Construction World March 2023


INDEX CONSTRUCTION – NOW PART OF THE SIKA SOUTH AFRICA FAMILY Sika South Africa recently announced its acquisition of Index Construction Systems, giving Sika South Africa the opportunity to add the very well-known Bitumen range to is local range. Index is a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing systems and by acquiring them, Sika has expanded its bitumen product range globally, boosting our position both in South Africa and abroad.

I ndex Bitumen membranes have gone from strength to strength during its 25 years in the South African market. Paul Adams, Sika’s MD added that, “it comes with extensive research and development competence. Sika acquired Index in 2018 and we felt the time was right for it to now form part of our existing roofing and waterproofing business in South Africa.” Effective 1 January 2023, Index Systems became available exclusively from Sika South Africa for standard flat-roof waterproofing, decorative, below ground waterproofing and green roof waterproofing, all conforming to international standards. Sika are proud to introduce these products to its

extensive range, and offer a little insight to their uses: Sika Index Topgum Biarmato is a polymer-bitumen waterproofing membrane with a double reinforcement consisting of rot-proof, isotropic, thermally stabilised, “non woven” polyester fabric strengthened fibreglass mat. The fibreglass mat gives the membrane optimal dimensional stability in both hot and cold conditions The long-lasting strength and elasticity at both high and low temperatures make Sika Index Topgum Biarmato ideal for use as a single or double-layer waterproofing membrane for new building work or refurbishments. Sika Index Testudo waterproofing membranes are


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