Windshield Bonding

Leading Solutions for highest Safety and Comfort

Since the early 1980’s, Sika has been a series supplier and development partner to the automotive OEM industry. The knowledge we have acquired in this partnership also flows into the products we offer for the automotive aftermarket business. Over the years we have continuously strengthened our expertise and become the leading brand for windshield adhesives. Based on our competencies as a leading OEM supplier we provide a comprehensive portfolio for sealing and bonding, noise damping and protective coating applications in the car body repair market. Innovation, performance, reliability and ease of use make Sika products the number one choice for auto glass and body shop professionals all around the world.

 

Safety without compromise: Advanced Sika SDAT standard

Sika is the one and only adhesive manufacturer worldwide using a 95th percentile crash test dummy. Due to the use of a heavier dummy, our tests can cover a higher percentage of people worldwide.  With Sika, you are on the high road to safety.

Sika is the pioneer in Safe Drive-Away Time (SDAT): we continuously monitor market developments, simulating and modeling our solutions in order to provide the safest conditions for vehicle drivers and occupants in every situation. Meeting the requirements of national and international law is not enough for Sika. We always want to go one step further. We always test our Sika Safe Drive-Away Time under more severe conditions than the FMVSS 212 standard requires. This makes your auto glass business, and your customer’s life, a bit safer than safe.

 

Outperforming requirements

Optimizing is our business, not only with regard to our total competence but also in terms of our testing standards. The 1976 FMVSS 212 standard utilizes a 50th percentile dummy, which is designed to represent about half of the adult male population. When we introduced our first crash test standards we were considering low seatbelt use rates due to missing legal requirements in the US and some other countries. These days use of seatbelts is enforced by law and most modern cars will sound an alert if occupants aren’t belted.


At Sika we decided to improve our testing standard and started to utilize a taller and heavier 95th percentile dummy, covering significantly more people and therefore more of your potential customers, in addition we started to belt our crash test dummies. The combination of the 95th percentile dummy with seatbelts is as critical as our old standard but comes much closer to reality.

 

Sika's Testing Conditions