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Sika Launches New Line of Highly Reflective Roof Waterproofing Membranes

Published on 2010-11-25. Author : SpecialChem

Sika launches a new line of highly reflective roof waterproofing membranes which not only improves the interior climate of the building through reduced surface temperatures but also makes a substantial contribution to the improved performance of reflective rooftop solar systems - for new construction and renovation. Sika's Solar Roof contributes to the environment and improves the solar system performance with highly reflective membranes.

The range of highly reflective roofing membranes, based on the most advanced and proven single-ply polymers and the new generation of liquid applied membranes based on its exclusive MTC polyurethane technology, further solidifies Sika's position as the world leader in providing innovative roofing solutions committed to sustainability and economic performance. In fact, Sika's highly reflective membranes used in conjunction with certain rooftop solar systems actually contribute significantly to improved electrical output and a higher return on investment.

Sika and Solyndra - Combination of Unique Technologies

This launch coincides with the signing of a multi-year sales agreement with Solyndra Inc, manufacturer of a unique tube shaped rooftop solar systems that gains additional efficiency by capturing reflected light from the roof surface and turning it into increased electrical output. This means higher profitability for the investor when used in conjunction with Sika's highly reflective membrane products.

Innovation and Consistency

Sika demonstrates its commitment to the environment and to providing innovative and economical solutions to all stakeholders involved in today's roofing decisions including the solar investor. One more example of Sika's 100 years of innovation and consistency. Sika's product range features high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing (single ply PVC, FPO and Liquid Applied Membrane) and waterproofing systems.

About Sika

In 2010, Sika celebrates its 100-year anniversary. Developing innovative products and solutions and being consistent towards all stakeholders have made it possible for Sika to grow throughout its first century. Sika is now present in over 70 countries, with over 12,000 employees.

Principles of sustainable development play a decisive role at Sika because these principles answer to today's and tomorrow's challenges. The challenges are driven by megatrends such as water management, energy conservation or climate protection, all of which will shape future economic conditions and growth. Entrepreneurial success depends on intelligent solutions matched to these megatrends.

Source: Sika

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