Sika Purform® technology enables users to benefit from the unique performance of polyurethane.

Demand for adhesives and sealants in construction & infra projects After the slowdown due to COVID pandemic in last couple of years & cases ebbing worldwide now, demand for adhesive and sealant is expected to grow strongly in maintenance and Construction segment driven by government’s push for road and infrastructure segments and easy availability of labour at sites.

Demand drivers 

Factors that have been driving demand for adhesive and sealants in construction are: 

• Government push in construction segment through Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY ) scheme, coming under Housing for All by 2022 / Affordable Housing Rental Scheme (AHRS ).
• Increasing demand for green and sustainable adhesive and sealants.
• Government investment in urban infrastructure in road / WSS/ Metro Project and allied work under Smart Cities Mission.
• Growing urbanisation and available disposable income.
• Rising demand for modular construction.
• Increasing brand awareness and modern lifestyle demand

Types of adhesives & sealants for construction sector 

Popular adhesive and sealant in Indian Construction market includes, Silicone Sealants, Acrylic /Latex Sealants, Polysulfide, MS / STP (Silane Terminated Polymer ) / SMP (Silane -modified Polymer ) Sealant and Adhesive, Polyurethane Foam, Polyurethane Sealant, Cyanoacrylates, Water & Solvent-based Adhesive and Epoxies.

Latest eco-friendly solutions offered by Sika

SIKA, as the leading producer of polyurethane resin-based sealants and adhesives, takes the health and safety of users of Sikaflex® and Sikabond® products very seriously. This has led to our development of a new range of polyurethane prepolymers with ultra-low monomer content, in order to allow continued unrestricted use of our products by professionals.

Restricted Use of Monomeric Diisocyanates

he new European law will require professional construction and industrial users of products containing more than 0.1 percent of free monomeric diisocyanates to be trained, with instruction on the risks associated with working with diisocyanates and the corresponding risk management measures required – 

• It will come into force in mid-2020 and will apply by 2023.
• Anybody working with products containing >0.1 percent Trained user can continue using the products
• The risk required to follow the precautions given in the material data safety are important to protect the health and safety of the users.
• DIY users are not affected by this new European Law.

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Sika Purform® technology enables users to benefit from the unique performance of polyurethane, whilst eliminating the need for specific REACH health and safety training. The new Purform® technology is highly versatile, which enables us to create high performance, reliable and durable polyurethane adhesives, and sealants. The new Purform® technology makes Sikaflex® and SikaBond® systems even better.

Choosing the right adhesive & sealant for construction

Some of the critical factors need to be considered and looked upon while selection of adhesives and sealants include; movement capability, modulus, end-use type, tensile strength, elasticity, curing pattern, life expectancy, adhesion to different substrate, resistance to different chemicals, durability and abrasion resistance, and fire resistance. 

Expertise shared by: Ritesh Singh,
Regional Sales Head ( Maharashtra & Goa ) & TM Head – Sealing & Bonding,
Sika India Private Ltd.

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