Canton, Mass. – February 26, 2002 – Sarnafil, Inc., a world-wide leading manufacturer of thermoplastic roofing and waterproofing systems, announces the availability of its EnergySmart thermoplastic membranes in 10-foot widths by 100-foot lengths. The 10-foot wide membranes offer significant installation cost advantages: fewer rolls to handle and up to 35 percent fewer seams to weld. * “Roofing contractors across the U.S. have been asking for Sarnafil to produce wider rolls and we’ve responded,” says Brian Whelan, Sarnafil’s vice president of sales and marketing. “The wider membrane will help roofing contractors improve rooftop efficiency.” The new 10-foot wide membranes are available for both mechanically attached and adhered applications. Sarnafil’s EnergySmart Roof® membranes have a highly reflective, lacquer coated weathering surface that can reduce the amount of energy required to maintain comfort in an air-conditioned building by decreasing heat flow through the building envelope. All Sarnafil EnergySmart membranes meet the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® standards for white reflective roofing.“Our roofing membrane uses the same basic formulation it did when we first began manufacturing it in Switzerland in the 1960’s,” adds Whelan. “That’s important in the roofing industry because the only true test of a roof’s performance is how it stands up over time in real world conditions.”* For a typical 100,000 square foot building, versus using six foot wide membranes.