What is TPO Roofing?
TPO-based products have been used in various applications, including the automobile industry since the 1980s, and have seen their usage continue to expand. In 1989, TPO-based membrane moved into the roofing industry as a non-reinforced sheet. In 1993, the original non-reinforced TPO membrane was replaced with membranes containing reinforcing fabric. Since that time, the TPO single-ply roofing market has grown to hundreds of millions of square feet annually with TPO membrane comprising the fastest growing segment of the U.S. single-ply roofing industry.
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Thermoplastic polyolefin membrane is based on polymers defined by ASTM D 5538, Practice for Thermoplastic Elastomers — Terminology and Abbreviations, as a thermoplastic elastomer - olefinic. A thermoplastic elastomer is a diverse family of rubber-like materials that, unlike conventional thermoset rubbers, can be reprocessed and recycled like thermoplastic materials. Thermoplastic polyolefins are in the thermoplastic elastomer family and are commonly referred to as TPO in the single-ply roofing industry. Click Here for the Full Article