From seed to substrate: Kemper system showcases sustainable, odourless liquid waterproofing at Ecobuild 2015

Liquid waterproofing specialist, Kemper System, will be showcasing its comprehensive range of BBA-certified Kemperol liquid roofing and waterproofing systems on stand S3090 at this year’s Ecobuild (3-5 March 2015), along with its Stratex warm roof and KemperGro green roof systems.

The only cost effective, solvent-free and completely odourless cold liquid applied waterproofing system available in the UK, Kemperol 2K-PUR will, once again, take centre stage on Kemper System’s Ecobuild stand.

Around 80% of the applied polyols (or resins) in Kemperol 2K-PUR are obtained from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (Ricinus communis) a renewable resource. Perfect for use on sustainable construction projects and ideal for live projects on occupied buildings, such as schools, hospitals, food factories or office buildings, Kemperol 2K-PUR allows work to take place without the need for evacuation or closure, avoiding the disruption associated with the strong odours and fumes from many ‘low-odour’ or solvent-based products.

Stratex from Kemper System will also be on show at this year’s Ecobuild. An integrated warm roof that offers exceptional performance, Stratex is supplied as a complete system of matched components – vapour barrier, insulation and waterproofing. It is equally suited to concrete, timber and metal decks on new build projects as it is to refurbishing and upgrading existing roofs. Stratex is also ideal as a complete warm roof solution below an extensive green roof.

Kemper System’s KemperGro green roof system will also be among the products on show at Ecobuild, bringing together a unique combination of recycled, renewable and sustainable components to provide a complete waterproof roofing and green roof system with a single source specification. Designed to provide a solution to meet local climatic conditions, aspect, biodiversity and specifier preference, KemperGro can be custom-specified to meet any requirements.

First used at Volkswagen’s Baunatal factory in 1964, where more than 300,000sqm of roof surface have since been waterproofed, Kemper System’s Kemperol V210 completes the company’s Ecobuild showcase. Kemperol V210 has been particularly effective at the factory in areas where ponding occurs owing to inadequate falls and continues to perform effectively to this day.

Comments UK marketing manager of Kemper System, Stuart Hicks:

“Our product range is designed primarily for use in new build, maintenance and refurbishment projects. Kemper System’s waterproofing and surfacing products have protected billions of square metres of roofs around the world over the past 50 years, including some of the world’s most important landmarks, iconic buildings, public and commercial properties. As we continue to prioritise environmental performance in the built environment of the future, Kemper System’s advanced roofing technology can make roofs greener and more sustainable.”