New additions to the Sika repair mortar range offer speedier, simpler solutions to large-scale building refurbishments
Sika, the specialty chemicals company, has a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and the motor vehicle industry. Sika has subsidiaries in 97 countries around the world and manufactures in over 190 factories. With over 17,000 employees Sika generates annual sales of CHF 5.75 billion (£4.69bn).
In the UK and Ireland, it provides market-leading solutions for concrete, waterproofing, roofing, flooring, refurbishment, sealing & bonding, and industry, and has manufacturing sites in Welwyn Garden City, Preston, Leeds and Dublin with more than 700 employees and a turnover of more than £220 million.
The success and reputation of Sika is based on a long lasting tradition of innovation. At the core of the business is a focus on developing quality products and the best solutions for customers, and a prime example of this are two recent product launches, that are designed to enable largescale infrastructure refurbishment projects to be completed more quickly, simply and costeffectively.
The two innovative new products have been added to Sika’s superb repair mortar range, and both offer an range of benefits to both applicators and end users.
Suitable for use in horizontal or vertical repairs, Sika® MonoTop®- 614F is a high-quality, fast-setting pourable grout; an ideal rapidapply solution for a wide range of large-scale repair projects such as bridges, marine structures, tunnels and buildings. Generally compliant with Highways England (Agency) standards, this proven repair mortar contains shrinkage compensators and high range water-reducing agents, meeting the requirements of Class R4 of BS EN 1504-3.
Sika® MonoTop®-614F, a polymer-modified, one component solution, is capable of repair depths up to 150mm in one application, making it the superbly-practical and costeffective alternative to handapplied mortars.
For high-profile infrastructure repair projects involving bridges, overhead soffits and bridge decks where minimising down-time is a key requirement, SikaCem®-133GP Gunite, a cement-based, polymer-modified sprayable grout, offers the perfect solution. This incredibly effective and easy-toapply repair mortar is particularly suitable for use on road or rail projects where strict deadlines and penalties for over-running works programmes apply.
SikaCem®-133GP Gunite is generally compliant with Highways England (Agency) standards and meets Class R4 of BS EN 1504-3 requirements.
These latest additions to Sika’s wide-ranging and proven repair mortar offering are further evidence of the company employing the most advanced technologies, service and unique expertise for the benefit of customers and the construction industry.
Ronnie Turner, Infrastructure Manager – Refurbishment at Sika, said: “We are proud to introduce these superb repair mortars to the marketplace. Both are the result of the incredible knowledge and ingenuity of our technical and manufacturing teams. We believe Sika® MonoTop®-614F and SikaCem®-133GP Gunite will revolutionise the repair of largescale structures on account of the products’ quick and simple application.”
As a global building product manufacturer, Sika has more than 100 years’ experience in the creation of problem-solving materials, which provide the highest performance and lowest application times for the end-user.
For more information please call 01707 394444 or visit www.sika.co.uk