Rail

Leading Innovation in a Dynamic Industry

The global rail market is a dynamic mixture of demanding and highly challenging environments. Rail vehicle manufacturers expect improvements in manufacturing processes, repair solutions and innovation in vehicle design in order to compete. Rail operators need designs that offer higher safety levels for passengers, increased reliability to reduce operating costs and provision of a comfortable, reliable and efficient service.
Sika provides state-of-the-art technological solutions that assist rail vehicle manufacturers and operators in meeting weight reduction and vehicle emission targets for their vehicles. As a global partner to our customers, we at Sika are able to offer precise, local solutions quickly, ensuring truly first class order handling, delivery, application development and technical and commercial support. As a specialty company for chemical products, we at Sika concentrate on our core competencies: Bonding, Sealing, Damping and Reinforcing.

Solutions for Rail

Direct Glazing

For more than 20 years, Sika has been providing rail OEM and sub supplier assembly lines with adhesive and sealant solutions for direct glazing and sealing.

Exterior Component Bonding and Sealing

Rail vehicle manufacturers face complex and varied challenges in the design and assembly of the roof and mask systems for modern rail vehicles. High speeds, harsh environments and aerodynamic structural stresses within the vehicle have to be accommodated when selecting the correct adhesive solution.

Interior Component Bonding

Modern rail vehicle interiors need high durability and service life expectancy in order to meet the day-to-day requirements of transporting large numbers of people in comfort and safety. Rail vehicle operators demand high performance and reliability from their rolling stock to reduce down time and remain competitive.

Interior Sealing and Fire Resistant Applications

The finish and integrity of a rail vehicle is crucial to its long-term durability. A robust, watertight seal protects sensitive components such as wiring looms, vital electronic equipment and other systems situated beneath the floor and behind interior panels.

Floor Bonding

Modern rail vehicles require the use of a number of high performance flooring materials during manufacture to ensure travelling comfort, lower vibration and better sound damping in service. Sika has formulated a range of elastic solutions for floor bonding that enable these and other benefits to be delivered to the customer.