Hem Flange Bonding

Flexible Application Options

Sika offers a broad range of SikaPower® products for hem flange bonding. Although typically used with hang-in parts, the inclusion of glass beads also makes SikaPower® products suitable for use in body structures. The advantage of the glass beads includes “zero gap” avoidance, which leads to better adhesion, mechanical performance, aging and corrosion properties. Depending on the customer requirements and processes, glass spheres of different sizes can be integrated into the SikaPower® product range.

SikaPower® hem flange adhesives are applied using bead, fine jet nozzles or swirl/e-swirl applications, with the type of application dependent on technical, hemming and production process requirements.

Applications

  • Hang-on parts
  • Car body structures
  • Mixed-material bonding

Benefits

  • Increased hang-on part stiffness and crash durability
  • Gap control of hemming and body structure area
  • Pre-curable by induction, infrared or oven heating
  • Excellent durability and corrosion performance
  • Superior wash-out resistance (both warm- and cold-pumpable structural bonding adhesives)
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