Desmodur® and Desmophen® for innovative solar car solutions
Team Sonnenwagen Aachen e. V., a group of students from RWTH Aachen and FH Aachen, is developing a solar-powered car to compete in the world’s toughest solar race — the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge — in October 2019.
Substrates such as metals, composites and high-performance plastics are used to build lightweight vehicles. The Sonnenwagen is no exception.
The SikaForce® range of adhesives enabled us to reliably build our Sonnenwagen solar car.
PU-based adhesives perfectly fit the innovative concepts for the future of mobility. The Sonnenwagen project ideally demonstrates what role our adhesives can play in the future.
SikaForce® 2K PU adhesives based on Desmodur® and Desmophen® from Covestro are ideal for the complex substrates in the Sonnenwagen and other lightweight vehicles with carbon fiber and plastic parts. In this case, various adhesives - ranging from flexible to highly structurally elasticized products - will deliver high material and adhesive performance.
Sika, Covestro and Team Sonnenwagen are showing how 2K PU adhesives can turn lightweight car concepts into a reality.