• Sector: Confectionery industry
• Tipology of work: Waterproofing based on polyurea product STARFLEX HR-S
• Substrates: bituminous membrane and steel panels
WHO IS THE COMPANY?
ICAM is an ambassador all over the world for the exceptional Italian quality in the art of chocolate production.
Behind this role are the specific production choices of the company, an effective expression of the philosophy that has always guided the Agostoni family, at the helm of the company since its foundation in 1946.
Although it is certainly the essence of ICAM, passion is not the only element that makes the company what it is today: creativity, cutting-edge techniques and technologies and a careful look at market trends all contribute to the success collected by chocolate produced by the Lecco-based company with consumers all over the world.
In 2008, the foundation stone of the new production center in Orsenigo, in the province of Como, was laid with 15,000 m² of surface, with bituminous membrane roofing and steel panels. MPM together with its partners, aspires to solve the problems of water infiltration and the resistance of the seals, typical situation of this type of substrate.
The Mpm solution in this case was a seamless waterproofing system called STARFLEX,ideal for renovating old membranes without removing existing roofs and easily applicable by airless spray, with the advantages of eliminating the problem of complex geometries.Another important advantage, the possibility to choose the light color, preferably light gray or white, in order to improve the solar reflectance on the roof.
The first phase was the application of STARFOAM 35/40 polyurethane foam with a density of 30/35 Kg / mc and a thickness of 3-4 cm.The second phase was the application of the STARFLEX HR-S liquid polyurea membrane in the soft extended version.
This product allows reaching> 300% elongation with good mechanical and crack-bridging properties.
The waterproofing sector is today an important topic in the building world because it reduces demolition costs due to infiltrations that increase the durability of the structures.But choosing the correct system requires precise evaluation and design of the existing roof.
The system included the following products:
• PRIMER/ POLYURETHANE FOAM: STARFOAM 35/40
• POLYUREA: STARFLEX HR-S