Kwik Bond Polymers guides Sika into performance bridge decks

Sources: Sika AG, Baar, Switzerland; CP staff

The parent company of New Jersey-based Sika Corp. has acquired Kwik Bond Polymers LLC (KBP), a developer of premium compounds for bridge deck and other heavy/civil concrete conditions. The Benecia, Calif. firm’s primary deck, overlay and surface treatment offerings for new construction or retrofit are polyester-based concrete or polymer-based basalt fiber synthetic mixes and high molecular weight methacrylate sealers. KBP’s 30-plus-year record of delivering long service life solutions is reflected on signature structures across the U.S., from the Interstate 278 Goethals Bridge linking New Jersey and Staten Island, N.Y. to the Interstate 80 San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The transaction includes California and Pennsylvania production facilities, both integrating into the Sika Corp. supply chain and service channels. 

Upgrading from an originally specified latex modified concrete, the Port Authority of New York New Jersey approved a Kwik Bond Polymer PPC 1121 Overlay for the new Goethals Bridge, opened in 2018.

“Kwik Bond is a perfect complement to our current infrastructure focus and product portfolio,” says Sika AG Regional Manager, Americas Mike Campion. “Their well-recognized expertise in the U.S. and impressive track record of long-lasting projects fits our culture perfectly. By preserving and extending the service-life of concrete infrastructure, we deliver outstanding customer value and significant sustainability benefits to the construction industry.”