Sika Expands to Increase Production Capacity for Polyurethane Adhesive

Sika Corp. has announced that it will invest $17.8 million over the next two years to increase capacity for polyurethane sealant and adhesives production at its headquarters facility in Lyndhurst, N.J.

According to William E. Loven, president and chief executive officer, the investments will be made "to transform the factory into a focused polyurethane factory with up to 100 percent more capacity. In addition, we will begin upgrading our equipment in order to increase manufacturing efficiencies and reduce costs."

Loven adds that the company's existing powders and mortars manufacturing operations in Lyndhurst will be moved to other Sika locations or to certain alliance partners. High performance mortars and grouts still represent a large portion of Sika Construction division sales. In fact, many key construction products distributors acknowledge that Sika makes the widest range and some of the best high performance grouts and mortars in the industry. Such products are used in the repair and refurbishment of concrete structures like interstate highways, building facades and bridge structures.

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