Sika, as leading global supplier of polyurethane to the construction industry, has high ethical standards and ambitious environmental and safety goals, and therefore continuously invests in R&D to find ways of reducing emissions and developing environment-and consumer-friendly construction chemicals. Now Sika launches the new i-Cure technology that will further reduce emissions to protect the natural environment and improve conditions for people producing, working and living with our products and systems.

The term i-Cure stands for “intelligent curing” and is the chemical base for the new crosslinking technology for polyurethane sealants and adhesives. It allows a combination of the best properties and excellent price/performance ratio of classic polyurethane sealant and adhesive technology, with features such as bubble free curing and very low emissions. Products based on i-Cure show that this technology has the potential to develop formulations with improved weatherability (UV stability) and lower tendency for discoloration when exposed to sunlight, compared to previous polyurethane and silane-terminated polymer based sealant and adhesive generations. The new products exhibit unsurpassed adhesion to porous and non-porous substrates and, unlike many sealants and adhesives, i-Cure sealants and adhesives are solvent-free and completely odourless. This allows Sika’s polyurethane products to meet the highest and increasingly stringent emission standards of current and upcoming regulations in many countries.

i-Cure will lift polyurethane products to a new technology platform with unprecedented performance regarding workability, durability, adhesion and ecology. Currently i-Cure technology has been implemented into the elastic joint sealant and multipurpose adhesive product known as Sikaflex-11FC. In due course i-Cure technology will be implemented into all of Sika’s relevant sealants and adhesives, demonstrating Sika’s allegiance to the global path towards an environmentally friendly earth.

Sikaflex-11 FC+ is a one part, moisture curing, elastic joint sealant and multipurpose adhesive based on polyurethane, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications.

This adhesive is therefore suitable for many various fields:

Sikaflex-11 FC+ is used as a joint sealant for vertical and horizontal joints, soundproofing of pipes between concrete and sheathing, caulking between partitions, seam sealing, sealing in metal and wood construction, for ventilation construction and many more uses.

Sikaflex-11 FC+ used as a multipurpose adhesive. It is suitable for indoor and outdoor bonding of window sills, thresholds, stair steps, skirting boards, base boards, crash protections boards, covering boards, prefabricated elements and others.

The advantages of using Sikaflex-11 FC+ are:

Sikaflex-11 FC+ is:

- 1-part, ready to use

- Flexible and elastic

- Solvent free and odorless

- Very low emission

Sealant:

- Bubble-free curing

- Very good adhesion to most construction materials

- Good mechanical resistance

- Good weather and ageing resistance

- Non sag consistency

Adhesive:

- No need to grout the bonded part

- Non-corrosive

- Impact and vibration absorbing

With Sikaflex®-11 FC+ with i-Cure we are prepared for the future and one step ahead.