Sika offers a wide range of high-performance and durable sealants, tapes, spray foams and elastic adhesives for the building envelope, for interior finishing and for infrastructure construction. Typical applications include the sealing of movement joints between facade elements to make buildings weatherproof, the bonding of wood floors to reduce noise or the sealing of joints in airport aprons.
The growing demand in this market is fueled by an increasing awareness of the importance of high-performance sealants for the overall durability and energy efficiency of buildings, the increasing volume of high-rise projects and the continued replacement of mechanical fastening systems by adhesives due to better performance.
Fire protection solutions are gaining importance on a global level due to urbanization, enhanced awareness and new regulations. Sika has launched a new product range of fire rated sealants. In case of fire within buildings smoke and heat will spread through penetrations and joints endangering residents and blocking escape paths. Fire protection solutions from SikaSeal penetrations and joints and help retain fire and smoke to where they occur for a certain time, allowing inhabitants to exit the building safely. Sika fire rated products and systems comply with the most relevant standards (Australian standards, EN, ETAG, UL, ASTM) in order to ensure the highest fire resistance.