Sika and "Swiss Table" - a long-term partnership
Since 2005, Sika has been a partner of "Swiss Table" ("Schweizer Tafel"), an organization that is dedicated to distributing food to people in need. In 2016, 4,074 tons of food worth CHF 26.6 million were distributed free of charge to social institutions such as homeless shelters, soup kitchens, emergency shelters and other relief organizations in Switzerland. The project, led by the Foundation "Hope for People in Need", exists in Switzerland since 2001 and follows the American example.
Sika takes solar reflectivity to a new level
The benefits of solar-reflective materials and colors are well known: white highly reflective thermoplastic and liquid-applied membranes (LAM) increase reflectance and reduce both the heat-island effect and the cooling energy consumption of buildings. The Sika SolaRoof® and the highly reflective Sarnafil® TS-77 RAL 9016 SR / SikaTherm® PIR roofing system were used for a new shopping center (20,000 m²) in Barcelona, Spain. The customer was convinced of Sika’s sustainability approach and the BREEAM certification contribution package.