When we talk about roofing systems, their relative merits and sustainability, we need to understand what sustainability means:
The capacity to endure, with the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources and thereby supporting long term ecological balance.
So how do we fit the bill?
80% of the resins in KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR are derived from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (ricinus communis) a sustainable resource that for every kilogram of castor oil produced in place of a petroleum-based polyol, there is a reduction of nearly 3.5 kilograms of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere. A cradle-to-gate study commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) reported that there are essentially zero net greenhouse gas emissions from the production of castor oil. Added to that the reinforcement fleece we use contains a 25% recycled plastic bottle content. Kemper System is fully committed to the conservation of natural resources and are part of the chemical industry’s unique global initiative – ‘Responsible Care’.
Substrate conservation is a key element in sustainability. When our approved contractors carry out refurbishment work or upgrade the insulation on an existing roof, the KEMPEROL® resin is usually laid directly onto the substrate or utilises the failed membrane as a vapour control layer as part of our Stratex warm roof system build up. This avoids the costly removal of the failed roof substrate and transport off site to become landfill. This can also have the added benefit of reducing the duration and cost of your project.
None of the above would mean anything without great performance. KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR is not only solvent-free and odourless, it has proven performance in use with a BBA certified performance life in-excess-of 25 years. It is also inherently root resistant making it ideal for green roof projects.
Responsibly sourced, environmentally friendly in application and long term performance; produced by a company that conforms to recognised environmental standards. What more could you want from a roofing product?
You can learn more about our waterproofing, warm roof and green roof systems on Stand B141. We’re the one with the Duck.