Get into the groove

A new formulation for Icopal’s Anderson range means it’s now 30% faster and uses minimal heat for a safe, quality finish.


The elements that make up a ‘quality build’ are numerous: from quality products that provide long-term performance, to easier, safer and faster applications that save time and help reduce

To give contractors the quality they need, manufacturers are continually looking at how their products can provide better long-term performance and take things to another level. Take the Anderson brand as an example. They have invested significantly in their bitumen technology to make installing the company’s Tecnatorch range 30% faster. Not only can you now save time when installing, but the improvements also increase the range’s energy efficiency too.

The Tecnatorch membranes use specially developed SBS modified bitumen blends with a grooved torching surface with a thermofusible film on the underside. These grooves increase the surface area of the bitumen and, as the film is only in contact with the peaks of the grooves, need minimal heat to activate the unique adhesive properties of the bitumen and disperse the thermofusible film. This makes it safer to install as well – heat is channelled quickly along the grooves giving a ‘forward melt’ effect allowing the membranes to be installed up to 30% faster and using 25% less gas – all done while ensuring a 100% secure bond.

The benefits for this roofing system speak for themselves:

• Proven product performance
• Unique groove profile system
• Technically advanced low heat-reactive bitumen
• Exceptional bond strength
• Greater lap security
• Safe low flame application
• Reduced energy consumption
• Easy to handle and apply
• Ideal for use with Total Torch membranes
• FireSmart fire retardant cap sheets available
• BBA approved
• Choice of colours

Not only is Tecnatorch an energy efficient roofing system with mini groove technology, it has a life expectancy of 20 years, providing reassurance for both you, your customer and the environment.