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Sika reinvents polyurethane – new Purform® Technology with ultra-low monomer content

by Media Xpose

Under the brand Purform®, Sika is launching a newly developed polyurethane sealant technology. The new technology enhances the superiority of polyurethane regarding strength and durability and impresses through a very low monomer content. The latter enables Sika to manufacture more sustainable products that will meet future environmental and health regulations.

With the new Purform® polyurethane technology, Sika set another milestone in terms of sustainable product development. The innovation enables Sika to substantially lower the monomeric di-isocyanate content in its products and to create solutions with content below 0.1%. Thus, Sika meets the new European Union REACH regulation valid as of 2023, which is the regulation adopted to improve the protection of human health and the environment. With the Purform® technology, users can benefit from the unique performance of polyurethane at the lowest exposure and the highest level of work safety.

As of 2021, Purform® technology will be inside Sika’s most trusted brands, Sikaflex®, SikaBond®, SikaTack®, and SikaFloor®.

Sikaflex® Purform® MEANS PERFORMANCE: Sika has control of the whole polyurethane product manufacturing process, right through from the pre-polymers to the ready to use products. The new Sikaflex® Purform® polyurethane, through its simplicity and purity, gives our engineers the ability and scope for the development of products with all the performance you will need to meet the challenges of tomorrow today, such as more durable sealants and adhesives that can contribute to energy saving, lower fuel consumption and that are safe to apply.

Sikaflex® Purform® IS PURE: Purform® is “pure” because it starts at the very roots of polyurethane technology and gives us the additional controls to engineer even more perfect and pure pre-polymers products for many different applications. These new Sikaflex® Purform® pre-polymers therefore also allow the formulation of new products, with even better performance, whilst reducing the monomeric di-isocyanate levels, below the new thresholds required by REACH.

With this new technology Sika is ready to meet the challenges of tomorrow with more durable sealants and adhesives with this new improved technology available in our professional favorites the Sikaflex® 11FC and Sikaflex® PRO 3.

Sikaflex® PRO-3 Purform® has all the pieces for reliable and durable sealing for multipurpose floor and civil engineering joint sealing. Sikaflex® PRO-3 Purform® offers superior mechanical properties combined with excellent weatherability and chemical resistance to master the daily movement and environmental impacts for years.

Sikaflex®-11 FC+ has Longer life: Higher resistance to hot and humid conditions and Less impact due to its ultra-low monomeric diisocyanate content.

With both these trusted products having the Next generation Sika polyurethane polymer – Sikaflex Purform it is ready faster as it has Rapid buildup of hardness and strength, also at lower temperature Polyurethane is the first choice for long lasting, reliable sealing and bonding withstanding even the most adverse conditions.

This makes Sikaflex® products with Purform® ready and competitive for the future. Sika polyurethane technology already provides the best set of performance criteria for most sealing and bonding applications. With Sikaflex® Purform® polyurethane technology the competitor’s main criticism of PU technology is now obsolete, and the direction is set for a completely new range of high-performance polyurethane products with ultra-low monomer content. Ready today, designed for tomorrow!

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