Sika develops and markets numerous admixtures and additives for use in concrete, cement and mortar production. These products enhance specific properties of the fresh or hardened material, such as workability, durability, or early and final strength.
The demand for admixtures and additives is currently on the rise, particularly due to the increased performance requirements placed on concrete, cement and mortar and the growing use of alternative cementitious materials in cement, mortar and concrete production.
Sika’s wide-ranging portfolio includes top-class elastic sealing and bonding solutions to meet all job site needs. The growing demand in this market is fueled by the sharper focus on energy efficient building envelopes, the ever greater variety of materials used in construction, the increasing volume of high-rise projects and the growing significance of health, safety and environmental issues.
Sika serves the markets automobile construction, commercial vehicle industry (structural bonding, direct glazing, acoustic systems, reinforcing systems), automotive aftermarket (car glass replacement, car body repair), renewable energies (solar and wind), and facade engineering (structural glazing, sealing of insulating glass units). The increasing market penetration of Sika technologies is noticeable in the commercial vehicle manufacturing and automotive aftermarket sectors. In the car-making industry there is a growing demand for products that enable the design of lightweight vehicles.