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Solutions for the Future: A Wealth of Expertise Gained over Many Years in Every Aspect of Thermoplastic Membranes

ESWA represents the leading producers of thermoplastic roofing membranes in Europe. Together these manufacturers have developed over 85 % market share in Europe. ESWA's mission is to represent and promote the interests of its industry and be its voice vis-à-vis the European institutions.

Its objectives include the promotion of innovative and safer solutions from manufacture to application and to providing optimum economic and ecological benefits to the specifiers of its products.

Green Roofs


Thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing membranes preserve valuable resources and take care of health and safety.

ESWA Member Companies have committed themselves to environmental policies linked to the whole life cycle of their products. This starts with production procedures and takes in all future processes through to ultimate replacement.

Also due to the variety of application options, (for example in the field of green roofs for rainwater retention, artificial lakes, water-retention basins and canals) Member's products allow interesting and important environmental concepts and solutions.

Voluntary Commitment of ESWA

The roofing membrane sector, represented by ESWA, commits to recycle increasing quantities of end-of-life roofing and waterproofing membranes at the end of life of the products. End-of-life membranes are collected and recycled with ESWA ROOFCOLLECT®. The commitment is to recycle at least 50% of the collectable, available quantity of end-of-life roofing and waterproofing membranes. The start-up of new recycling schemes and the improvement of the existing programs will be the basis for the implementation of its ambitious objectives.

Members are already engaged in plastics recycling procedures in order to minimise waste levels. Their recycling program is well established and "waterproof". It is not just put down on paper, but works in practice. New raw material is generated from the old roofing membranes without damaging nature or the environment. A complete processing cycle, starting and ending with first class products, to protect buildings in a secure and long-term way.

Our partner organisations for more circularity and sustainability:

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