The Trucking Industry is Going to See a Big Shift Towards More Sustainable Vehicles
The global truck industry is a dynamic and challenging environment.
Commercial road transportation accounts for a significant portion of the global carbon emissions. Vehicles operated electrically or powered by fuel cells will be the standard in future. Truck operators demand vehicles with a range in line with their use case as well as ever-lower vehicle operating and repair costs. Finding drivers will continue to be challenging and vehicle comfort will continue to be an important aspect in recruitment. Sika, as an automotive supplier and partner to the global truck industry, provides a range of state of the art technology solutions to assist truck manufacturers to make the best vehicles, with Sika your vehicles get lighter and thus have a longer range. Longer lasting and more cost effective in production.
Sika Solutions for Heavy Truck
Sika Solutions for Heavy Truck
Manufacturers of heavy trucks face daily challenges to reduce costs, improve efficiency and increase innovation. Manufacturer as well as truck operator require and demand reliability and durability in combination with continuous reduction of vehicle production and operating cost.
We Help you to Improve your Vehicles and Assembly Processes
Paint Shop and Weld Shop Solutions
SikaPower® structural adhesives and sealants are easy to combine with other joining technologies. Flexibility, durability and a reduction in the number of spot welding points are just some of the advantages provided by these products.
Sikaflex® sealing solutions are easy to use one-component, humidity curing formulations which provide excellent tooling properties and help substantially reduce the risk of corrosion, water ingress and standing water.
Noise, Vibration and Harshness Systems
SikaBaffle® solutions use lightweight, preshaped, molded, extruded and die-cut parts within the primary body structure to effectively block common noise transmission paths. SikaBaffle® product families include thermoplastic and elastomeric-based formulations. They are designed to be heat activated and expanded inside vehicle body cavities.
Sikagard® spray on technology is a unique, spray applied damping and protecting solution designed to minimize interior noise. It exhibit excellent sound deadening and stone chip resistance together with outstanding workability characteristics.
Assembly of Exterior Parts / Assembly of SMC and Composite Parts (Tier 1)
The right thermoset composite bonding solutions can lead to significant gains in production efficiency and capacity.Since thermoset plastic parts often combine a painted class A surface with a stiffening element, excessive curing times for structural adhesives tend to create unnecessary production bottlenecks.
Sikaflex® can also be combined with Sika’s proprietary SikaBooster® and PowerCure® technologies to provide rapid full cure for applications requiring fast assembly speeds.
SikaFast® Acrylic adhesives are two-part adhesives that provide excellent bond strength and durability. SikaPower® Epoxy adhesives come in two-part adhesives and cure upon mixing the two components. They generally have the highest strength and overall performance.
SikaForce® two component Polyurethane adhesives are relatively flexible when cured, and therefore tend to have excellent impact resistance and good adhesion to most plastics.
Glass Bonding and Glass Replacement
Sikaflex® materials are capable of retaining the glass in position following installation, allowing for elimination of secondary clips, fixings and tape. Our products can also provide low electrically conductive properties for elimination of galvanic corrosion/antenna signal loss.
The Sikaflex® Booster and PowerCure range offers ultimate solutions for OEMs seeking excellent mechanical properties with the shortest possible full cure time and provides the opportunity to have the same system accelerated from line application to repair.
The need to accommodate an increasing mix of materials makes it imperative for suppliers of interior components to have access to flexible manufacturing processes. Our vast experience as a supplier of interior bonding solutions enables us to offer technologies for lamination, flocking and assembly.
Our technologies facilitate improved design processes that deliver superior design and comfortable, attractive soft-feel surfaces, without compromising on design processing and technical requirements for sustainability and low emissions, easy application, and short cycle times.
Batteries and Electrical Powertrain
Drawing on our 100+ year old heritage and vast range of products and solutions serving all leading global markets, Sika is committed to addressing the needs of new energy vehicles. The electrification of our industry presents significant opportunities, especially in the form of sustainability initiatives.
With these opportunities come new challenges with the electric powertrain, and we are well positioned to solve them with Sika expertise, focused not just on a specific application, substrates, and functionality requirements of the material used for assembly, but also in value added vehicle performance and assembly techniques.
Sika solutions address the requirements that come with the complexities of the electric powertrain – from sealing and bonding applications, thermal management to fire protection. We serve as a catalyst in the path towards global electric mobility transformation.