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KEMPER SYSTEM SHOWCASES COMPLETE SUSTAINABLE ROOFING SOLUTIONS

18 February 2013

Kemper System’s stand (S1930) at this year’s Ecobuild (5-7 March) will mark the company’s return to the show for the second time building on the success of last year’s Ecobuild with its Kemperol 2K-PUR solvent-free liquid waterproofing system and Stratex Warm Roof System.

Kemper System’s innovative Kemperol 2K-PUR solvent-free and odourless system is the first solvent-free wet-on-wet cold liquid waterproofing system available on the UK market and remains the only product of its kind available. The past year has seen a 33% growth in sales for the hard-wearing and durable waterproofing membrane, which bonds to almost any substrate to create a totally seamless, monolithic, U/V stable, elastomeric membrane. Based on an 80% castor-oil formulation derived from sustainable sources, the liquid system also incorporates a flexible non-woven reinforcement fleece, which is manufactured using a 25% recycled plastic bottle content. As the resin saturates the fleece in a single application process, the cured membrane cannot delaminate. Offered with a 20-year warranty, the ground-breaking system is both solvent-free and odourless, making it not only ideal for sustainable new builds but also perfect for upgrades to occupied buildings as the lack of nuisance odours means that work can be carried out while the building remains in normal use. Suitable for application on top of virtually all existing roofing materials, eco-friendly Kemperol 2K-PUR can even help to prevent excessive waste from being sent to landfill during roof upgrades by avoiding the need to strip out the existing substrate.
Complementing the sustainability credentials of the Kemperol 2K-PUR system, Kemper System’s Stratex Warm Roof System offers a completely integrated warm roof system that incorporates primers, vapour barrier, insulation and waterproofing with a range of optional surfacing. Featuring a rigid PIR insulation board with a unique tongue and groove interlocking joint, the system significantly reduces cold bridging and gives a much smoother surface finish.
Kemper System will also be showcasing the company’s Kempergro Green Roof System, a three-section system comprising a reservoir attenuation composite, growing medium and vegetation. The reservoir attenuation layer includes an upper filter fleece, central reservoir core and lower protection fleece, which are manufactured from 90% recycled materials and factory bonded to maximise performance and simplify installation. Suitable for use with the Kemperol 2K PUR waterproofing membrane, Kempergro has a growing medium that is 100% composed of recycled brick, tiles and green compost, which is processed and graded to support an extensive range of sedum, meadow and lawn roof media.

Visitors to Kemper System’s stand will be able to see how each of the systems have been used in practice, including how the Kemperol 2K-PUR waterproofing membrane and Stratex Warm Roof System have been used together on various high profile projects. There will also be a number of display areas where visitors to the stand will be able to view samples of the cured product to experience first hand the flexibility and durability it offers.

Comments managing director of Kemper System, Harry Cowell: “Ecobuild was a great show for us last year and it’s fantastic to see that there is such a strong appetite for genuinely sustainable products and eco solutions amongst both specifiers and end users. The growth in Kemperol 2K-PUR and our Stratex Warm Roof System really demonstrates that specifiers are no longer playing lip service to sustainable construction but are genuinely putting sustainability at the heart of our built environment: Kemper System is delighted to be part of that move towards a greener future.”


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