Working closely with world-class organisations

The Sika Group's R&D organization concentrates on research in technology platforms and strategically important R&D projects. Especially in the realm of basic research, the company collaborates with first-class universities, among others in Switzerland, the USA, in Germany, Spain, France, China and India. There exists a vivid exchange of ideas and shared programs with institutions like the ETH Zurich, École Supérieure de Physique et de Chemie Industrielles de la Ville de Paris (ESPCI), Université de Dijon, Princeton University and many others more. In all markets our local subsidiaries are striving for dedicated mutual commitment and cooperation with research facilities.

Professional and geographic proximity often leads to fruitful cooperation offering unbureaucratic solutions that are quickly found, bringing advantages for both parties. In addition Sika attempts through its engagement to counteract the prevalent shortage of engineers and chemists in some countries by attracting candidates suitable for the company.

Sika participates in various international projects and is active in the Nanocem Consortium among other organizations.

This European research network studies phenomena occurring in nano and micro dimensions that can influence the performance of cementitious materials and products and structures made from them. Sika Technology AG actively takes part in various projects sponsored by the European Union, listed here as follows.
– FUTURA: modular concept for automotive construction of the future
– MUST: interactive pigments for adhesives and sealants as well as coatings
– I-SBB: safe and intelligent construction for earthquake endangered areas
– TunnelConstruct: new tunnel concepts for urban areas

Sika Technology AG is active within the United Nations Sustainable Building & Construction Initiative.

The product development process is uniform worldwide in order to be as quick as possible to market with new and patented products. Sika wants to be not only quick, but also especially efficient, and therefore strives for cost leadership for its products in all target markets. In collaboration with Corporate Operations the R&D organization also works to tighten the comprehensive product assortment and thereby to simplify processes in marketing, production and distribution and to lower costs.