Chemist Expertise

Our Research and Development team comprises a dedicated group of highly qualified scientists all experienced in the development of products and materials for the construction industry.


The department undertakes wide ranging and challenging work, primarily in the field of polyurethane and allied chemistries.

Technology Leader

Sika Liquid Plastics research and development strategy seeks to maintain our position as a technology leader in the field of surface coatings. This is achieved by co-ordinating our activities across various time frames to deliver both new and enhanced products to our customers and markets today; alongside longer term research that seeks to extend and enhance our existing competencies for tomorrow.


In seeking to ensure that our materials meet the requirements of our customers and markets, our Research and Development team is closely integrated with colleagues in Technical Field Support and Marketing. This ensures that the requirements of all parties in the specification and installation of products are suitably established and communicated to all those involved in product development.

Investing in the Future

Similarly, our investment in research for the future involves a number of collaborative industrial and academic partners all involved in the development of new and novel materials and knowledge. Through this research the business seeks to achieve its objectives in enhancing levels of product performance; reducing and minimising its environmental impact; and meeting current and future legislative requirements in the UK and overseas.


All of our activities are conducted within the company’s Product Creation Process framework to ensure that new developments are appropriately identified, considered, executed, tested and finally released to the marketplace. This sits within the business' ISO9001 framework and places an emphasis on quality in the execution of all projects.