Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 100 countries around the world and manufactures in over 300 factories. Its more than 25,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 8.1 billion in 2019. At the end of 2019 Sika won the Swiss Technology Award for a ground-breaking new adhesive technology.
In fixed and moving objects, damping reduces vibrations of all wavelengths, resulting in fewer reverberations and noise emissions in load-bearing structures and cavities. Noise in vehicle interiors, for example – whether in a car, a bus or a cruise ship – is silenced, and comfort increases significantly.
Reinforcing bolsters the carrying capacity of statically or dynamically stressed load-bearing structures in a targeted manner, from lightweight window frames to crash-resistant automotive bodies to imposing concrete bridges. Solutions for reinforcing fortify existing and optimize new load-bearing structures.
Bonding joins different materials permanently, elastically and securely. Vehicles, windows, and even concrete elements of several tons for bridges are bonded using new processes. Sika bonding technologies increase the safety of end products and enable greater freedom of design. These applications also optimize the manufacturing process by reducing cycle times.
Sealing minimizes the flow of gases and liquids between cavities and interstices as well as the dissemination and transfer of heat or cold. Immense flat roofs, complicated tunnel constructions, easily damageable water reservoirs and sophisticated façades are durably impervious to wind and rain, resistant to temperature, age and vibration. The functionality and comfort of rooms within are thereby enhanced.