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Renovated meat processing factory in Serbia goes for RubberGard EPDM

Extensive renovation works were carried out at the Mitros meat processing factory in Sremska Mitrovica, Serbia, following its acquisition by Gierlinger Holding, an Austrian company that specializes in processed meat products such as bacon, ham, sausages and spreads.

The original 9,000 m² roof build-up, consisting of concrete elements covered with a bitumen membrane, was deteriorated and overstressed and needed to be renovated.

One of the main challenges of this project was that it was not possible to drill the concrete substrate. Therefore, a durable, non-penetrating roofing system was needed. In addition, the vaulted shape of the roof required a flexible membrane that could be installed quickly and easily.

After considering several different proposals, the building owner decided to go for a Firestone RubberGard EPDM fully adhered system, as proposed by a local Firestone partner. This experienced roofing contractor completed the renovation of the roofing system in 60 days.

Membrane: Firestone RubberGard™ EPDM  
Thickness: 1.1 mm
Surface: 9,000 m²
Roofing system: Fully adhered (FAS)
Project completion date:     May 2016