Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Concrete Canvas Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Cologne, Germany Waterproof Membranes 2016 - Concrete CanvasThe early bird registration deadline for Waterproof Membranes 2016 is September 2. Save roughly €120 (including VAT) on registration for this 10th edition of this annual conference from AMI.
Waterproof Membranes 2016 will be held in Cologne, Germany  7 – 9 November 2016. Geosynthetica is a media partner to the event.


Geosynthetic, architectural membrane, green roof, engineered materials manufacturing, and other experts are well represented in the early registrations. Participating companies include:

  • Allnex Belgium
  • Amut
  • Arlanxeo Netherlands
  • Axter
  • BTM Bitumlu Tecrit Mad. San. Tic.
  • Busscher & Hoffmann
  • Carl Spaeter
  • Carlisle Construction Materials
  • China Building National Waterproof Association
  • Concrete Canvas
  • Confederatie Bouw Afwerking
  • Cray Valley (Total)
  • Cytec Solvay Group
  • De Boer Waterproofing Solutions
  • Delcotex Delius Techtex
  • Derbigum
  • Dow Chemical
  • Dow Elastomers
  • Dupont de Nemours International
  • Duraproof Technologies
  • DWI Dermabit Waterproofing Industries
  • ExxonMobil Chemical Central Europe
  • ExxonMobil Petroleum & Chemical
  • Fatra
  • FDT Flachdach Technologie
  • Fixfast
  • GAF
  • Goulston Technologies
  • ILD Deutschland
  • Infiana Germany
  • James Dewhurst
  • Johns Mansville Sales
  • Kirson Industrial Reinforcements
  • KraussMaffei Berstorff
  • LEISTER Technologies
  • Magnelec
  • Milliken & Co.
  • Milliken Europe
  • Mitteldeutsches Bitumenwerk
  • Normet International
  • Paramelt Veedam
  • Politex SAS Di Freudenberg Politex
  • Polyglass
  • Protan
  • RLA Polymers
  • Royal Adhesives & Sealants
  • SFS Intec
  • SGS Intron
  • Sika Services
  • Sika Technology
  • Sioen Industries Veranneman Technical Textiles
  • Solvay
  • Stirling Lloyd Polychem
  • Swisspor Management
  • Ter Hell & Co.
  • TRI Environmental
  • TechnoNICOL
  • Vitrulan Technical Textiles
  • Wattex

Table-top exhibit space is still available. Contact Giulia Esposito (ge@amiplastics.com) with inquiries.


The conference includes a mix of geotechnical/civil and architectural topics, such as membrane durability, water conservation, manufacturing innovations, market statistics, and more. Presentations of note for geosynthetics professionals include:

“Geosynthetic cementitious composite mats – a new class of waterproof membranes”
Mr. William Crawford, Director, CONCRETE CANVAS Ltd., United Kingdom

“A review of the European membranes market: which trends may shape its future?”
Mrs. Sylvia Tabero, Senior Project Consultant, AMI CONSULTING, United Kingdom

“Low slope commercial roofing in the US: trends in green technology”
Mr. Samir Ibrahim, Director Design Services, CARLISLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS, United States

“Latest generation of textile reinforcements: case study on improved wind uplift resistance in roofing membranes”
Mr. Howard Haselden, Technical Services & Development Mgr. Reinforcements, MILLIKEN & Co., United States

“Polyolefin elastomer solutions in infrastructure membranes: flexible, fire performing and sustainable”
Dr. Varun Thakur, Associate TS&D Scientist, DOW ELASTOMERS, Switzerland

“Environmental product declaration: pitfalls for European harmonization”
Dr. Ulbert Hofstra, Senior Consultant, SGS INTRON B.V, Netherlands


The 20-presentation conference offers significant networking and interaction time for the 150 – 200 participants and table top exhibitors. An opening reception will be held the evening of November 7. November 8 features a full day of presentations and an optional conference dinner (tickets to be reserved ahead of time, as space is limited). November 9 also has a full day of presentations, concluding with tea at 15:50.
A special room rate is available for delegates at the conference venue, the Maritim Hotel, Cologne. Contact the reservation department and state that you are attending ‘AMI’s Waterproof Membranes 2016.
Learn more and register online
Download the Waterproof Membranes 2016 program (PDF)