Truck

Body Shop

Body Shop

Truck manufacturers use a wide range of materials and processes in the assembly of the "body in white" structure within the body shop.

Sika provides a range of material technologies ideally suited to this challenging environment. SikaPower structural adhesives are easy to combine with other joining technologies. The technology is used for antiflutter, hem flange, stiff structural bonding and crash resistant applications. 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. SikaPower body shop adhesives and sealants are heat curing products based on one- and two-component polyurethane epoxy hybrid technology.

Noise, Vibration & Harshness Systems

Noise, Vibration & Harshness Systems

Truck operators and government bodies are demanding ever lower standards of interior and exterior vehicle noise. Sika has formulated two high technology solutions to facilitate significant reductions in vehicle noise.

SikaBaffle is a pre-shaped molded thermoplastic or extruded rubber based product used to significantly improve acoustic performance. SikaBaffle is inserted in the vehicle structure during body shop assembly and expands during exposure to the E-Coat/KTL oven.

SikaDamp products are twin layer lightweight acoustic pads based on butyl rubber. They are used to damp vibrations in vehicle body panels. SikaDamp pads are customized to required sizes and shapes. Sikaflex one-component polyurethane and hybrid sealants are typically applied in the trim shop and provide an excellent barrier to moisture and external noise ingress from outside the cabin.

High Roof

High Roof

Vehicle operators are demanding increased long range comfort for drivers and users. Improved interior space, lower noise, greater insulation and increased interior stowage space have facilitated development of high roof sleeper cab trucks. Sika has formulated a range of adhesive and sealant solutions to meet the requirements for assembly of the high roof to the main vehicle body.

Sikaflex provides high performance elastic assembly within an easy to use one-component formulation. Sikaflex can also be combined with Sika's proprietary Booster system to provide rapid full cure for applications requiring fast assembly speeds. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two-component methyl methacrylate and Acrylic Double Performance (ADP) structural adhesives provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation.

Direct Glazing

Direct Glazing

For over 20 years, Sika has been providing OEM assembly lines with adhesive and sealant solutions for sealing, bonding and direct glazing. Manual and automated pre-treatment options, that eliminate the need for black primers, are available to fit the needs of a variety of OEM application processes.

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 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.

Bumper Modules

Bumper Modules

Truck end users demand maximum durability from their vehicles. Day-to-day vehicle use in harsh environmental conditions is combined with tough operating conditions involving frequent low speed impacts due to parking, loading and general driving conditions.

Sika has formulated a range of specialist material for assembly of bumper system applications. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two component methyl methacrylate structural adhesive provides high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation. Both solutions provide excellent adhesion to glass fiber reinforced plastics (GRP/FRP), polyester sheet molding compound (SMC), reinforced reaction injection molded (RRIM) polyurethane, engineering thermoplastic alloys, coated steel and aluminum.

Exterior Plastic Parts

Exterior Plastic Parts

Truck designers and manufacturers are using an increasing level of thermoplastic and thermoset composite materials to construct exterior trim components. Typical applications for such materials include upper and lower grill assemblies, exterior door extensions, spoilers and side cab trim.

Sika offers a range of materials for bonding of exterior parts. Sikaflex provides high performance elastic assembly within an easy to use one component formulation. Sikaflex can also be combined with Sika's proprietary Booster system to provide rapid full cure for applications requiring fast assembly speeds. SikaForce two-component polyurethane combines high strength with good flexibility. SikaFast two-component methyl methacrylate and Acrylic Double Performance (ADP) structural adhesives provide high strength and excellent impact resistance with low surface preparation.

Interior Trim

Interior Trim

Vehicle owner operators have driven a significant increase in interior comfort and functionality in recent years, requiring the use of an increasingly diverse mix of interior plastics and fabrics.

Sika has developed several hot melt, solvent based and water based solutions to create strong adhesion to many substrates. SikaMelt, SikaTherm and SikaSense technologies are used in the lamination and bonding of a variety of interior applications including instrument panels, interior door trim, carpet, and seat assemblies.

SikaMelt provides good initial green strength and is ideal for high speed assembly operations. SikaTherm water based adhesives are high performance single- and dual-component polyurethane dispersion systems suitable for manual or automated application. SikaTherm formulations are suitable for pressure and vacuum lamination. SikaSense is a traditional solvent or water based adhesive developed for high performance pressure sensitive adhesive dispersions.