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Sika Sarnafil Announces New Sikaplan FB3 System

Dec 18, 2019 - CANTON, Mass.


Sika, the worldwide market leader in thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes, is pleased to announce the release of its new Sikaplan FB3 System, a time-saving, cost-effective recover solution to go directly over existing TPO and EPDM roofs and meet fire code requirements.


The Sikaplan FB3 System utilizes a new Sikaplan Feltback membrane that features a 3-4 ounce felt backing rather than the standard 9-ounce backing. This mechanically attached system is designed specifically for use in single-ply recover applications over TPO and EPDM without having to remove the old system.


“The Sikaplan FB3 System will help provide roofing contractors with a proven performer while saving on material and labor costs,” said Bill Bellico, Director of Marketing for Sika Sarnafil. “This solution completely eliminates the need to install a coverboard or loose-lay a roll of thick felt over the old system as a separation layer before installing a new one.”


Currently, a TPO or EPDM membrane generally cannot be installed over another TPO or EPDM system and meet the fire resistance requirements for roof systems as noted in the International Building Code (IBC). The felt backing of Sikaplan Feltback acts as an inexpensive separation layer between the two incompatible membrane types, while the inherent fire performance of PVC allows it to be approved for fire ratings.


By removing the added price of the hardboard or the loose felt product, as well as the labor to install said product, the Sikaplan FB3 System excels as a quick, cost-effective option for single-ply recover applications over TPO and EPDM roofs. Sikaplan Feltback will be available in 10-foot rolls of White, 60 mil membrane beginning in mid-2018.


To learn more about the Sikaplan FB3 System, please click here or call 800-576-2358. 



Sika AG, located in Baar, Switzerland, is a globally active specialty chemicals company. Sika supplies the building and construction industry as well as manufacturing industries (automotive, bus, truck, rail, solar and wind power plants, façades). Sika’s product lines feature high‐quality concrete admixtures, specialty mortars, sealants and adhesives, damping and reinforcing materials, structural strengthening systems, industrial flooring, as well as roofing and waterproofing systems. Sika has subsidiaries in 97 countries around the world and manufactures in over 190 factories. Its more than 17,000 employees generated annual sales of CHF 5.75 billion in 2016. For more information about Sika Corporation in the U.S. including Canton, MA, visit




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Sika Roofing is the world-wide leader in PVC membranes and coatings for roofing and waterproofing applications. The Sarnafil, Sikaplan and Sikalastic brands have been trusted for more than 55 years on high profile jobs all over the world in any type of climate. Our EnergySmart Roof is a light-colored, reflective membrane that meets ENERGY STAR and CRRC standards for cool roofing, helping owners to reduce building cooling costs. Sarnafil Decor Roof Systems simulate the look of standing seam metal with a PVC extruded rib, providing the watertight benefits of thermoplastic with the look of architectural metal.  Stop by our booth to find out about the other innovative products and systems we are introducing this year and how we can protect your next project.

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