London – Swiss speciality chemical company Sika announced on 27 Nov that it opened a “state-of-the-art” research facility in Preston in northwest England.
Sika, which employs around 800 staff in 20 technology centres around the world, said it was further expanding its research capacity and “establishing a leading-edge technology centre in the area of liquid roofing in our new research and development centre in Preston."
Following its acquisition of Liquid Plastics and Incorez in the UK in 2009, Sika has continued to invest in this area of its business.
Thegoal is to develop “technologically advanced and environmentally friendly liquid roofing membranes,” said the Sika announcement.
The research centre's activities will focus on 30 Sika products, including the roof waterproofing and interior floor coatings.