Demand: sustainable systems for mobility and transport
Performance: systems for vehicle construction

Lightweight construction is the future. If an automobile is 100 kg lighter, it consumes per 100 km driven 0.3 liters less fuel and emits 700 grams fewer of carbon dioxide. Structural adhesives from Sika help manufacturers of cars, trucks, busses or railcars to reduce vehicle weight by making deployment of lighter materials such as carbon fiber reinforced plastics possible.

Only bonding of such materials with adhesives to steel or aluminum ensures an adequate joint. And in order that weight reduction does not endanger safety, SikaReinforcer® materials with their polymer basis strengthen the body of a vehicle in place of steel.