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HERTALAN® RhinoBond® is an innovative system for the mechanical fixing of HERTALAN® EASY COVER EPDM membranes which makes it unnecessary to perforate the waterproof roof covering during installation.

We were all wondering if the cold, snowy, icy and rainy weather would ever break. Now though, as we bask in the sunshine, might be the time to re-consider your roofing systems and prepare for next winter!

Experience the new dimension of mechanical fixing with the RhinoBond® fixing system and our HERTALAN® Easy Cover EPDM rubber roofing membranes.

HERTALAN® RhinoBond®

HERTALAN® RhinoBond® is an innovative system for the mechanical fixing of HERTALAN® EASY COVER EPDM membranes which makes it unnecessary to perforate the waterproof roof covering during installation.

It is a comprehensive system, whereby the EPDM roofing membranes are fixed to the special roof insulation fixing plates and the roof insulation is fastened to the roof structure. Special pressure distribution plates are used for this, and fixing is achieved by means of induction.

The system consists of HERTALAN® EPDM membranes, RhinoBond® pressure distribution plates (PDP’s) and the RhinoBond® induction welding device including weighted magnetic RhinoBond® heat sinks.

BIG BENEFITS

  No puncture of the EPDM roofing membranes

  Even distribution of wind load (field fastening)

  Efficient quick installation – “saving time and money”

  Can be used in damp, cold weather

  Rapid protection from moisture

  On-site support

The RhinoBond® system offers an efficient and reliable installation method. The EPDM roofing membrane is not punctured so there are fewer chances on the roof where water can penetrate. With the RhinoBond® system up to 30% less mechanical fixings are used in comparison with traditional systems (subject to the wind load zone and the substrate). Because the mechanical fixing is in the main roof membrane the wind load is better absorbed and evenly distributed over the EPDM sheet. As a result the load per fixing point is less and the system can handle more wind with less fixing material.

The fixing system reaches its full potential when combined with our HERTALAN® EASY COVER membranes which are pre-fabricated at our CARLISLE Service Centres into large sheets which in some cases can waterproof the roof in one. This reduces the amount of seaming required on the site and the unique benefits of both products ultimately increases the productivity of the roofing contractor.

INNOVATIVE TECHNIQUE

RhinoBond® is a patented electromagnetic induction welding technique known under the name Sinch®. Once the RhinoBond® fixing points (PDP) have been installed on top of the roof insulation the HERTALAN® EPDM membrane is spread out over the roof. The special coating on the PDP’s is heated using the RhinoBond® welding device, which becomes liquid. It only takes five seconds to heat. The welding device is activated directly above the PDP.

By placing a weighted magnetic RhinoBond® heat sink on the EPDM and the PDP, a strong and durable joint is achieved within 45 seconds. In this manner the underside of the EPDM roofing membrane is attached to the PDP.

HERTALAN® EPDM

The sophisticated EPDM rubber roofing systems from HERTALAN® make permanent flat roof, façade and building waterproofing easier than ever. Whether it be as EPDM membranes, sheets or strips with HERTALAN® we offer the right product for every application, custom-made to your specifications.

Thanks to HERTALAN®’s unique material properties it is unbeatable in terms of flexibility and durability. The Süddeutsches Kunststoff-Zentrum (SKZ), Germany’s largest plastics institute, which tested HERTALAN® EPDM membranes as part of a long-term study has credited the material with a service life of more than 50 years.