Vendor Spotlight: Sika Advanced Resins

Sika Advanced Resins, our newest vendor, provides a full line of innovative epoxies, resins, urethanes, tooling boards, tooling pastes, and silicones within the composite industry. 

With access to more than 20 Global Technology Centers across the world, Sika Advanced Resins has the ability to provide R&D, in-house testing and servicing to meet specific application needs for any customer.
In particular, their ability to provide flame retardant epoxy systems (lamination and infusion) along with flame retardant fillers and fairing compounds is what sets them apart from the competition. At Sika Advanced Resins they strive to be the all-in-one provider for composite solutions within the industry.
WHEEL MODEL MADE OF MP-1055 ROUND MODEL PLANK®
For model makers Sika specifically manufactures:

- Design and Styling boards from 5 lb density to 22 lb density which can be hand
  worked or CNC machined
- MP-1055 Model Plank and ProLab 65 Model Board from 41 lb to 42 lb density
  respectively, which can be CNC machined
- Model and Mold Making Pastes used by the extrusion process
- Epoxy Surface and Laminating Systems, Room and High Temperature
- Polyurethane Systems including Fast Cast, Tooling and Hand Hold Casting
  Urethanes
- Epoxy Casting Systems
- Polyester Filling and Fairing Compounds
- Silicones – Full line of silicones to fit any mold making needs

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pouring F100 Fast Cast Urethane into a Styrofoam mold
 
CNC cut Model of submarine hatch made with MP-1055 Model Plank®

As for their corporate profile, Sika Corporation is a supplier of specialty chemical products serving construction and industrial markets including transportation, marine, and automotive.  Sika Corporation is a subsidiary of Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland. Globally the Sika Group generated annual sales of US $6.25 billion (CHF 6.13 billion) in 2017, and has approximately 18,400 employees. With subsidiaries in 100 countries, Sika manufactures in over 200 factories around the world.


Two large urethane castings made with TCC-5060 (60 Shore A) and TCC-5080 (80 Shore A)

Sika has worked on the following projects that might be on interest to APMM members:

  • Butterfield – Sika Advanced Resins will be providing urethane casting material for their concrete stamp molds
    https://www.butterfieldcolor.com/product-category/tools/
  • Rock Climbing Holds – Our patented HH Extreme fast cast urethane provides a unique system for creating high quality, durable and moisture resistant hand holds within the rock climbing industry.

 To view all of their products or to contact a rep, visit www.sikaadvancedresins.us

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