Airport Construction Material Solutions

Sika is a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, damping, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry.

Sika has subsidiaries in 101 countries around the world and manufactures in over 200 factories. Its more than 18’000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 6.25 billion in 2017.

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  • Airport Concrete

    These airport concrete products enhance specific properties of the fresh or hardened concrete, such as workability, watertightness, durability, load-bearing capacity, or early and final strength. The demand for admixtures and additives is currently on the rise, particularly due to the increased performance requirements placed on concrete and mortar, especially in urban areas and for infrastructure construction. Furthermore, the increasing use of alternative cementitious materials in cement, mortar, and therefore also in concrete, leads to a growth in the need for admixtures.

    Ready Mix Concrete
    Precast elements
    Dry mortar
  • Airport Waterproofing

    Sika’s system solutions for waterproofing cover the full range of technologies used for below and above-ground waterproofing: flexible membrane systems, liquid-applied membranes, waterproofing admixtures for mortars, joint sealants, waterproofing mortars, injection grouts, and coatings. Key market segments include basements, underground parking garages, tunnels, and all types of water-retaining structures (for example reservoirs, storage basins, and storage tanks).

    Waterproofing admixtures for concrete
    Liquid applied membranes
    High flexible membrane systems
    Waterproofing mortars
    Injection grouts
    Joint sealing
  • Airport Roofing

    A more than 50-year history has documented that Sika roofing solutions are outstanding performers, reliable, sustainable, and long-lasting. Demand in this segment is driven by the need for eco-friendly, energy-saving solutions such as green roof systems, cool roofs, and solar roofs, which simultaneously help to reduce CO2 emissions. While airport roof repair and refurbishment projects continue to gain significance in the mature markets, the emerging markets are moving towards higher-quality airport roof solutions for new build structures.

    Exposed roofs mechanically fixed or adhered Congested roofs
    Gravel ballasted roofs Solar roofs
    Green roofs Joint sealing
    Utility roof decks Special roof design
    Airport roof renovation      (example: metal roof imitation, roof graphic)
  • Airport Flooring and Coating

    Sika’s airport flooring solutions are based on synthetic resin and cementitious systems for industrial and commercial buildings, for example terminal buildings, car parks, baggage handling, maintenance buildings and hangars. Each market segment is subject to its own particular requirements in terms of mechanical properties, safety regulations (for example slip resistance), anti-static performance, and chemical or fire resistance.

    Car park floors  Commercial, public and residential floors
    Industrial facility floors  Coating for walls and ceilings
    Cleanroom floors  Tank linings and water treatment facilities
    Floors with electrostatic discharge protection  Airport flooring
  • Airport Sealing and Bonding

    Typical applications include the sealing of movement joints between facade elements to make buildings weatherproof, the bonding of wood floors to reduce noise, or the sealing of joints in airport aprons. The growing demand in this market is fueled by an increasing awareness of the importance of high-performance sealants for the overall durability and energy efficiency of buildings, the increasing urbanization including the larger volumes of high-rise projects, airport fire protection and the continued replacement of mechanical fastening systems by adhesives due to better performance.

    Sealing and bonding of the building envelope  Interior finishing
    Civil engineering and floor joints  Universal bonding
    Wood floor bonding Passive airport fire protection
  • Refurbishment

    This segment features concrete protection and repair solutions, for example repair mortars, protective coatings, grouts, and structural strengthening systems. It also includes products for interior finishing, such as leveling compounds, tile adhesives, and tile grouts as well as facade mortars for external use.

    Concrete repair  Hydrophobic impregnation
    Concrete protection  Grouting and anchoring
    Structural bonding  Airport roof renovation
    Structural strengthening  Tile adhesive & grout

Company News

Sika Case Studies: Asian Airports

Sika’s solutions are found in airport projects throughout the Asian region, from Vietnam to China. Sika provides a wide range of systems and solutions for airports from roofing and waterproofing to concrete admixtures, elastic bonding …

Sika Case Study: Habom Hangar of Turkish Airlines in Istanbul, Turkey

Project Description and Requirements: The Aviation Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul Center (HABOM) of Turkish Airlines was built in Istanbul, Turkey, with a total area of 40,000 m2. The customer, Turkish Airlines, was looking for a high-performance …

Sika Case Study: Trieste Airport Flooring Refurbishment, Italy

Project Description: The project for the intermodal hub annexed to Trieste Airport is one of the most important objectives outlined by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region in its regional transport plan in recent years. It represents …

Sika Case Study: FBO Hangar Facility in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Project Description Project name: FBO Hangar Facility Location: Phnom Penh, Cambodia Construction year: 2016 Project size: 4,130 m² floor / 1,170 m floor joint to be sealed Project Requirements The hangar is used for parking aviation vehicles, which must be protected …

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Sika Case Study: Enfidha International Airport, Tunisia

Project Description: ‘Aéroport de Paris’ (ADP) completed the design of the new international airport at Enfidha and also prepared the tender documents for the contracts relating to the construction in mid-2006. The construction plans call for …

Sika Case Study: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Dallas, USA

Project Description: The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is the third busiest in the country based on number of enplaned customers. When the airport was building a new international terminal, a sky bridge connecting terminals D and …

Sika Case Study: Suvarnabhumi Airport In Bangkok, Thailand

Project Description: The central utility system includes a 40,000m³ fresh water reservoir tank and pumping station, a waste water treatment system with a capacity for more than 12,000m³ per day, plus a control and storage building …

Sika Case Study: Hong Kong International Airport, China

PROJECT INTRODUCTION Hong Kong International Airport is one of three Skytrax 5-star airports around the world, and also the world’s busiest cargo gateway and one of the world’s busiest passenger airports. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS The existing waterproofing system at …

Sika Case Study: Zagreb International Airport, Croatia

PROJECT DESCRIPTION The jury chaired by the representative of the Croatian Government – the architect Jerko Rosin, declared best the project done by the company IGH & Neidhardt architects Ltd. & Kincl Ltd. and awarded them …

Sika Case Study: Spanish Airports

T4 Madrid Barajas (MAD) Project Description When Barajas Airport Terminal 4 building was opened in 2006 it effectively doubled the aircraft and passenger capacity at Spain’s largest international airport. Not only was there another major terminal building …

Sika Airport References

SikaSmart construction solutions solve many challenges in airport construction and refurbishment, offering durable, compatible, sustainable systems for: Roof waterproofing Below ground waterproofing Flooring Concrete admixtures for durable structures Joint sealing for facades, floors and pavements …


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