APP bitumen membrane

APP bitumen membrane

Carbokim is APP Bitumen membrane  producer and exporter with high quality and international certifications with millions of m2 production in Turkey.

APP membrane

With proper workmanship, the APP bitumen membrane is a very efficient and durable waterproofing material used in most constructions. It is a common waterproofing material used on concrete flat roofs (which are still roofs) or roofs with low pitch. Apart from concrete roofs and low pitched roofs, other areas of application are concrete gutters, basements and retaining walls.

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bitumen membrane roll sheet

Benefit of using APP bitumen membrane

  • High strength waterproof layer and strong water pressure resistance.
  • High tensile strength, high elongation, good adaptability to shrinkage deformation and cracking of the substratum.
  • Excellent performance of breaking resistance, tearing resistance,  fatigue resistance,  corrosion resistance,  mold resistance and weather resistance.
  • temperature resistance: can work under -20℃, suitable for cold and hot regions, especially for cold area. 
  • Perfect work-ability: can be applied by torch-applied method in any season and hot-joint makes the work reliable and durable.

Applications and usage

Usage of the material is vary and different industrial but most of the usage is as below:

  1. Roof System
  2. Underground
  3. Tunnels
  4. Subway
  5. Concrete road
  6. Swimming pool
  7. Retaining walls

Procedure of producing bitumen roof sheet

Depend on type of the bitumen sheet (single or twin later) tissue and polyester distributing to bitumen pad. Then it smears with blown bitumen. Thickness of the roll sheet distinguished by output nuzzles and in upper level of bitumen pad allocated.After that aluminium layer will smear to the material and then stick and transfer to water pool/after passing the waterpool during the rolling will become cool and laminate on back side then come to elevator.The elevator is supporting to reserve the roll sheet in length and by fin fan blowing to make the roll sheet keep dry.

For the Sealing of building material till 40 years before was traditional with asphalt and gunny and bitumen but after creation of roll sheet step by step replaced to old types.Todays most of the building starting from foundation and isolation to services and roofs preparing by bitumen roll sheet.

All isolation is supposed to prevent leak of water. It is powerful product that by heating of back side sticking to the surface.Shelf time of roll sheet is 10 years.

Technical details

APP bitumen membrane compound by itself does not possess any adhesive properties to directly adhere to any substrate. Similarly, self-adhesive compounds have “very poor” weathering characteristics, thereby undergoing premature degradation with exposure to the elements. Dual compound combines the best of an APP and a self-adhesive compound. The advantage of a “dual” compound is the ability to add a “true” roofing compound such as an APP modified bitumen on the top (weathering) surface and a self-adhesive compound on the bottom surface.

This invention specifically deals with applying a “dual compound” to the reinforcement carrier sheet—a compound based on Atactic Polypropylene (APP) or Amorphous Poly Alpha Olefin (APAO) or Thermoplastic Polyolefin (TPO) on the top surface, and a separate heat-and-pressure-activated adhesive compound to the bottom surface of the reinforcement carrier sheet.

APP modified compound

APP bitumen membrane modified compound utilized on the top surface offers plastomeric characteristics to the bitumen and makes the membrane very hard and imparts improved flow resistance at high temperatures. A release liner, typically made of polypropylene, polyethylene or polyester, of thickness ranging from 40 to 80 microns, and treated with a silicone adhesive on one side (the side that comes in contact with compound), is applied to the self-adhesive compound to prevent sticking of adjacent sections of the roofing material and to the packaging when the finished membrane is stored and transported in the form of rolls.

The present invention involves roof coverings in the form of roofing membranes and shingles having a top layer of an APP modified bituminous compound, whose composition utilizes bitumen (asphalt), APP plastomeric modifiers and fillers, and a bottom layer of a self-adhesive compound, whose composition utilizes bitumen (asphalt), elastomeric modifiers, tackifying resins, and fillers. Please note that all percentages used herein are by weight.

Types of bitumen APP membrane

  1. APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet, with fire retardant additives, for low-slope roofing and specially designed for heat welded applications.
  2. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane base sheet, reinforced with a fiberglass mat
  3. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane reinforced with a non-woven polyester reinforcement that provides flexibility and dimensional stability as well as excellent tear and puncture resistance
  4. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing products specially designed for heat-welded applications
  5. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane reinforced with a superior non-woven polyester mat that provides flexibility and dimensional stability as well as excellent tear and puncture resistance
  6. polyester reinforced APP (plastomeric) modified bitumen roofing products specially designed for heat-welded applications
  7. APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet, for low-slope roofing and specially designed for heat welded applications
  8. APP bitumen membrane (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet, with fire retardant additives, for low-slope roofing and specially designed for heat welded applications.
  9. APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet for low-slope roofing and specially designed for heat welded applications.
  10. self-adhered APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet for use in low-slope roofing
  11. Atactic Polypropylene (APP) modified bitumen roofing membrane with fire retardant additives reinforced with high performance non-woven polyester reinforcement which provides flexibility and dimensional stability as well as exceptional tear and puncture resistance.
  12. self-adhered APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet, with fire retardant additives, for use in low-slope roofing.

Data sheet of bitumen APP membrane

bitumen APP membrane

Size of APP bitumen membrane

Item APP waterproof membrane
Thickness 1.0-4mm
Width 1-2m
Length as per customer’s request
Color White, Green, Black, Grey, other
Material SBS/APP modified bitumen
Heat resistance  -20-100degrees