Agricultural and Construction Vehicles

Agricultural and Construction Vehicles

Cabin Bonding and Sealing before Paint

Manufacturers of agricultural and 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.

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.

Trim Shop Bonding and Sealing

Recent years have seen a dramatic improvement in the styling and appearance of construction and agricultural vehicles. The installation of air-conditioning and higher interior trim levels are clear indicators of such changes in overall vehicle sophistication. The use of thermoset composites and thermoplastic materials is now common for such applications, and has enabled significant improvement in vehicle styling and aerodynamic behaviour.

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.

Ancillary Products

Surface pretreatment agents are used to improve adhesion of sealants and adhesives onto various substrates