Sika Launches Deck Caulking Sealant at Seawork

June 14, 2016

Yachting Journal

Sikaflex 290 (Photo: Sika)

Sika, a producer of bonding, sealing, damping and reinforcing products, has launched a new deck professional caulking sealant, Sikaflex 290 DC PRO, at this year’s Seawork International.

The Sikaflex 290 DC PRO has been designed specifically for professional use only and replaces its predecessor caulking sealant, Sikaflex 290 DC.|

As with the Sikaflex 290 DC, Sikaflex 290 DC PRO has been exclusively developed for caulking watertight joints in traditional timber for boat and yacht construction. Extremely robust, weather and UV resistant, the new deck caulking sealant has been extensively tested in Sika’s laboratories and in different locations throughout the world under varying atmospheric conditions, with very impressive results.

Sikaflex 290 DC PRO has been developed as a result of the increased requirements in the harsh marine environment. In response, Sika committed itself to a two and half year development program resulting in a product with an even stronger performance than its forerunner. Boat builders and professional users will know that the new Sikaflex 290 DC PRO offers even faster curing times in low humidity, greater weather and UV resistance and even better results after sanding.

Incredibly easy to work with, the new Sikaflex 290 DC PRO 300ml cartridge and uni pack design provides the ideal flow for application and like its predecessor, it is sea and freshwater resistant, easily sanded and non-corrosive, Sika said.

Sikaflex 290 DC PRO is manufactured in line with the ISO 9001 / 14001 quality assurance system and meets the low spread of flame requirements specified by the International Maritime Organization (IMO). The deck caulking sealant is also Wheelmark approved.

International Maritime Organization