April 2, 2017 - General Transportation

Adhesive and Sealant Use in Specialty Vehicles

With a diverse range of sectors, the specialty vehicle market plays an important role in today’s society. From parcel carriers and refrigerated vans to fire trucks and military transportation, specialty vehicles help keep our world moving forward.

As a result, it’s important that these vehicles are manufactured using quality products. Using the proper adhesives and sealants can go a long way in ensuring vehicle longevity and durability.

Take a look at certain applications that require adhesives and sealants and smart products for them.

Windshield Bonding:

While the quality of the glass is important, the sealant used to bond the glass to the vehicle body arguably plays a greater role in its durability. For example, if the incorrect product is used, it could cause significant problems in the event of an accident. Additionally, it may not hold sufficient noise and vibration dampening properties, impeding driver concentration.

Composite Panel Bonding:

Composites are seeing an increased use in specialty vehicle manufacturing. In addition to making vehicles lighter weight, and therefore more fuel efficient, composite panels also improve durability and enhance design options. Adhesives offer an improved way to bond over traditional mechanical fasteners. This is because adhesives:

  • Offer a uniform, consistent bond throughout the material
  • Have the capability to bond to a range of substrates

Door Sealing:

Sealants are used on weatherstripping applications for specialty vehicles. They help protect the specialty vehicle cabin from any external infiltration, such as water, making the ride more comfortable for drivers.

Smart Adhesives and Sealants for Specialty Vehicles

Bostik offers innovative adhesives and sealants for various specialty vehicle applications. For example, our line of silyl modified polymer products recently received the Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award for their innovative formulation and capabilities. These products provide:

  • Primerless adhesion
  • High green strength
  • Isocyanate and solvent-free
  • Lightweight

As a result, they work well for specialty vehicle assembly. For more information on Bostik’s specialty vehicle products, call 800-7-BOSTIK.

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