At SOPREMA, we’re committed to improving the lives of our people, communities, and environment. To achieve this, SOPREMA has developed sustainable solutions aimed at:
- Increasing the service life of buildings.
- Increasing the overall performance of buildings.
- Increasing the resilience of buildings.
- Ensuring the health and comfort of occupants.
Download our Sustainable Solutions Guide for sustainable products and systems that promote green buildings offered by SOPREMA in the U.S.
Learn more about SOPREMA’s sustainability efforts on our Corporate Sustainability page.
Several SOPREMA products contribute to obtaining LEED® v4 and LEED® v4.1 credits.
SOPREMA conducts life cycle assessments (LCAs) in accordance with the ISO 14025 protocol and provides documents such as Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) or Health Product Declaration (HPDs) to show the impact of our products on the environment and humanity.
Modified Bitumen Membranes (SBS & APP)
These low-slope membrane systems have been around for more than 50 years, and the technology has evolved to meet the demands for safer and faster installations.
The growing demand for sustainability in all things lends itself to a demand for longer-lasting roofs. Simply put, durability equals sustainability.
An important support reference is the EPD for flexible bitumen sheets published by the European Waterproofing Association in 2019. The EPD asserts that a properly installed, maintained and overlaid SBS-modified bitumen membrane roof with a typical service life of 30 years can be extended to between 50 and 90 years (depending on local building codes and the consideration of extreme weather impact in some geographic areas).
SMOG Reducing Granule (ECO3)
SOPREMA’s ECO3 Granules are designed with a specialized photo-catalyst coating that transforms nitrous oxide (NOx) into water-soluble ions that are then washed away by rainwater.
This process dramatically reduces the amount of ground-level air pollutants that are unhealthy for humans and animals, which lowers the greenhouse gas levels creating healthier cities – essentially replicating what trees and plants do naturally.
A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) roofing membrane comprised of an innovative elastomer binder made from 75% organically-sourced raw materials, and reducing the non-renewable fossil resources used in traditional membranes by 30%.
This premium product is more durable, with more polymer content and higher UV resistance that extends service life to 40 years.
COOL ROOF Membranes
SOPRALENE® and ELASTOPHENE®
Highly-reflective cap sheets with a granulated white surface that provides resistance to weathering and foot traffic. SOPRALENE is reinforced with a tough, dimensionally stable non-woven polyester mat, while ELASTOPHENE is reinforced with a high-quality random glass mat.
SOPRALENE and ELASTOPHENE meet the Cool Roof CRRC emissivity and SRI standards.
Liquid Membrane (white) - Low VOC content
ALSAN RS 230 Field & Flash products are PMMA liquid resins.
High-performance, rapid-setting ALSAN RS 230 Flash is catalyzed with ALSAN RS Catalyst Powder and combined with ALSAN RS Fleece to form a flexible, monolithic, reinforced membrane.
Adhesives and Sealants
SOPREMA offers a complete line of adhesives and sealants with low or ultra-low VOC's. These products were developed to provide numerous installation benefits including a low odor, moisture curing, and an enhanced installation with an HFO blowing agent.
COLPLY® EF Adhesive
COLPLY EF Adhesive offers zero VOC, for a non-hazardous and flameless solution for modified bitumen installation. It is a safe alternative for protecting important buildings like hospitals and schools, while allowing occupants to continue their daily routine inside the building during construction
DUOTACK® SPF HFO Adhesive
DUOTACK two-component, low-rise spray polyurethane foam (SPF) adhesive now features a hydrofluoroolefin (HFO) blowing agent, making it significantly better for the environment, while also enhancing its performance for adhering fleece-back membranes, insulation and coverboards.
DUOTACK® 365 Adhesive
DUOTACK 365 is a low-rise, two-component polyurethane adhesive used to adhere insulation and cover boards to approved substrates. DUOTACK 365’s unique chemistry provides a versatile, quick-setting adhesive that is not susceptible to low relative humidity or temperature.
SENTINEL® Universal Sealant
SENTINEL Universal Sealant is a moisture cured, polyether, elastomeric sealant for use in approved SENTINEL PVC membrane and flashing assemblies. SENTINEL Universal Sealant is a solvent-free sealant that has excellent adhesive qualities and resilient elastomeric properties, and is formulated to bond to most construction materials.
SOPRASEAL® Liquid Flashing
A high quality, 100% solid low-odor elastomeric polyether membrane, SOPRASEAL Liquid Flashing material is designed to provide air and water protection to critical rough openings while sealing joints and creating a seamless transition to air barrier membranes.
SOPRASEAL® LM 203 Air Barrier Membrane
SOPRASEAL LM 203 is a one-component spray applied non-permeable air barrier membrane used in wall construction. SOPRASEAL LM 203 is a water-based, ultra-low VOC liquid product composed of a modified rubber formulation for elongation. This non-flammable, non-permeable air barrier provides moisture protection behind wall claddings such as brick, siding, metal panels, EIFS and stucco. Utilization of a slipsheet is required for stucco cladding.
Board Insulation (Roofing and Walls)
SOPREMA offers two types of insulation for the building envelope. Insulation products can contribute to LEED and other green building certifications through the recycled content and product transparency documents like EPDs and HPDs.
SOPRA-ISO is a rigid polyisocyanurate thermal insulation panel for use in approved multi-ply membrane and flashing assemblies.A Greenguard-approved product
SOPRA XPS (Lowest Global Warming Potential in industry)
SOPRA-XPS is an extruded polystyrene product that is now produced in a new LEED-certified manufacturing site, and made with up to 70% of recycled content, depending on the thickness. The product is produced with an HFO blowing agent, reducing Global Warming Potential by 95% - meaning that emissions are more than 25 tons of CO2 equivalent less than competitive products on a typical 10,000 sq. ft. project.A Greenguard-approved product
Vegetated and Amenity Roofing Systems
SOPRANATURE® vegetated systems offer a wide variety of social, economic and environmental benefits to building owners and communities. In addition to replacing mineral surfaces with permeable and living surfaces within properties, they compensate for the loss of ecosystems caused by urban development.
SOPRANATURE ® Vegetated System
SOPRANATURE vegetated systems are compatible with any SOPREMA commercial roofing and waterproofing product. SOPRANATURE vegetated systems are completed with SOPRAFLORA lightweight soil mixes and plant material available for built-up or modular systems. Additional components are available for stormwater management.
BioWall brings nature’s beauty to your interior and exterior spaces. Our ultra-thin, hydroponic living wall provides regular, meaningful contact with nature to help improve the mental state of those who live and work around it. Easy to install and maintain, BioWall’s long-lived ecologies and broad plant palettes will enhance the air quality and aesthetics of your space for years.
A more sustainable solution for modified bitumen installation.