Light rail vehicles are produced throughout the world using Bostik adhesives and sealants. Due to the great balance of strength, flexibility, and adhesion, many manufacturers can only use Bostik adhesives to bond the composite panels to the car frame, with no screws or fasteners employed.
Bostik adhesives and sealants form a very durable, elastomeric waterproof seal, as well as bonding strength. Some of these industrial adhesive products offer excellent UV resistance and will not shrink, chalk, or crack over time. In most cases, surface pretreatment is not required; this translates to a reduction in production time, costs, and environmental/VOC concerns. All Bostik adhesives and sealants are easy to use, easy to sand and paint (except 9732), non-gassing products that stand up to the harshest environments.
Bostik has an adhesive or sealant for a wide variety of light rail vehicle applications. And in many of these applications, you can choose from a few different rail vehicle adhesive products, with options offering good/better/best properties.
The Bostik industrial application product line offers four different technologies based on moisture-cure chemistry (polyurethane, SPS, SMP, and silicone). These products vary in strength, flexibility, UV resistance, and skin/open time.
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