Sika Cufadan S-110, A Lightweight Self-Leveling Marine Deck Covering Compound, Receives United States Coast Guard Approval

Nov 25, 2002, 00:00 ET from Sika-Industry

    MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Sika-Industry, the premier
 supplier of polyurethane adhesive & sealants for the marine industry,
 transportation and industrial markets, is proud to announce its Sika Cufadan
 S-110 has received USCG Approval.
     Sika Cufadan S-110 is the primary deck covering solution the Commercial
 Offshore Marine Industry.  The covering is perfect for finishing steel or
 aluminum deck surfaces on shipping vessels in preparation for the final
 decking and flooring coverings including tiles, carpets, and vinyl.  Sika
 Cufadan S-110 is a fast curing, single component, self-leveling, low weight
 deck covering used in thickness up to 10 mm.  A fiber reinforced compound of
 cement and synthetic polymers, S-110 may be applied on even the hardest of
 foundations such as aluminum, concrete and steel.  It was tested and approved
 in accordance with IMO FTP Code Annex 1, Parts 2 & 6 for not generating
 excessive quantities of smoke nor toxic products in a fire.  It is approved
 for use throughout the accommodation.
     Sika Cufadan S-110 is easy to mix, trowel and feather-edge and cures in
 just 6-8 hours to a smooth gray surface.  It also has great weight reduction
 characteristic.  "While Sika products globally have carried the Wheelmark, DNV
 and other prestigious certifications, this is our first to gain USCG A60
 certification approval and we are pleased to have this available to our
 family.  It will give us an opportunity to penetrate markets we have been
 prevented from entering until the USCG approval was available," said Bruce
 Carriere, Sika-Industry's Vice President Transportation OEM & Marine.
     Sika Cufadan has been engaged in the manufacturing and installation of
 marine flooring worldwide and has established the Sika name in the ship
 construction and offshore industry as a hallmark of excellence and quality.
 Sika offers simple solutions that provide efficient and effective results at
 very economical installed costs.  Sika products have been used onboard more
 that 1,300 cruise ships, tankers, carriers, oilrigs and pleasure craft.  Sika
 Cufadan marine products are Wheel-mark approved with EC and QS certificates
 and individually approved by most major governmental agencies and leading
 approval societies in accordance with guidelines set forth by the
 International Maritime Organization.
     For Data Sheet, MSDS and References on Sika Cufadan S-110, contact Sika,
 30800 Stephenson Hwy, Madison Heights, MI 48071, 800-688-7452, or visit .
     Sika Corporation Industry Products Division, headquartered in Madison
 Heights, MI, is a leading supplier of adhesives and sealants serving
 industrial, marine, and automotive markets.  Product lines include
 polyurethane adhesives and sealants, hot melt adhesives, epoxies, acrylics,
 and butyl sealants with specific applications for the appliance, automotive
 glass replacement, HVAC, metal building, transportation bus, truck, rail, RV
 and specialty vehicles, marine and window & door industries.  Sika is the
 technology leader in providing solutions for elastic bonding for the original
 equipment manufacturer.  Visit the Sika Corporation Industry Products Division
 website at .
     Sika Corporation, based in Lyndhurst, NJ, is a leading supplier of
 specialty chemical products serving construction, industrial, marine, and
 automotive markets.  Sika Corporation is a subsidiary of Sika AG, Baar,
 Switzerland, with annual sales of approximately US $1.5 billion (CHF 2.2
 billion), over 8000 employees and operations in more than 60 countries.
 Visit the Sika website at .
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