Henkel and Brabus strengthen windscreen bond

For maximum occupant protection, today’s premium independent aftermarket requires high-performance adhesives and sealants for replacing windscreens capable of withstanding higher wind loads, reinforcing torsional stiffness and increasing occupant safety.

Independent high-performance tune, Brabus, has turned to adhesives partner Henkel for what it needs to secure advanced windscreen installations on its demanding ‘supercar’ transformations and classic car restorations.

This includes Terson windscreen adhesives and the Terson Bond Windscreen Adhesive Application System. Henkel claims to offer the one-stop pre-treatment and application package, featuring a cutting tool, cleaner, primer, adhesive and equipment, to bodyshops and car workshops to support easy and efficient windscreen replacement.

As windscreens have progressed from simple glazing applications to integrated structural and safety-relevant parts of the vehicle body, direct glazing adhesives must meet a wider range of performance requirements – from the essential flexibility to absorb vibrations, and a leak-proof seal to the structural reinforcement, to the occupant protection required in advanced, modern car designs.

Matthias Biegel, technology and segment engineer at Henkel, says: “Through our long-standing, close relationship with Brabus, we are constantly evolving Henkel’s adhesives portfolio to meet their advancing needs.

“In addition to the very important processing properties, the safety of the occupants is a key priority for us. That is why we do not only test our premium windscreen adhesives under standard conditions.

“All premium adhesives are also tested and evaluated with the Henkel standard test under significantly higher loads to ensure maximum occupant protection and provide an extra layer of confidence to our customers.”

Henkel says its Terson Bond Windscreen Adhesive Application System supports a more efficient workflow for windscreen removal and replacement in workshops.

According to the company. it offers a complete toolbox of support and enables the work to be carried out by only one operator. New cartridge labelling has been added to each product to make the system even easier to select and to use.=

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