To the Members of the Division Industrial & Applied Chemistry (DIAC) of the SCS

Fribourg, March 2023

DIAC Annual Meeting on May 22, 2023 at Sika in Zurich Altstetten

Dear DIAC Members

We are pleased to invite you to this year's Annual Members' Meeting at Sika in Zurich.

Date: Monda, May 22, 2023, from 09.30
Meeting Point: Tüffenwies 16, 8048 Zurich,

Since its founding in 1910 and the development of its first product Sika-1, a fast-setting waterproofing admixture for mortar used to seal the Gotthard Tunnel, Sika has become a global player providing reliable, innovative, sustainable and durable solutions for the building, construction and manufacturing industries.

Today, Sika is recognized as a specialty chemicals company with a leading position in the development and production of systems and products for bonding, sealing, reinforcing, and protecting in the building sector and motor vehicle industry. In 2022 Sika had 102 subsidiaries around the world and with its 27,500 employees generated annual sales of CHF 10.49 billion. 

In all its operations Sika is strongly committed to innovation and sustainable development. With its sustainability strategy the company pursues the objective of creating lasting value for people and the environment with resource-saving solutions and careful utilization of materials.

Registration Deadline is May 1, 2023.


Kind regards,
Dr. Roger Marti, President


09:30   Arrival at Sika in Zurich, Altstetten, Welcome Coffee

10:00        Welcome address by Patricia Heidtman, Chief Innovation & Sustainability Officer, Sika Technology AG

10:15       Patricia Heidtman, Sika Technology AG
                     «Sika's Sustainability and Net Zero Strategy»

10:45        Prof. Gonzalo Guillén Gosálbez, ETH Zurich 
                     «Sustainable chemicals within planetary boundaries»

11:30        DIAC Fellowship Award Ceremony  - Short Talk of the awardee 2023
                     Dr. Kurt Püntener, F. Hofmann-La Roche

11:50        General Meeting 2023 of the DIAC of the Swiss Chemical Society SCS

12:30        Lunch offered by Sika Technology AG

13:45        Plant tour of the adhesives production - Sika Manufacturing AG
15:15        Closing meeting & farewell


Céline Wittwer, SCS