01-10-2022 | Media

DERBIGUM Americas, Inc., a leading producer of high-quality APP modified-bitumen roofing systems and accessories for the low-slope commercial roofing market, announced today it will change its name to Performance Roof Systems, A SOPREMA Group Company; hereafter “Performance Roof Systems.”

The decision to change the corporate name reflects the company’s legacy and strengthens the strategy to focus on Performance Roof Systems’ industry-leading roofing solutions. It will also formally align the relationship as “A SOPREMA Group Company.”

SOPREMA, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial roofing, building envelope waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering waterproofing solutions, acquired DERBIGUM Americas in August 2018.

“Performance Roof Systems will continue to provide the U.S. marketplace with highly protective, resilient and sustainable APP modified-bitumen roofing systems and accessories, just as it has for 40 years,” said Tim Kersey, CEO – U.S. Operations at SOPREMA. “With this new/legacy company name, our valued customers can continue to expect exceptional products and services from our team of dedicated collaborators.”

The company’s ownership and innovative product line will not change.

About Performance Roof Systems, A SOPREMA Group Company

With over 40 years of proven performance, Performance Roof Systems takes an aggressive and proactive approach to sustainable roofing through production, system design, relationships and innovations. Performance Roof Systems offers APP modified-bitumen roofing systems, focusing on long-term solutions for the environmentally-conscious building owner. In August 2018, SOPREMA, Inc. acquired DERBIGUM Americas, Inc., which name was changed to Performance Roof Systems, A SOPREMA Group Company in January 2022.

About SOPREMA, Inc. 

SOPREMA offers a comprehensive line of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, combining superior products and systems with decades of proven performance. Our solutions include industry-leading SBS-modified bitumen membranes, polymeric PMMA/PMA liquid-applied membranes and synthetic single-ply PVC membranes. For applications as diverse as roofing, below-grade waterproofing, plaza deck and balcony waterproofing, air and vapor barriers, and bridge and parking structures, SOPREMA has the solution. SOPREMA’s relentless pursuit of technological advancement, sustainability and product quality has been known and respected worldwide for over 100 years. Visit for a complete product offering, environmentally intelligent systems, technical information and the latest innovations delivering sustainable solutions.

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