, truck and rail OEM assembly lines with solutions for direct glazing. Primerless, manual and automated pretreatment options are available to fit the needs of a variety of OEM application processes in order to create significant cost savings and manufacturing process simplification.
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. The SikaTack-Plus Booster range provides the ultimate solution for OEM’s seeking excellent mechanical properties with the shortest possible full cure time. Unlike traditional two-component products, this boosted one component system has the significant benefit of full material cure irrespective of the presence of the accelerator paste, providing enhanced process/quality consistency and security.