Sustainability in Waterproofing Solutions is at the heart of Winkler’s activities since the company’s inception. It is a fundamental part of the company’s mission to develop and implement a new approach to the construction sector. The combination of chemical products on one side and technology on the other side has allowed the development of effective waterproofing solutions, easily accessible by roofers and construction workers in general. Today, the company offers one of the widest ranges of waterproofing products available on the market, including customised solutions that meet clients’ specific needs.
Winkler’s approach to sustainability
Since 1996, Winkler acknowledged that it is fundamental to respect the world we live in, and therefore started to study and deliver solutions that have a low impact on the environment and respect human health.
Sustainability strategy: WinklerSafe
Winkler adopted a multi directions strategy, crafting a new technology called WinklerSafe. The main advantage of this technology is the fact that it was simultaneously developed in distinctive areas.
First of all, Winkler was the first company in Italy to abolish all solvent-based products in the waterproofing industry.
This led to the development of advanced water-based products, able to provide unique performances. Winkler, thanks to its research and development team, created a full range of highly performing water-based products that:
- Are Eco-friendly;
- Preserve users’ health;
- Meet performance requirements in terms of easy application, resistance, durability and consumption.
Last but not least important, Winkler is committed to continuously improve the manufacturing chain by using advanced raw materials. In addition to that, the company invests in plants that are contributing to achieve a zero environmental impact production cycle.
Winkler’s recognitions in the sustainability field
In recognition to the way the company has developed and implemented sustainability in waterproofing, with an appropriate system that monitors the environmental impacts of its activities, Winkler was awarded the ISO 14001 Certification (Italy UNI EN ISO 14001: 2004).
Also, in 2012, another step was taken towards this direction, when Winkler USA joined the US Green Building Council, which “is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost- efficient and energy-saving green building”.
Winkler’s sustainable and water- based products
Some of Winkler’s solvent-free products are:
- Wingum Plus H20. A coloured, ready to use fibered water- based elastomeric waterproofing liquid membrane that offers extraordinary resistance to water stagnation, aging and UV rays. It is CRRC (Cool Roofing Rating Council) Rated Product compliant with California Energy Commission Title 24, compliant with Los Angeles Green Building Code requirements.
- Skermo Terrazze. A transparent water repellent for the waterproofing of balconies, terraces and vertical concrete or masonry structures. It is a solvent- free product with 100% active material, able to penetrate in depth guaranteeing long term durability. It can be applied over ceramic, stoneware, terracotta floors, clinker, concrete and other cementitious floors.
- Winkler One. A primeless hybrid material comprised of 100% active ingredient with zero VOC, extremely easy to apply over a wide variety of substrates such as concrete, roofing boards, granulated or smooth torched down mod bit, BUR, cap, sheets and more.
A sustainable future at Winkler’s
Winkler believes that everybody’s contribution is vital to improve the quality of our life. We translate this belief in our investment in technological progress combined with Winkler’s innovative approach in order to pursue the path of sustainability in waterproofing products.