Demand for limited Resources
Worldwide consumption of fuels such as crude oil, coal and natural gas, and other resources such as water, iron ore and cement is constantly rising, driven by population growth and greater purchasing power. Yet these resources are limited. Their extraction is becoming increasingly expensive or is negatively impacting the climate. The efficient and purposeful use of these resources is one of the greatest challenges to future growth.
- Sika’s concrete admixtures for high-grade concrete incorporating recycled aggregates reduce the demand for gravel
- Special seals for argon-filled insulating glass units and for bonding lighter windows improve the insulation performance of low-energy buildings
- Structural adhesives and polymer-based reinforcing components for lighter automobiles help save fuel Investments in environment and safety