One and multi-component adhesives, as well as reactive hot melts for insulating sandwich panels used on refrigerated / rigid-sided trailers and caravans.

Laminating Adhesives for Insulation Panel Production

Users and owners of refrigerated trucks, caravans, and motorhomes require energy-efficient, lightweight and durable vehicle bodies. At the same time, manufacturers need to optimize their build rate and produce consistently high-quality sandwich elements for their construction. Whether it is for the production of sandwich panels, or body assembly, Sika is a partner to the global refrigerated truck-trailer, caravan, and motorhome manufacturing industry.

Sika’s global expertise combined with the local technical service provides commercial transport and sandwich panel manufacturers optimal and state-of-the-art solutions for individual challenges.

SikaForce 3C lamination adhesive technology

"SikaForce® 3C laminating adhesive technology enabled increasing the output of our insulating panel production output by 30%. The combination of two different A-components, one fast curing, and one slow curing, and a hardener allowed us to maintain our output regardless of ambient workshop temperature or the complexity of the panel. Using the optimal curing speed for each layer of the sandwich panel cut the press time significantly, while maintaining the required open time."

Sika as the Customer’s Strategic Partner for Sandwich Panel Production

Sika’s global team of experts supports you in defining the ideal bonding process and equipment as well as in selecting the optimal adhesive. We operate application centers for large scale testing and evaluation of the ideal application method. Our extensive portfolio of laminating adhesive technologies allows customized solutions for specific open time and press time requirements for automatic or manual application.

Rely on Sika – starting from the conception phase to production, anywhere in the world.
Increased production speed
Reduced cleaning and maintenance
Increased adhesive utilization

Process Optimization for Caravan and Motorhome Sandwich Panel Production

SikaMelt® reactive hot-melt adhesives allow the fastest production speed for caravan and motorhome insulating panels. SikaMelt® reactive hot-melt technology is highly durable and withstands high service temperature. They have good adhesion to insulating foam cores as well as to composite or aluminum sheets.

  • Fast setting hot melt adhesive
  • High heat resistance throughout service life
  • Low processing temperature

Durability of Vehicle

Durable and efficient assembly of insulating panels to truck bodies with SikaForce® and Sikaflex® adhesive technologies ensure structural integrity and high durability thanks to its unique fatigue performance.  

SikaForce® polyurethane adhesives bond without use of a primer to a wide range of substrates used in the trailer industry. They are ideal for large bonding area

  • Ideal for large bond area
  • Primerless to a range of bonding substrates used in trailer production
  • Fast cure adhesive technology

Process Optimization with SikaForce® 3C Polyurethane Adhesive

SikaForce® 3C laminating adhesives allow optimal panel production speed, regardless of the workshops ambient temperature and complexity of the panels being produced. The use of two different A-components, one fast curing, and one slow curing, in combination with hardener allows adjusting the reaction speed of the laminating adhesive to maintain our output regardless of ambient workshop temperature or the complexity of the panel. It allows selecting the optimal curing speed for each layer of the sandwich panel and to cut the press time significantly, while maintaining the required working time.

  • Real time adjustment of curing speed
  • Different speed for each layer of the sandwich panel
  • Production output is independent of workshop temperature

Sika’s Experts Provide Assistance to Benefit your Business

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Global Support

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