Baar (Switzerland) – The Board of Directors of Sika AG gave the go-ahead to expand Sikaflex® production capacity in Düdingen, Switzerland. Sikaflex® product groups are composed of one-component polyurethane sealants and adhesives. The expansion is intended to enable Sika to meet the ever-growing demand for its Sikaflex® products.

A new, more efficient production process developed by Sika Technology AG will be implemented in Düdingen, making even higher quality standards achievable. The additional capacity will be used to manufacture large-volume products primarily for customers in the vehicle construction, curtain wall and fenestration businesses.

This expansion project entails investments of roughly CHF 100 mil. and will create 100 new jobs. Expanded production is scheduled to begin by early 2008.

Sika is the leading manufacturer worldwide of one-component polyurethane sealants and adhesives. Its existing plants in Europe, the USA and Japan currently manufacture some 70,000 tons of Sikaflex® per year.