Pioneering the possibilities

Innovation drives growth and sustainability

Since the early days of Sika, continuous innovation has been the key driver of the company's successful growth strategy. Sika innovates to reduce the environmental footprint, to increase the efficiency of products and solutions along the entire value chain, and thus responds to the market demand for sustainable solutions. Implementing life-cycle thinking into practice from product development to application at customer’s site marks Sika's aim to move away from being a mere product supplier to a provider of innovative solutions which enhance the efficiency, durability, and aesthetic appeal of buildings, infrastructure, and installations. The integrated concepts and solutions address the entire life cycle of a built structure, from initial construction and maintenance through refurbishment or expansion to deconstruction. Sika’s sustainable solutions include a product portfolio which is supplemented by services, tools, and reference projects to quantify the sustainability performance. Quantifiable data on solutions provide evidence about the promised value.

Increasing customer benefit and reducing environmental impact

The contribution of Sika’s solutions with regard to sustainability megatrends is evaluated from a life-cycle perspective along the value chain. Sika designs, improves, promotes, and sells products, systems, and project-specific solutions by taking systematically into account aspects of sustainable construction and transportation, e.g. energy, resource, and material efficiency.

The sustainability profile of products, systems, and services is closely linked to their excellent performance. Sika stands for products which are technically superior, user-friendly, and sustainable during their life span from application to deconstruction. Sika’s products are designed for long-term use, providing more value and causing less impact than comparable alternative products over their life cycle.

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Ögni Gold Project, Austria

SIKA ROOF SOLUTION FOR SMART CAMPUS IN VIENNA

The Austrian energy distributor Wiener Netze in Vienna was striving for a high-quality and long-lasting roofing solution with a good environmental profile which is confirmed by Environmental Product Declarations (EPD), helping to achieve the desired green building certificate.  

FAST CURING BRIDGE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM
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FAST CURING BRIDGE WATERPROOFING SYSTEM, GERMANY

Using an innovative fast curing system for concrete decks, Sika Germany GmbH offers a solution which saves time, money and emissions.

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PACKAGING WASTE REDUCTION

SAFELITE® (BELRON®), USA

The replacement of aluminum cartridges with customized unipacks for Automotive Aftermarket will reduce the annual packaging waste by 164 tons, helping to fulfill Safelite®’s green initiatives.

 

LCS Optiroc, Sika
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Sustainable Mortars by LCS Optiroc, Singapore

DESIGNED FOR IMPROVED RESOURCE EFFICIENCY, SINGAPORE

The LCS sustainable mortar line includes a range of cementitious plaster, tile adhesives, and floor screeds which contain 20% less cement compared to products with a similar performance and reduce the Carbon Footprint by at least 15%.  

Sika Flooring Solution for an "innovation Factory", Germany
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Flooring Solution for an "innovation Factory", Germany

CONDUCTIVE INDUSTRIAL FLOORING SOLUTION, IGERSHEIM, GERMANY

The new building of Wittenstein AG was certified by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) with a DGNB (pre-) certificate in Gold. Sikafloor-161, Sikafloor-220 W Conductive and Sikafloor-262 AS N have a positive impact on the indoor air quality. Measurements after the installation showed that all requirements concerning emissions of the products were met.

 

Sikafloor®-21 PurCem
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Sikafloor®-21 PurCem for HABOM Hangar, Turkey

The Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center (HABOM) of Turkish Airlines has been built in Istanbul, Turkey, with a total area of 40’000m2. Sika offered a Sikafloor®-21 PurCem flooring system specification.

LEED Silver Project, Slovakia
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Leed Silver project, Slovakia

SIKA SOLUTIONS FOR ROOFING, WATERPROOFING AND FLOORING

First multifunctional building complex in Slovakia with LEED Silver certificate.

  • Roofing: Sikaplan®-15G, Sikaplan®- SGmA
  • Waterproofing: Sikaplan®-1100 15HL, Sika Dilatec®,SikaSwell®
  • Flooring: Sikafloor® SynTop-2, Sikafloor® ProSeal-W, Sika CarDeck Elastic I, Sikafloor® PurCem-20, Sikafloor®-264, Sikafloor®-156
Reduction of Argos' Carbon footprint, Colombia

PRODUCTION PLANTS IN COLOMBIA

The cement and concrete producer Argos was seeking cost optimization of concrete mixes in all main plants in colombia. Sika’s Viscocrete technology enabled the introduction of a paste volume optimization program throughout Argos’ plants thus reducing cement and water content per cubic meter concrete by 17%. Argos’ annual carbon footprint was reduced by 109,000 metric tons of CO₂ which corresponds to the electricity consumption of 500,000 inhabitants in Bogota D.C.

Energy and CO₂ savings, Spain
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Energy and CO₂ savings, Spain

SUPERMARKET IN GIRONA

An international food discounter chain opted for a highly-durable, long-lasting roofing system for its store in Girona. The customer decided for a Sika solution with an energy savings potential of 50% over time by reduced cooling compared to mainstream competitive technologies.

Recycling partnership with Target, USA
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Recycling partnership with Target, USA

DEPARTMENT STORE OLATHE, KANSAS

In 2007 Sika partnered with the US department store “Target” to recycle old PVC membranes from re-roofing projects across the US and replacing them by a new Sika roofing solution. More than 1,300 tons of old roofing membranes have been recycled by Sika and converted into new roofing membranes. The partnership supports Target’s efforts to eventually become a zero-waste company and to achieve their sustainability goals through increased material efficiency.

LEED Platinum project Greece
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LEED Platinum project Greece

SIKA SOLUTIONS FROM ROOF TO BASEMENT

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) in Athens, a EUR 560 million investment, has been the first LEED platinum project of such a scale in Greece. The Sika solutions for this ambitious project encompass products and services from roof to basement. They comply with all LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) requirements and the VOC budget of the project, helping the customer to achieve this ambitious green-building certificate.

Sika Roof: Sarnafil TS 77-18 SR

Frutinter is a Spanish fruit growing and distributor company which planned a new building to process fruits in Castellón (ES). Based on the Sarnafil TS 77-15 membrane, Sika Spain was offering a roofing system for the 11’000 m2 project to convince the customer to replace it by Sarnafil TS 77-18 SR, for its high reflectivity and longer durability properties.

Sika Roof MTC for MANSION, South Africa
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Sika Roof MTC for MANSION, South Africa

SIKA ROOFING FOR MEYERSDAL ECO ESTATE, ALBERTON

Being a residential Eco Estate, the main focus was to construct the new mansion in the estate and make it as sustainable as possible. Architects, engineers and contractors were all involved to create the best sustainable solution. Providing product solutions to Waterproof all the interior and exterior walls, the roof and the garage roof: Sikalastic Concrete Primer, Sikalastic 601 (roof), Sikalastic 602 (garden), Sikalastic Reemat, Sikalastic 621 (roof) and Sikalastic 622 (garden) as well as Sikalastic Metal Primer. Sikaflex Pro 2HP - was used to seal around all the windows and doors.