Construction Vehicles

Driving Growth with New Technologies

Construction vehicle users across the globe require vehicles capable of withstanding harsh climatic conditions while providing outstanding reliability and greater levels of user comfort. A safe and secure working environment for the vehicle operator is a priority today. In order to meet such challenges, designers must constantly find solutions that enable manufacturers to accelerate their build times, increase vehicle safety / strength and the longevity of the product.

Sika, as the partner to the global agricultural and construction 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.

Construction Vehicles

Cabin Bonding and Sealing before Paint

Manufacturers of construction vehicles use different processes in the production and assembly of the cabin structure. Corrosion protection and a perfect final paint finish must be completed early in the vehicle assembly process. The vehicle structure should demonstrate high strength and maximum durability in order to ensure optimum operator / user safety.
Sika provides a range of material technologies ideally suited to such challenging and diverse environments. SikaPower body shop adhesives and sealants are heat curing products based on one and two component epoxy hybrid technology. They 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 this sealing and bonding technology. Sikaflex sealants and adhesives provide high performance elastic assembly and sealing within an easy-to-use one-component formulation for low bake condition. Sikaflex hot cure (HC) polyurethane adhesives and sealants cure rapidly by exposure to heat in the paint shop. SikaFast two-component adhesives combine low surface preparation and high tensile strength with rapid de-jigging and full cure.

Direct Glazing and Open Joint Sealing

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.

Trim Shop Bonding and Sealing

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.

Structural Bonding of Doors and Closures

Doors, motor hoods and other parts of the finished vehicle must fulfil the same requirements as the primary cabin structure. Fast assembly of a high-strength structure and use metal or structural composite material is required. 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 and endeavours. SikaPower support the manufacturing of welding reduced parts, simply use the e-coat and paint process to fix it. SikaFast provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. SikaForce demonstrate high strength, good flexibility and are capable of curing at room or elevated temperatures. Sikaflex adhesives and sealants provide a high-performance elastic assembly within an easy-to-use one-component formulation.