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IKO Polymeric: Innovative solution for energy-efficient production of flexible PVC This article by Alois Billigen, Division Manager Marketing/ Documentation of AZO GmbH + Co. KG, is a case study of systems installed by IKO Polymeric for the production of flexible PVC for roofing membranes.
KO Group is a global manufacturer of high-grade roofing systems. Its subsidiary, IKO Polymeric, whose headquarters are in Chesterfield, Great Britain, was founded in 2005 in order to promote single-layer ply roofing membranes for flat roofs. Since it was first founded, the division has grown from three employees to 80 and it is now the market leader in Great Britain. Roofing membranes from IKO Polymeric are used in both new buildings and in refurbishments. The company offers an extremely broad variety of products for high-performance flat roofing solutions. Since IKO Polymeric's aim was to manufacture the flexible PVC needed to make the roofing membranes at its own site in Chesterfield, provided it could achieve a high level of energy efficiency, the company had planned to invest in a manufacturing plant for flexible PVC. AZO was charged with developing and producing this plant, after winning over the contract against well-known rival firms.
An overview of the plant installed at IKO