How to Improve TPO Roofing Installation with TPO Adhesive

TPO AdhesiveSpring is around the corner and crews everywhere are ramping up for prime construction season.  There has been an increasing demand in recent years in both commercial and residential construction for a more energy efficient roofing system that reduces costs and mitigates negative impact to the environment. One roofing product that meets those demands is TPO roofing systems, or single-ply, thermoplastic polyolefin roofing membranes. TPO roofing systems are known for providing heat reflective properties along with the ability to resist damage from exposure to chemicals, ozone and ultraviolet (UV) rays. 

TPO roofing systems provide many additional advantages with easy installation and long-lasting performance.  The first TPO based roofing membranes were introduced in the late 1980s as a nonreinforced sheet, this was soon improved with a membrane containing reinforcing fabric. The market for TPO roofing has increased since that time to hundreds of millions of square feet required annually and only continues to grow. According to, TPO roofing membranes represent the fastest-growing segment in the single ply roofing membrane market in the U.S.

uniBOND® TPO Adhesive

Universal Chemicals & Coatings, Inc., UNICHEM, provides reliable bonding solutions for TPO roofing membranes. Our uniBOND® TPO adhesive is pre-applied to metal roofing pucks and plates, making them ready to install TPO roofing membranes with quick and easy induction heat bonding. Our TPO adhesive activates quickly in under 10 seconds and within a wide ambient temperature range from 0° to 120°F.

UNICHEM’s TPO adhesive bonds TPO roofing membranes to metal quickly and with less heat activation required when compared to other TPO roofing adhesives. uniBOND TPO adhesive is available in a single stage or two-stage system.  By applying UNICHEM’s TPO roofing adhesive with coil coating, roofing plates and pucks are ready to install and provide many benefits including:

  • Waterproof
  • Energy efficient
  • High resistance to wind
  • Reliable bonding with induction heat welding
  • Quick and easy installation with fewer fasteners and plates required per square

UNICHEM is an industry leader in providing high-performance industrial adhesives, chemicals, and coatings. We offer adhesive solutions that outlast and outperform comparable products, with custom designed solutions to meet your specific requirements.

UNICHEM offers more than 50 years of experience in delivering custom chemical and coating solutions to meet the needs of demanding applications. Our highly skilled team possess deep technical knowledge of adhesive technology, resin science and polymer chemistry. Contact us to learn how to improve your roofing applications with uniBOND® TPO roofing adhesive.