Sika, a world leader in bonding, sealing, waterproofing, and insulation products, has announced the launch of its new deck caulking sealant, Sikaflex® 290 DC PRO following a two and a half year development program.
The Sikaflex® 290 DC PRO has been designed specifically for professional use only and replaces its highly successful predecessor and market leading caulking sealant, Sikaflex® 290 DC, setting a new benchmark for deck caulking products worldwide. For the DIY market, a list of accredited installers will be available enabling boat owners to take full advantage of the benefits of the new professional caulking product.
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 programme resulting in a product with an even stronger performance than its forerunner. Boat builders and contractors will be pleased to 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. Like its predecessor, it is sea and freshwater resistant, easily sanded and non-corrosive.
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 Organisation (IMO). The deck caulking sealant is also Wheelmark approved.
For further extensive information on Sikaflex® 290 DC PRO, please see the product data and H&S information sheets at www.sikamarine.co.uk or contact Sika on Tel: +44 (0) 01707 394444.