Holcim Building Envelope Acquires ZinCo

Holcim has acquired ZinCo, a leader in advanced green roofing systems based in Germany with global operations across Europe, Asia, and the Americas. With its integrated green and solar roofing systems, ZinCo is expanding Holcim’s specification selling approach. Working with partners across the value chain, ZinCo’s tailored solutions are able to bring more nature into cities, improving urban wellbeing from reducing heat island effects to improving air quality. With this acquisition, Holcim is advancing its goal of expanding its Solutions & Products business to 30% of group net sales by 2025,entering the most attractive segments of construction, from roofing systems to insulation and renovation.

Polyglass Celebrates 20 Years of Adeso Technology

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of roofing and waterproofing solutions, recently celebrated two decades of innovation and excellence with its groundbreaking Adeso Technology, marking a transformative journey in the roofing industry. Since its introduction in 2004, Polyglass Adeso Technology has redefined the roofing installation techniques, setting new standards for time efficiency, safety, durability, and versatility throughout the industry. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of Adeso, Polyglass will host a series of events, webinars, and initiatives throughout the year.


Epro Celebrates
 30 Years of Service

Epro Services Inc., an industry leader for extensive waterproofing and vapor mitigation systems for projects across the US and Canada, celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2023. Epro was established in 1993 by David Polk and his partners. Epro launched its signature line of composite systems, E.Series, in 1999. The range of products comprises three waterproofing systems for pre- and post-applied applications. In 2020, EPRO expanded its product and service offerings and its marketplace footprint with the acquisition of Kingfield Construction Products. Later, in 2021, EPRO was proud to directly offer the entire line of Geo-Seal vapor intrusion barrier systems.

SprayWorks Equipment 
Celebrates 15 Years

SprayWorks Equipment, a spray foam and coatings equipment company, is celebrating 15 years in business. The business began in 2008, with owner Jim Davidson and his wife, Debbie, along with just a few employees. The company grew out of three buildings over the years and has since gained 40 employees. Over the past 15 years, SprayWorks Equipment has seen many acquisitions, including Trail Sprayer & Service, an industrial paint, pressure washer and coating equipment company, Dobosh Service Center, an outdoor lawn equipment company, as well as expanded its fabrication and in-house manufacturing departments. In addition to this growth, SprayWorks Equipment has added several OEM equipment, expanded its training to include a spray foam school and roofing school, and offering extensive lines of customer and turn-key rigs as well as material.

Holcim Building Envelope Names New SVP

Holcim Building Envelope has named Lauren Pagano as Senior Vice President of the Adhesives, Coatings, and Sealants (ACS) business unit, which encompasses Gaco and a portfolio of recognized brands for commercial, industrial and residential applications. Pagano will provide leadership for the business unit, including responsibility for strategy, marketing, sales, operations and technology, supply chain, customer service and planning.

Polyglass Named as a 2024 People’s Choice Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program Winner by the International Roofing Expo

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of building envelope and waterproofing solutions, is honored to be included in the Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program with the International Roofing Expo (IRE). The awards program is an industry recognition program that celebrates cutting-edge solutions that are available in the roofing and exteriors industry today.

Polyglass was awarded the People’s Choice Award in the category: Water Proofing, Flashing, Vapor Barriers, Underlayments and Insulation for their PolyanchorÒ products, including Polyanchor HV, Polyanchor, XFR, and Polyanchor SU. The Polyanchor suite of products feature improved tear strength and wind uplift resistance; and are designed to match with Polyglass’ self-adhered membranes creating a multi-ply system.

“We thank all the participants in the IRE People’s Choice Award and are honored to be nominated for our Polyanchor products, which includes Polyanchor HV, Polyanchor XFR, and Polyanchor SU.” States Natalino Zanchetta, President & CEO of Polyglass. “This award reinforces our dedication to providing cutting-edge solutions for our customers. It emphasizes our ongoing commitment to innovation, as we consistently strive to develop products that meet the needs of all roofing systems.”

During the 2024 International Roofing Expo, which took place from February 6-8 in Las Vegas, industry professionals had the opportunity to explore showcased products and services. They participated in casting votes for the People’s Choice Award in eight different categories, with a clear winner recognized in each program category.

“We would like to thank all the companies that participated in our inaugural Innovative Product Showcase and Awards program this year and to those that voted. It’s important for the industry to honor the products and services that are pushing the limits in our market today,” said Rich Russo, Show Director for the International Roofing Expo.“Congratulations to the 2024 award winners!”  

The Innovative Product Showcase and Awards Program recognizes some of the strongest roofing and exteriors brands among the following categories:

  • Business & Technology Software & Services
  • Coatings, Caulks and Sealants
  • Gutters and Roof Drains
  • Roofing Products
  • Safety & Fall Protection
  • Siding & Insulation
  • Tools, Equipment and Machinery
  • Water Proofing, Flashing, Vapor Barriers, Underlayments and Insulation


View the full list of the 2024 Innovative Product Showcase and Award Program winners.

