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Sika Starts Silicone Competency Center to Serve Application Excellence

Published on 2011-07-14. Author : SpecialChem

Madison Heights, MI -- Sika Corporation announces it has established a Silicone Competency Center, headquartered in Lakewood, New Jersey. This action follows announcement of the formation of the Sika FFI - Facades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass Business Unit. The Silicone competency center is positioned to serve the comprehensive needs of customers in the North American Facades Fenestration, and Insulating Glass marketplace, as well as the broad base of customers in the Construction Products market segment. The center also will serve internally for formulation, application, testing and manufacturing excellence.

The Silicone Competency Center is headed by Steve Rosenberg, Senior Vice President, Research and Development. Reporting to Rosenberg is Jeff Knepper, Manager Silicone Research and Development, an Industry Veteran with over 30 years experience in silicone formulation and technology with May National, Honeywell and Ciba-Geigy. An expanded Technical staff within the competency center report to Knepper.

"We are excited to establish a comprehensive resource for supporting silicone competencies in North America", said Steve Rosenberg. "We have in place an excellent and knowledgeable staff to help us grow applications and move forward in our silicone technologies."

About Sika Corporation

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 Corporation

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