Windshield adhesives have been bonding for decades
Windshield adhesive is among the oldest bonding applications known to the automotive industry. The windshield adhesives were initially developed to keep vehicles´ windshield in place but nowadays they do much more.
Adhesives applied to and around windshields support and improve the stability of the vehicles as well as contribute to safety in the event of crash by making sure the windshield does not become detached from the frame. Additionally, the adhesives are environmentally friendly and they result in faster processes in both OEM and aftermarket applications.
Types of adhesives for windshields
Traditionally windshields are glued and sealed using polyurethane or silicone. However, the technological development now allows for smarter adhesive solutions such as silyl modified polymers and modified silane polymers. For cars, an adhesive provides sufficient bonding and sealing, but larger vehicles such as buses and agricultural machinery may require an additional sealant to protect the bond.
Silyl modified polymer windshield adhesives
Silyl modified polymer windshield adhesives exist as one and two component systems which are both easy to apply with the right equipment. The do not contain any solvents, isocyanates, halogens or silicones, which reduces their VOC close to zero.
Next to fast curing, the ultimate advantage of these windscreen adhesives is that they do not require a primer, which reduces the application time and eliminates costs of surface preparation.
Modified silane polymer windscreen adhesives
When one solution for multiple substrates is sought, modified silane polymer adhesives are a considerable option. They adhere well to materials such as wood, plastic, metal and composite materials. MS polymers are also extremely resistant to the elements and remain flexible at all times.
Modified silane polymers are used in windscreen adhesives because they combine beneficial properties of other materials such as acrylates, urethanes, silicone and butyl rubber. They are easy and fast to apply and speed up the process remarkable thanks to their fast curing ability.
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