New Product Announcement: Concrete Additive


Swiss specialty chemicals company Sika recently released a new concrete finishing aid and evaporation retardant.

SikaCem-190 Concrete Control is a non-filming, low VOC, amorphous colloidal silica topical additive reported to extend workability and make finishing concrete easier and faster. When applied to freshly placed concrete, the product is noted to maintain adequate moisture while reducing the risk of concrete setting prematurely.

The product is also noted to perform under adverse conditions of wind, sun, high temperatures and low humidity.

“SikaCem-190 Concrete Control represents our continuous investment in innovation and new technology in the leading decorative concrete marketplace,” said Adam Jordan, Vice President of SikaColor for Sika Corporation. “SikaCem-190 Concrete Control puts the contractor in charge of the concrete workability and timing of the finishing process.”

The company went on to note in a press release that SikaCem-190 Concrete Control is ideal for all concrete, colored concrete and dry shake hardener applications.

Applications of SikaCem-190 Concrete Control include:

  • Decorative concrete;
  • Concrete slabs;
  • Polished concrete;
  • Driveways and sidewalks;
  • Interior or exterior concrete;
  • Parking garages;
  • Industrial floor slabs; and
  • Bridges and roads.

More information about SikaCem-190 Concrete Control can be found here.

Recent Sika News

In April, global coatings firm The Sherwin-Williams Company announced that it had completed its acquisition of Swiss chemical company Sika AG’s European industrial coatings business. According to the release, the business will become part of the company’s Performance Coatings Group operating segment.

Sika’s business is based in Germany, with additional sales and technical support in Poland, Austria and Switzerland. About 115 Sika employees will join the company, Sherwin-Williams reports.

The industrial coating business manufactures and sells corrosion protection coating systems for interior and exterior steel infrastructure, bridges, airport and rail, wind and energy, chemicals, power transmission, interior linings for oil and gas tanks, vessels, pipework, and water and wastewater applications. Additionally, the business offers fire protection coating systems to protect and preserve steel, wood and concrete building components.

According to a release from Sika, the closed transaction sales proceeds amount to 200 million euro (about $219 million), with a positive one-time impact on the profitability of the business in the first half-year 2022. Financial statements including the final effect will be presented in a half-year report scheduled to be published in July.


Tagged categories: Additives; Asia Pacific; Coating Materials; Coating Materials - Commercial; Coatings Technology; concrete; Concrete coatings and treatments; Concrete floor coatings; Concrete Surfacing; Decorative concrete; EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa); Latin America; New Product Spotlight; North America; Sika; Z-Continents

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