Industrial facility roofs are subject to strict requirements in terms of reliability and durability, as these are the buildings which have high-tech and expensive equipment, materials and, most importantly, qualified production personnel. In our country, waterproofing roof is done with bituminous materials, which have almost fallen out of use in most European countries.
These materials have many shortcomings: fragility at significant negative temperatures, high heat rate when exposed to direct sunlight (as well as the traditional dark color of bituminous waterproofing), low speed of material placement, necessity of using open fire during installation, short term maintenance-free operation, etc.
Due to low operational properties, bituminous roofs require renovation practically every 3-5 years, which means significant financial expenses. In addition, broken roofing causes leaks, which can do substantial damage to the production process.
Often, bituminous materials are used again in renovation, which require another repair a few years later. Meanwhile, the modern Russian market of roof waterproofing has a stable, reliable and durable material - PLASTFOIL® polymer membrane.
PLASTFOIL® membrane has many advantages:
Quick and safe installation
The membrane is laid using mechanical mounting to the base of the roof in a single layer and without the use of an open flame which is especially important for certain fire hazardous facilities.
Waterproofing does not require regular maintenance and repair
The material does not require any special maintenance after its set, it may be repaired even after many years in the event of mechanical damages.
Guarantee roof placement quality
The possibility of weld quality instrumental control.
High material strength
The material has high strength and elasticity, so it can easily handle stress related to structural movement. For additional strength, the polymer membrane is reinforced with a polyester mesh.
Light weight with a large coverage area
PLASTFOIL® membrane is light weight (only 1.3-1.4 kg/sq. m), and doesn’t create any additional weight loads on the structure, which is particularly important for industrial facility roofs, which are usually characterized by a large area.
The results of tests carried out at K.D. Pamfilov Academy of Municipal Services OJSC have shown that PLASTFOIL® polymer membrane is absolutely bio stable, and cannot be a breeding ground for fungi and microorganisms. According to GOST 9.048-91 “Laboratory tests methods for resistance to the influence of mold and fungi” - 0 points in the framework of the test.
Can operate at low temperatures
PLASTFOIL® polymer membrane contains high-quality plasticizers, thanks to which have a high resistance to frost and remains flexible at low temperatures. PLASTFOIL® can be successfully used in cold regions.
Ultraviolet radiation resistance
The polymer membrane contains special UV stabilizers which make this material resistant to ultraviolet radiation.
Long service life
The service life of the membrane is more than 30 years.
It should be noted that many buildings and structures were built with the use of PLASTFOIL® polymeric membrane in various regions of Russia and CIS countries, including iconic facilities such as NISSAN and HYUNDAI plants in Saint Petersburg, Izhora Plants in Kolpino, Leningrad Region, Krasnodar CHP Plant, Locomotive Plant in Kazakhstan and many others.