To meet today’s demanding applications, a broad class of roofing materials is now made from Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO). Unlike historically used EPDM membranes, TPO products are typically light in color and can reflect heat away from the building, decreasing cooling costs in the summer.
TPO is heat-weldable so seams are stronger and longer lasting. Unlike PVC roofing, TPO is eco-friendly, fully recyclable. TPO membranes are a cost effective choice while exhibiting a high resistance to puncture, impact, and tearing.
TPO membranes are not without their shortcomings. They have had significant challenges enduring the high heat and UV loads to which most roofs are exposed. This is why it's critical to incorporate a robust and proven stabilization package in your TPO formula.
Whether you are new to TPO or a seasoned veteran, the experts at ChemPoint and SI Group can help you with product suggestions to optimize your formula. Please see the table below to and give us a call to learn more.