Kemper System has been focussing on and supporting key environmental goals for many years.
Environmental protection, environmentally-friendly production and the careful handling of resources are the basic principles of our corporate philosophy.
Wherever possible, research and development at Kemper System focuses on replacing crude oil-based raw materials with renewable ones. The product range is being continuously evolved in accordance with international standards.
Sustainable liquid-applied waterproofing – Is that really possible? Yes! KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR is a solvent-free and odourless waterproofing system applied in liquid form that meets all environmental and long-term performance requirements.
80% of the resins in KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR are derived from the seeds of the tropical castor plant (ricinus communis) a sustainable resource that for every kilogram of castor oil produced in place of a petroleum-based polyol, there is a reduction of nearly 3.5 kilograms of Carbon Dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere.
A cradle-to-gate study commissioned by the Department of Energy (DOE) reported that there are essentially zero net greenhouse gas emissions from the production of castor oil. Added to that the reinforcement fleece we use contains a 25% recycled plastic bottle content.
Other products within our range of waterproofing solutions, such as KEMPERDUR® TC surfacing or KEMPERTEC® D-Primer, are also solvent-free and produced from renewable resources.
An independent certification programme for the third-party verification of sustainable building development and not of products, although the individual products do contribute to the building’s overall assessment. Read more about LEED points and the listing for KEMPEROL® 2K-PUR
Kemper System manufacture [polyester / polyurethane / polymethylmethacrylate] systems, which comply with the BREEAM generic element ratings for roof constructions as listed in the Green Guide to Specification website.
Cold applied liquid roofing membranes have been recognised by BRE to help roofing elements achieve A+ rating (depending on the roof construction), demonstrating the sustainability and low environmental impact of this chemistry type. More Info
Green roofs and living walls have significant advantages for climate control, noise protection and heat insulation. They protect against UV rays and offer an additional habitat for flora and fauna.
Kemperol waterproofing is FLL certified as root resistant without additional protective layers. The homogenous waterproofing, which bonds to the substrate, provides permanent protection against moisture penetration damage and is an ideal base layer for green roof and living wall projects.
Kemper System Ltd are members of the Green Roof Organisation (GRO) - the independent UK body representing the industry trade associations, manufacturers and key players within the green roofing sector. GRO sets out to promote the green roof concept provide suitable guidelines to both manufacturers and installers and to recognise and promote correctly trained green roofing companies.
The proven longevity of Kemperol waterproofing in use, is also a key aspect in terms of sustainability. It is a long term solution that will continue to be effective long after other systems have failed.
When carrying out renovation work, application usually occurs directly onto the old substrate, avoiding costly removal and transport off site to become landfill.
This can also have the added benefit of reducing the duration and cost of your project.
Kemper System is fully committed to the conservation of natural resources. For many years, the existing environmental management system in accordance with DIN ISO 14001 has been guaranteeing regulated environmental processes, providing an excellent framework for environmental protection. All our production sites operate a fully automated and fully closed process that keeps waste and emissions to a minimum.
Kemper System has signed the chemical industry’s unique global initiative ‘Responsible Care’ .