Rail

Direct Glazing

Direct Glazing

For over 20 years, Sika has been providing rail assembly lines with solutions for direct glazing. Primerless pretreatment options are available to fit the needs of a variety of application processes in order to create cost savings and process simplification.

Specific Sikaflex solutions are available to suit cold, warm and hot application processes. Proprietary Sikaflex materials retain the glass in position following installation, allowing for elimination of secondary fixings and tape. The Sika Booster range provides the ultimate solution for OEM’s seeking excellent mechanical properties with the shortest possible full cure time.

Exterior Component Bonding 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. Sika offers a range of elastic bonding solutions to enable rail manufacturers to satisfy these challenging demands.

Sikaflex provides high-performance elastic assembly with easy-to-use one-component formulations. Sikaflex hybrid technology offers high performance of Sikaflex polyurethane systems combined with reduced substrate preparation and improved ecology. Sika Booster technology offers high-performance attributes of Sikaflex combined with rapid full.

Interior Component Bonding

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.

Sika has several solutions capable of providing durable elastic sealing and high performance adhesive bonding to many common substrates. Sikaflex polyurethane sealants and adhesives combine simplicity of application with excellent durability. 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.

Interior Sealing and Fire Resistant Applications

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.

Sika has several solutions capable of providing durable elastic sealing and high performance adhesive bonding to many common substrates. Sikaflex polyurethane sealants and adhesives combine simplicity of application with excellent durability. 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.

Floor Bonding

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.

Sikaflex provides high-performance elastic assembly with easy-to-use one-component formulations. Sikaflex hybrid technology offers high performance of Sikaflex polyurethane systems combined with reduced substrate preparation and improved ecology. Sika Booster technology offers high-performance attributes of Sikaflex combined with rapid full. SikaMelt and SikaSense technologies are used in the lamination and bonding of a variety of interior applications including PVC floors, carpets and interior trims.

Underbody Coating and Acoustic

Underbody Coating and Acoustic

Rail operators and government bodies are demanding ever-lower standards of interior and exterior vehicle noise. Sika offers high-technology solution to facilitate significant reductions in vehicle noise via absorption of vibration within the vehicle body.

SikaDamp products are lightweight, elastomeric, constrained layer vibration damping treatments that can be cut to any shape or size. SikaGard products can be used for interior or exterior noise damping and underbody coating with excellent sound deadening stone chip resistance.