Henkel and BRABUS strengthen windscreen bond 22 November 2021

For maximum occupant protection, today’s premium independent aftermarket requires high performance adhesives for replacing windscreens capable of withstanding higher wind loads, reinforcing torsional stiffness and increasing occupant safety. BRABUS, the world’s largest independent high performance tuner, therefore turned to Henkel to secure advanced windscreen installations on its demanding ‘supercar’ transformations and classic car restorations.

This includes Teroson windscreen adhesives and the Teroson Bond Windscreen Adhesive Application System. Henkel offers the one stop pre treatment and application package, featuring a cutting tool, cleaner, primer, adhesive and equipment, to bodyshop's and car workshops to support easy and efficient windscreen replacement.

“BRABUS is committed to pushing performance to the next level. We have been partnering with Henkel for a number of years because we trust Teroson to reliably support our conversions and re-assemblies in significantly exceeding the driving performance capabilities of production vehicles. The innovative adhesives and application system ensure windscreen fittings stand up to more demanding operating conditions and meet our specific advanced requirements,” says Sven Gramm, director of communications at BRABUS.

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 occupant protection required in advanced, modern car designs.

Matthias Biegel, technology and segment engineer at Henkel, adds: “Through our longstanding, 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 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.”

Recognising the automotive aftermarket’s increasing economic and service demands, Henkel’s Teroson bond windscreen adhesive application system supports a more efficient workflow for windscreen removal and replacement in workshops. 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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