Sika is dedicated to sustainable development, assuming responsibility to provide sustainable solutions in order to improve material, water, and energy efficiency in construction and transportation.

We are committed to pioneering sustainable solutions to address global challenges, and to achieve this safely at the lowest impact on resources. Creating and increasing value while reducing impacts – that is the goal. Our strategy fully integrates sustainability into all of our business processes, and we strive to create value for our customers and partners with our products, systems, and solutions along the whole supply chain and throughout the life span of our products.

Concrete Admixtures and Sustainability

Efficiency

Concrete admixtures are a relevant part to achieve a significant energy reduction of the concreting process. Admixtures have an important task in respect to sustainability.


Energy
  • Optimize concrete mix design
  • Superplastiziser
  • Reduce grinding time
  • Grinding aids
  • Reduce curing Time
  • Accelerators

Source
  • Recycling aggregates
  • Superplastiziser
  • Safe ingredients
  • EQ seal
  • Secondary cementious materials (SCM)
  • Grinding ais and superplastiziser

Performance

Concrete is a building material with a remarkable product performance in case of durability and technical solutions and concrete admixtures are part of this successful concept!


Durability
  • Reduce porosity
  • Superplastiziser
  • Improve frost resistance
  • Air-entraining admixture and silica fume
  • Minimize shrinkage
  • Shrinkage reducing admixture

Application
  • Columns
  • Concrete vs. steel
  • Structural slabs and soofs
  • Concrete vs. steel or wood
  • Pervious concrete
  • Concrete vs. asphalt