Polyurethane Sealant/Adhesive leverages i-Cure technology.

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Weather-resistant Sikaflex®-295i UV features i-Cure® (intelligent curing) technology, which is chemical base for cross linking technology for polyurethane sealants and adhesives. Developed for use in bonding applications for polycarbonate and acrylic (PMMA) windows, this single-component polyurethane adhesive and sealant does not include any added solvents and has minimized VOC chemical base, according to US EPA Method 24.



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Sika Corporation Announces Introduction of New i-Cure® Product; Sikaflex®-295i UV



MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. -- Sika Corporation proudly announces the continued integration of its advanced i-Cure(®) Technology into our U.S. marine product line with the introduction of Sikaflex(®)-295i UV.  The term i-Cure(®) stands for "intelligent curing" and it is the chemical base for advanced cross linking technology for polyurethane sealants and adhesives.



This patented and proprietary technology base presents the next generation of elastic adhesives and sealants - providing a product that has a reduced VOC footprint and reduced isocyanates.   Sika started this transition in 2011 with Sikaflex(®)-292i and with Sikaflex(®)-290i DC in 2012.  Sika will continue to transition the remainder of our marine products in the near future.



Sikaflex(®)-295i UV is a one component weather resistant polyurethane adhesive and sealant specifically developed for use in bonding applications for polycarbonate windows and acrylic (PMMA) windows.  Some of the major benefits for the new i-Cure(®) version include no added  solvents, a significantly reduced VOC chemical base according to US EPA Method 24 and excellent weathering resistance.



The Industry Division of Sika Corporation is headquartered in Madison Heights, MI.  The company is a leading supplier of adhesives and sealants serving automotive aftermarket, automotive OES, industrial, marine, and transportation markets.  Product lines include polyurethane adhesives and sealants, hot melt adhesives, epoxies, acrylics, silicones and butyl sealants.  Specific applications for Sika adhesives and sealants are found in the appliance, automotive glass replacement, automotive OES, fenestration, HVAC, marine, metal building, and transportation industries. Visit the Sika Corporation Industry Division website at www.sikausa.com.



Sika Corporation is a supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Sika Corporation is a subsidiary of Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland. Sika generated annual sales of approximately US $5.28 billion (CHF 4.82 billion) in 2012, and has over 15,000 employees with operations in more than 76 countries. Visit the Sika Corporation website at www.sikausa.com.  Follow us on our social media channel feeds on Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube.



CONTACT: Sam Hemke, +1-248-307-2539, Fax, +1-248-577-0810, hemke.sam@us.sika.com

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