- About Bituver
Bituver is the brand with which Isover Saint-Gobain enters the world of bituminous waterproofing membranes and impact sound insulation.
The bitumen polymer membranes are produced in Chieti plant, where careful tests are carried out on the quality of the raw materials used for the mixes, their mutual compatibility, the mechanical performances of the reinforcement and the quality of the surface finishes.
Located in the Val Pescara industrial area in Chieti, the BITUVER plant was acquired from Balzaretti Modigliani with the name of “Protexa”.
The production of bituminized felts started in 1972, thus initiating a development process, which subsequently led to the installation of other production plants, reaching the current level of 3 production lines.
Bituver is one of the leading Italian manufacturers of bituminous membranes and boasts considerable experience in the manufacture of special membranes such as self-protecting ones with metal sheets (aluminium and copper).
As a result of the ongoing quest for quality, the Chieti plant has been certified in compliance with the UNI EN ISO 9002 standard since 1994 and, then, UNI EN ISO 9001 since 2004.
The BITUVER range of bitumen polymer membranes is certainly among the most complete on the market. Thanks to 3 different production lines available, BITUVER is capable of manufacturing any type of product.
Without doubt, one great distinguishing feature of BITUVER that stands out is its production flexibility. In fact, different types of compounds, reinforcing, coatings, self-protection, etc. are used and materials with characteristics different from the usual manufacturing standards are produced even for limited batches.
What does BITUVER produce?
BITUVER produces bitumen polymer membranes in its Chieti plant for waterproofing flat roofs, pitch roofs, bridges and viaducts, earth retaining walls and foundations, meeting all the requirements with traditional, self-adhesive, thermo-adhesive, light, root-proof and dimpled membranes and other special products.
Moreover, BITUVER produces felts for sound absorption and has a wide range available to meet all the requirements linked to this sector.
The BITUVER world also includes roof tile underfelts acting as a vapour barrier, vapour retarder, breathable sheeting, perforated membrane as vapour diffusion layer; laminated membranes with thermal insulation; bituminous shingles of various colours and shapes, sound absorption membranes for walls; roofing felts.
BITUVER also offers liquid or powder products such as bitumen primers, liquid membranes, cement waterproofing, cold asphalt, protective paints and adhesives for panels.
BITUVER innovation also proposes perfect integration between insulation and waterproofing, the company’s core business, through its new CALIFORNIA range made up of reflective paints and self-protecting aluminium membranes specifically painted and treated to obtain very high reflectivity and high emissivity (high SRI) with consequent consistent energy savings thanks to the reduction of summer air-conditioning costs. Besides, California range helps sustainable environment by reducing the “heat island” effect.
BITUVER is part of the Saint-Gobain Group; this makes it possible to provide integrated solutions without equal in the world of membranes, as in the case of the Positive Roof, an integrated system for waterproof insulated photovoltaic roofs.