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NEWS ADHESIVES

The versatility of Sika adhesives

Sika prides itself on innovation and the production of high performance adhesives used in the construction industry and offer a range of products that deliver targeted results for the homeowner’s diverse needs. Bonding falls into three distinct

impact. It reduces noise transmission,

categories:

resists thermal deformation and

1 Elastic bonding is required when the two surfaces to be bonded will be exposed to high stress or

prevents deformation or damage to the substrates being bonded. As with most of Sika’s renowned

movements. This elasticity enables

products which offer multiple

the adhesives to perform several

benefits, many of its bonding

solutions that ensure an efficient and

applications also include sealing

high-performance installation. Elastic

functions. For example, when bonding

bonding accommodates movement

roof gutters, the user can expect that

between similar and variable materials

the adhesive will bond, offer flexibility

while absorbing vibration and resisting

and seal the pieces together.

For multipurpose bonding

giving you the freedom to walk

and sealing applications Sikaflex

away with confidence that the object

is the ideal product.

will stay in place. This adhesive is convenient, safe and efficient.

· Sikaflex-11FC+ is a fast curing joint

· Sika MaxTack is a water-based high-

sealant and multipurpose adhesive,

strength grab adhesive for bonding

ideal for sealing in metal and

building materials indoors and in

wood construction and ventilation

sheltered outdoor areas. It has

construction.

strong adhesion on porous materials

Sikaflex Crystal Clear is a transparent adhesive and sealant

such as concrete, mortar, cement, wood and painted substrates.

that can be used on most surfaces including metal, glass, concrete,

3 Rigid bonding is needed when

plaster, wood, painted enamel,

connecting the same or different

polyester and plastics

substrates together, which have

· Sikaflex High Tack is suitable

to transmit static and dynamic

for bonding most construction

loads throughout the life cycle.

materials over different surfaces,

Ensuring a uniform and consistent

even on damp concrete. Use it for

system is essential. The benefits of

bonding wood boards, mouldings,

rigid adhesives are unique stress

panel bonding, ceramic tiles or roof

distribution and no attack of the

tiles to bricks, stones, ceramics,

structural integrity.

various metals, concrete, hard PVC,

· Sikadur-AP is an all-purpose epoxy

timber and many other surfaces.

adhesive paste that is used for general bonding and patching of a wide variety

2 Semi-elastic bonding is for jobs

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of materials. It can be applied to damp

that require a robust adhesive that

surfaces and is ideal for vertical and

will cure without additional fixing,

overhead applications.

// BONDING FALLS IN THREE CATEGORIES: ELASTIC, SEMI-ELASTIC AND RIGID BONDING //

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