Crash and structural repair

OE-Quality Bonding for the Repair Shop

Lighter weight construction, greater use of mixed materials and higher safety standards have become important drivers in vehicle design, all of which have forced manufacturers to re-think their production processes.

Body shop joining for example, has evolved from purely mechanical joining to more hybrid joining processes (like bonding with mechanical fixation) and as a result, our versatile, one-component SikaPower® adhesives have become go-to solutions for new vehicle production.

Meeting the same quality expectations in the repair shop creates additional challenges, because the same production and curing processes, controlled conditions and specialized equipment (like cataplasma ovens), can’t be transferred to the repair garage.

Utilizing extensive expertise with both two-component (2C) epoxy adhesives and one-component SikaPower® adhesives, our engineers have developed a new generation of 2C epoxy-based adhesives specifically for repair applications. These OEM-approved adhesives allow technicians to repair vehicles to OEM standards for safety, quality and life-cycle performance. They can also reduce the steps associated with traditional joining processes. As example, spot welding - or riveting can be used which reduces marking, as well as the need to disassemble the interior and fuel system.

Application

  • Engine support
  • Roof panel
  • Rear side panel
  • Bottom floor

Benefits

  • Re-install to original conditions
  • Robust and safe repair process
  • Bonding of different substrates
  • Fewer working steps
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