Carlisle says it is “driving innovation in EPDM roofing membrane installation with the Hertalan Induction system.”
Carlisle Construction Materials says it is transforming the speed and consistency of large-scale EPDM roofing installations with the launch of the Hertalan Induction system.
Using induction technology to secure Carlisle’s Hertalan EPDM membrane to mechanical fixings laid out to a fixing pattern provided by Carlisle, the supplier says roofing contractors can use a single set of fixings for both the insulation and the single ply membrane.
The company explains that the simple to use Hertalan induction equipment bonds the EPDM membrane to each fixing in seconds, saving time on site and avoiding the need for any penetrations in the membrane.
“The Hertalan Induction system means that mechanically fixed Hertalan EPDM installations can be achieved with lower risk and absolute consistency because the equipment creates a firm bond between the fixing and the membrane,” explained Allen Coldrake, UK Director of Marketing and Technical Services at Carlisle.
“The innovative installation method also means that Carlisle’s Hertalan EPDM membrane can deliver a circular approach to sustainability, enabling the membrane to be removed from the fixings in a useable condition so that it can be re-used or recycled.”
With a 50+ year service life and a BBA certified 25-year lifespan, Carlisle says the Hertalan EPDM roofing system already boasts compelling sustainability credentials, as it is free of VOCs and plasticisers, 100 per cent recyclable, completely resistant to UV, ozone and other atmospheric influences, root resistant, lightweight, and permanently flexible.
Carlisle says its vulcanisation facility in Mansfield enables the company to provide custom-made Hertalan membranes up to 30m in length and in various widths up to 20m, reducing the number of laps required on site. The company says laps can be joined using adhesive and sealant, or hot air welded, adding to the speed and ease of installation.
Allen continued: “With large sheets and the Hertalan Induction system, Hertalan EPDM provides unbeatable benefits for getting the roof watertight quickly, reducing installation risk and enabling speed and consistency of installation.
“Carlisle is driving innovation in EPDM roofing membrane installation with the Hertalan Induction system and, following a number of successful major projects throughout Europe, we are delighted to bring this technique to the UK construction sector.”