Sika recently announced that the company is continuing to invest in polymer production at its Sealy, Texas, site. According to the company, the latest move marks its second polymer investment in the state of Texas in just five years. Polymers are chemical building blocks needed to manufacture Sika® ViscoCrete®, Sika’s high-performance, resource-saving concrete admixture. The company stated that it has initiated the expansion due to the rising demand for its concrete admixture in the United States and Canada.

U.S. government initiatives, such as the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), will unlock numerous business opportunities for a broad range of Sika solutions in the coming years. With goals to revitalize America's infrastructure and address climate change, there will be increased investments in large-scale infrastructure developments and the expansion of energy and water facilities. Furthermore, the company expects that reshoring efforts to relocate international manufacturing to the United States will fuel the construction of new factories, particularly in the batteries and semiconductors sectors. Among developed countries, the United States' demand for concrete additives is projected to experience the most rapid growth, maintaining a compound annual growth rate of 3.4% and reaching $3.6 billion by 2026.

Mike Campion, regional manager, Americas, said, "By increasing production volumes of Sika ViscoCrete technology at the Sealy site, Sika will be in the position to meet the rising demand. This investment aligns with the global shift towards more sustainable construction – specifically the requirements for lower embodied carbon concrete."

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