Sika Corp. recently announced it has established a Silicone Competency Center, headquartered in Lakewood, NJ. This action follows the announcement of the formation of the Sika FFI–Facades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass Business Unit. The new center is geared to serve the needs of customers in the North American facades, fenestration, and insulating glass markets, as well as customers in the construction products market segment. The center also will serve internally for formulation, application, testing and manufacturing excellence.

The center is headed by Steve Rosenberg, senior vice president of Research and Development. Reporting to Rosenberg is Jeff Knepper, manager of Silicone Research and Development, an industry veteran with more than 30 years’ experience in silicone formulation and technology.

“We are excited to establish a comprehensive resource for supporting silicone competencies in North America,” Rosenberg said. “We have in place an excellent and knowledgeable staff to help us grow applications and move forward in our silicone technologies.”

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