The highly sophisticated technology basis and know how in mortar chemistry?? enable the formulation and design of all types of mortar compositions for different applications and projects.
"New cementitious solutions combine enhanced sustainability with high performance. The result: More benefits for our customer. The R&D process involves capturing, formulation and selection of ideas for new mortars, and carrying out research, analysis and development through implementation. " Evelyne Prat, Head Core Technology Cementitious Systems
High Performance Mortars
Mortar has a widespread range of applications. It is a complex mix of mineral and chemical components designed specifically for different uses. From the technical point of view, mortars are a mixture of aggregates generally with a grain size of less than 4 mm - sometimes less than 8 mm, mortars for special decorative renders or floor screed mortar - and one or more binders, additives, polymers? and/or admixtures. Mortars with inorganic binders contain, in addition, water. ?
Sika Mortars: More Value, Less Impact
Engineered Mortars (Coarse Mortars):
- Grouts (general purpose & high precision)
- Resin grouts
- Repair mortars
- Waterproofing mortars?
Building Mortars (Fine Mortars):
- Tiling systems
- Wall levelling mortars (plasters, skimcoats; inside)
- Rendering mortars (fa?ade; outside)
- Insulation mortars
- Masonry mortars
Cementitious Flooring Mortars (industrial or building)
- Self levelling mortars
- Industrial cementitious floors
- Cementitious floor hardeners
- Marine mortars
New Developments: Advanced Cementitious Systems
Special composite systems
- Alternative binders and sands, bio-sourced aggregates for more sustainability (circular economy)
- Optimized binder compositions for outstanding performance, enhanced? aesthetics, and easy handling worldwide
New technologies for mortars
- Outstanding performance ?
- 1-/2-component systems for enhanced workability, user-friendly application, flexible handling, high water resistance, and vapour permeability?
Robustness, Comfort and Sustainabily
- Ideal for any climatic conditions, manifold options of application, use of low CO2 binders
Optimized engineering properties
Cementitious systems containing a balanced mix of organic and mineral components have received considerable attention. The reason for this can be attributed to optimized engineering properties when compared to the unmodified materials, e.g. tensile/flexural strength, toughness and durability. Additionally, these systems may be used as repair materials where a good bond with the existing concrete or steel is required. Sika develops hybrid composite? combinations for different needs:
- Polymer-modified cement mortar (PCC), improving specific properties like addition of flexible strength.
- Special treatments of fillers and additives in order to create dense matrix for a durable life-cycle.