About Polyanchor
Polyanchor®– Polyanchor is a premium, synthetic anchor membrane developed for both light commercial and residential use. Balancing strength and weight, Polyanchor is specially designed to be used as an anchor sheet in low slope applications under Polyglass self-adhere membranes.

Woven of heavy weight polymer fabric, Polyanchor offers superior durability, skid resistance, and a wrinkle free surface resistant to UV breakdown. Polyanchor can serve as a suitable anchor sheet for a variety of substrates.

The Polyanchor line includes:

  • Polyanchor®HV – Polyanchor HV is a nailable anchor sheet specially designed for the temporary protection of steep-slope roofs in areas prone to high winds. Designed with Duofix Technology, Polyanchor HV uses a strong bituminous bonding surface combined with a special tear resistant fiberglass mat to provide superior wind uplift resistance.
  • Polyanchor®XFR – Polyanchor XFR is a fire-rated dual purpose ember and water resistant underlayment. Polyanchor XFR features a plastomeric modified bitumen upper compound and a self-sealing SBS modified compound on the bottom. Polyglass’ patent pending Burn-Shield Technology® provides superior ember resistance. Polyanchor XFR features a slip-resistant embedded mineral aggregate walking surface which contributes to the overall ember resistance of the membrane.
  • Polyanchor® SU– Polyanchor SU is a lightweight, nailable synthetic roof underlayment designed to protect the roof deck. Polyanchor SU is stronger than traditional felts for improved wind resistance, durability through heavy foot traffic and adverse weather conditions.


About International Roofing Expo
The International Roofing Expo® is the premier event for both the commercial and residential roofing and exterior construction industries. The IRE brings the professional community together to help them stay current on trending knowledge and to see the largest selection of products and services. The event helps professionals improve their business through education, exhibitions, and networking. The International Roofing Expo is owned and operated by Informa Markets. The official show sponsor is NRCA and the official show publication is Roofing Contractor.

About Polyglass
Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. is a leading manufacturer of high-quality modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing solutions. Acquired in 2008, Polyglass is a proud member of the Mapei Group; the family owned, 4-billion-dollar global building materials industry leader. Together they represent over 130 years of combined experience in the production and support of building envelope products and solutions, with 90 manufacturing facilities spanning 35 countries on 5 continents.

Polyglass is committed to adding value by producing cutting-edge products that meet or exceed the needs of their customers. Their goal is to provide a professional experience, focusing on quality products and efficient service while meeting the objectives of our shareholders and employees.

Polyglass prides itself on innovative and quality roofing and waterproofing products that exceed the needs and expectations of its customers worldwide. This commitment is demonstrated daily by the people that work for Polyglass, where the customers’ needs always come first. If you are interested in working with us, contact us today!

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Julie Heybroek

Polyglass Launches ModifleeceTM – A Fleeceback SBS (Elastomeric) Base Sheet

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of building envelope and waterproofing solutions, proudly announces the launch of ModifleeceTM, a revolutionary fleece-backed Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene (SBS) modified bitumen roofing membrane base sheet. Designed for the use in multi-ply low-slope roofing systems, Modifleece sets a new standard in roofing technology, offering unparalleled performance and versatility.

Through an innovative laminating process, Modifleece integrates a specially formulated dual compound into the polyester fabric, creating a seamless bond between the two components. The self-adhered side laps are safeguarded by a protective release film, which is removed during application to reveal the aggressive self-adhered SBS compound, ensuring watertight seams.

Key features and benefits of Modifleece:

  • Versatility: Suitable for application directly over irregular or semi-rough substrates, including Lightweight Concrete (LWC), and as a recover option over existing modified bitumen roofing systems
  • Durable Waterproofing: Modifleece serves as a strong and durable waterproofing substrate for additional roofing membrane plies, ensuring long-lasting protection
  • Wind Uplift Resistance: The tough polyester-reinforces bottom surface fabric provides a robust foam adhesive bond, offering superior wind uplift resistance
  • Quick Dry-In System: An adhered non-penetrating system eliminates the need for fasteners, providing a quick dry-in solution
  • Labor savings: the non-penetrating system saves valuable install time when compared to fastened base sheet systems, particularly in high wind areas
  • Cost-Effective Recovery: Ideal for occupied buildings, Modifleece offers a cost-effective and efficient recover option, making it a preferred choice for roofing projects
  • Safe and clean: odorless, no mess, flame-free when used with self-adhered piles
  • Easy Installation: The self-adhered side laps feature an easy installation process, ensuring an immediate watertight seal


For more information about Modifleece and other innovative roofing solutions from Polyglass, please visit our website at: https://polyglass.us/product/modifleece/


About Polyglass
Polyglass USA, Inc. is an ISO 9001:2015 certified manufacturer of modified bitumen roofing and waterproofing solutions. With a keen eye on the evolving needs of the construction industry, Polyglass is dedicated to developing solutions that not only meet but exceed industry standards. To learn more about all of our products visit polyglass.us or contact us today!

Julie Heybroek