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Flexible Membrane

Last updated: May 31, 2018

What Does Flexible Membrane Mean?

A flexible membrane is a type of semipermeable material or a material that acts as a barrier to prevent the transmission of certain substances, yet allows for the passage of others.

For example, some roof coverings are flexible membranes that prevent water penetration, yet allow air passage through the roofing material. This prevents water- and carbon-induced corrosion to metal building structures.


Corrosionpedia Explains Flexible Membrane

Some key benefits of flexible membranes include:

  • Provides a long-term roof protection solution
  • Has a micro porous structure that allows moisture to escape
  • Solvent-free and therefore are benign to human health and safety
  • Made from lightweight material and therefore does not overload existing structures
  • Exhibits excellent adhesion properties to a wide range of industrial materials such as asphalt, copper, glass, concrete and bricks
  • Highly elastic and easily adapts to the shape of the structure
  • Easily applied by brush and roller with no mixing required

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