Structural Bonding

Benefits that go Beyond the Bond

Structural bonding is the most effective joining technique employed in the body shop. Car manufacturers around the world rely on SikaPower® adhesives for a broad range of applications. In addition to proven high-performance joining – with similar mixed metal or mixed meterial surfaces – SikaPower® delivers a long list of performance and process benefits, including increased car body stiffness, excellent oil absorption and wash-out resistance, long-term corrosion resistance, long shelf-life and a reduction in the number of spot weld points required.

SikaPower® structural adhesives lower overall car weight and manufacturing cost while significantly increasing mechanical and fatigue performance.

Application

  • Full car body structures
  • Mixed-material bonding
  • Hem-flange bonding

Benefits

  • Can be applied with standard cold or warm pumping equipment
  • Lower warranty cost – excellent aging durability
  • Increased car body stiffness – high E-modulus and Tg
  • Cost saving – reduction of spot welding points
  • Excellent wash-out performance
  • Minimized maintenance efforts and excellent shelf life

 

SikaPower® cold pumpable adhesives have the superior performance needed for automotive structural applications, especially in the area of wash-out resistance.

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