Carlisle® Construction Materials (CCM) is pleased to announce that a revolutionary change is coming to the roofing industry. Construction has begun on CCM’s sixth TPO manufacturing line, which will produce the commercial roofing industry’s first 16’-wide TPO membranes. Located in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, the new line will add to CCM’s industry-leading production capacity with the widest TPO sheets on the market.
Since Carlisle introduced a 12’ sheet in 2001, it has been the widest width available for TPO roofing. Wider TPO membranes have been an ongoing customer request, particularly with the steady increase in adhered and induction welded assemblies. Contractors who use CCM’s new 16’-wide TPO can expect significant labor savings and improved installation quality because there will be fewer rolls to handle, more than 25% fewer seams to weld, and less packaging waste to dispose of at the end of the project. Reducing packaging waste is a key element in CCM’s sustainability efforts. The construction project is underway, with production of 16’-wide TPO to begin in early 2022. The new manufacturing line will create dozens of jobs for residents of Carlisle and the surrounding area.