Adhesive and Sealant Solutions for the Rolling Stock Industry
Bostik, a wholly owned subsidiary of Total, is a leading provider of innovative bonding and sealing solutions for the automotive, aerospace, marine and mass transit (railway, bus and coach) industries. Bostik offers a wide range of solutions to meet the complexity of safety standards in mass transit, and customers and suppliers around the globe can depend on Bostik’s technical expertise.
Bostik works closely with its customers to understand their needs, from the early development and engineering phases of vehicle design to customer support during on-site production. Bostik has also partnered with leading scientific institutes, delivering durability and reliability.
Significant numbers of people rely daily on mass transit vehicles that have an average life span of several decades. Manufacturers have a great responsibility to design safe and reliable means of transportation, and both manufacturers and suppliers must have a long term vision.
Reliability and safety through engineered adhesives and sealants (DIN6701 and CEN/TS45545)
Bostik tests its adhesives according to standard industrial requirement DIN6701. The DIN6701 norm focuses on the behaviour of adhesively bonded joints before and after aging and gives railway manufacturers better means to optimise their designs.
Anticipating developments in the field of fire resistance, Bostik also offers products that meet Hazard Level 3, smoke and toxicity, requirements according to the European CEN/TS45545 standard that will soon replace the current standards. These products prevent outside fires from spreading to the inside of a vehicle and prevent inside fires from spreading quickly within a vehicle.
Elastic adhesives and sealants for the railway industry, high performance with easy to use products
The Simson range of products consists of elastic adhesives and sealants based on Silyl Modified Polymers (SMP) that excel in temperature resistance, UV resistance and durability under difficult environmental circumstances.
The versatility of the products enables a wide range of applications with a limited number of products using a simple process. Glass bonding, sealing, bonding of floor systems, panels and strips in interior as well as exterior applications are performed by different manufacturers all over the world with these products.
Bostik’s Simson products also help reduce the use of solvents in the bonding process. The wide adhesion spectrum of many different materials, including plastics like polycarbonate, reduces vehicle weight.