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Sika at Solar Power International 2012: to Display its Full Range of PURs, MMAs & Much More

Published on 2012-08-15. Author : SpecialChem

MADISON HEIGHTS, MICH. -- Sika Corporation, premiere supplier of innovative sealing, bonding, reinforcement, and protection solutions is proud to announce their participation as an exhibitor at Solar Power International 2012, North America's largest, most comprehensive solar power trade show and conference, September 10-13, 2012 at the Orange County Convention Center, Orlando, Florida.

Sika® is pleased to feature its full line of state-of-the-art, advanced bonding and sealing solutions for the solar industry including Sikasil® engineered silicone solutions for manufacturing, field construction and installation of solar panels and systems. Sika is proud to present the newest in engineered silicone technology, Sikasil® AS-790, an ultra-fast curing structural adhesive for the assembly and installation of solar panels. Sikasil® AS-787 SL is a new highly low viscous, fast curing potting agent for electronic components. Recently, Sika has announced the domestication of Sikasil® AS-785 2- component fast curing structural adhesive silicone, now being produced at Sika's Lakewood, NJ., operations.

In addition to our high performance silicones and tapes, Sika will also display its full range of polyurethane, modified silane-terminated polymer (STP), MMA's and elastomer adhesives and sealants.

Sika, well recognized as the continuous innovator for glass bonding technologies in the automotive, transportation and commercial glazing industries, brings to the solar industry more than 15 years direct expertise in advanced application techniques and product technologies for both common and demanding applications. Sikasil® two-component silicones have been highly engineered for optimized assembly operations, field construction and field installation of solar panels and systems. Sikasil® engineered silicones provide stellar performance, accelerated curing speeds and the opportunity for highly automated application techniques resulting in increased process capabilities. Use of our technically advanced products typically eliminates the need for mechanical fixtures, offers options for simplified mounting designs and results in savings in operations, material and labor costs in the assembly process. Sika products continually exceed the standards of innovation expected from an industry leader. Sika's expansive product range together with comprehensive local and global project support make Sika the ideal partner to manufacturers of photovoltaic, concentrating solar and solar thermal power systems.

"Sika continues to supply the solar industry globally with state-of-the-art, high performing products and solutions from solar panel design and manufacturing to field installation," said Tony Martin, Vice President Transportation, Appliances and Components. "We continue to have great success in delivering our solar customers a full range of products and solutions to meet their most demanding application requirements. In addition, with the domestication of our Sikasil® AS-785, we now have the capability of delivering our high performing engineered silicones products to our customers in ready to meet their production requirements. Sika is committed to bringing new technologies to the renewable energy industry, and in our company efforts in sustainability".

Sika Corporation, member of the Solar Energy Power Association (SEPA) will be found at booth number 3937, located on the Solar Power International 2012 exhibit floor.

About Sika

Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is a leading supplier of specialty chemical products and industrial materials serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive. Its technologies are focused on sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting. Sika's product lines include concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, epoxies, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, sealants, adhesives, specialty acoustic and reinforcing materials. Sika Products are used in a wide array of applications and always fulfill the highest quality standards. We are committed to customer satisfaction, innovation, and teamwork.

Source: Sika

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