In 2014, Kemper System is celebrating a golden jubilee: liquid-applied waterproofing was born back in 1964. The company founder, Dr. Kemper, initially waterproofed on a trial basis a number of roofs at the VW plant in Baunatal with fibre-glass reinforced polyester resins, the precursor of fleece-reinforced elastic polyester resins which were subsequently marketed as Kemperol.
50 years ago Kemper System launched a brand new waterproofing technology. It marked the beginning of a success story that quickly turned Kemperol into a synonym for liquid waterproofing. The seamless liquid waterproofing boasted material properties which traditional products at that time failed to do. For instance, a homogenous and permanently elastic seamless surface as well as full surface bonding to the substrate.
Nowadays, roof waterproofing with liquid synthetic materials is classified as a regulated product for which European-wide standard testing and approvals can be applied. Production is subject to strict internal and external test procedures. The test reports and certificates awarded to Kemper System document the high quality requirements that must be met by liquid waterproofing materials. However, modern-day waterproofing systems are not only intended to protect, seal and increase the longevity of flat roofs. Today, they can be universally applied and are governed by well-established regulations.