MILTON, Ontario, June 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ROXUL Inc, the largest manufacturer of stone wool insulation products in North America, is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Sika® Sarnafil®, the leading global manufacturer of thermoplastic (PVC) roofing membrane, which will introduce new and innovative roofing systems to the North American market.
Sika Sarnafil roof systems that incorporate ROXUL® stone wool insulation, provide superior thermal performance, fire resistance, and sound absorption. As a component of an approved Sika Sarnafil roofing system, ROXUL insulation is included in Sika Sarnafil warranty programs. In addition, ROXUL will offer a limited guarantee of 100% of the published R-value(s) of the insulation to match the waterproofing warranty up to 30 years.
"We are excited about the momentum that ROXUL roofing products are gaining in the marketplace, and believe it will continue to grow as a result of this new partnership," said Brian Le Voguer, Vice President, Building Envelope for ROXUL Inc. in North America. "Energy efficiency and fire safety are of growing concern year over year and to partner ROXUL and Sika together brings to the design community the confidence of working with two global leaders that are focused on sustainable roofing solutions."
"Both companies have a particularly strong focus on energy efficiency and sustainability," said Stan Graveline, Vice President Technical Services for Sika Sarnafil. "Stone wool insulation is therefore a natural fit, offering a range of sustainable benefits for our customers."
About Sika AG
Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, facades). Sika is a leader in processing materials used in sealing, bonding, damping, reinforcing and protecting load-bearing structures. Sika's product lines feature high-quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Worldwide local presence in 80 countries and some 15,200 employees link customers directly to Sika and guarantee the success of all partners. Sika generated annual sales of CHF 4.829 billion in 2012. For more information about Sika Sarnafil in the U.S. including Canton, MA visit http://usa.sarnafil.sika.com/.
ROXUL Inc., headquartered in Milton, Ontario, is a subsidiary of ROCKWOOL International, the world's largest producer of stone wool insulation. ROCKWOOL International is a publicly held company, which trades on the Copenhagen Stock Exchange. Operating 27 factories worldwide, the ROCKWOOL Group employs over 9,800 people and features a global network of sales companies, trade offices and dedicated commercial partners. ROXUL products are thermally efficient, non-combustible, sound absorbent, water repellent, non-corrosive and are resistant to mold, fungi and bacteria growth. For more information about ROXUL products or to find a specifications sales representative in your area, please visit www.rspec.com.
SOURCE ROXUL Inc.