ARDEX WPM 150
(Shelterbit 3/160 Membrane) 3.0mm Combined Reinforced APP Bitumen Membrane
ARDEX WPM 150 (Shelterbit 3/160) is an A.P.P. (Atactic Polypropylene) Plastomeric type modified bitumen membrane, consisting of a specially formulated bituminous compound of distilled asphalt modified with selected high grade visco-elastic polymers and reinforced with a polyester reinforcement. ARDEX WPM 150 is coated with either a sanded or talc top surface finish, while the bottom surface is embossed and protected by a heat sensitive polythene film. This type of finish for the lower surface has been chosen for two specific purposes:
1. To act as a temperature gauge during application. When the film melts it shows that the compound is at the correct temperature.
2. The embossing is to allow the gases to rapidly escape when heated to its correct installation temperature avoiding possible problems of bubbling and blistering.
Features and Benefits
A.P.P. modified compound
Excellent cold flexibility to 5oC.
Heat welded laps provide homogenous joint.
Good elastic memory.
Combined reinforcement carrier
High mechanical characteristics.
High puncture resistance.
Will not decay.
ARDEX WPM 150 is used as a single layer or multi-layer tanking membrane in horizontal or vertical applications, also for waterproofing balconies, terraces and roofs.
The application of ARDEX WPM 150 should be carried out by an accredited applicator. Installation shall be strictly in accordance with the manufacturerâ€™s recommendations. All surfaces to which the ARDEX Shelterbit systems are installed must be properly prepared prior to installation. All surfaces must be clean, dry, smooth, and free of sharp edges, fines, loose or foreign materials, oil, grease and other materials which may damage the membrane. New concrete must be cured a minimum of 28 days prior to the installation. ARDEX WPM 150 Apply to all surfaces one coat of ARDEX WPM 240 Bituminous Primer at a coverage rate of 5 square metres per litre and allow to dry thoroughly. Note: when used as an intermediate layer over a base sheet, primer is not required. A layer of ARDEX WPM 150 (Shelterbit Membrane) shall be installed over all surfaces to be treated by LPG torch application techniques by an ARDEX accredited applicator. The ARDEX WPM 150 (Shelterbit Membrane) must be fully bonded with side laps of 7.5cm and end laps of 10cm. The membrane must be detailed in accordance with ARDEX recommendations. Overlaps shall be sealed by torch.
ARDEX WPM 150 is hazardous; non-dangerous goods. However during installation exercise caution when working with open flame. Examine all surfaces to which the flame has been applied for smouldering or burning conditions. Do not use open flame on or near highly combustible materials. Follow all local fire codes.
All rolls of ARDEX WPM 150 should be stored in a covered area protected against sunlight and UV radiation. Rolls should be stored in a vertical position on a smooth floor so as not to damage the edges.
Roll size: 1m x 10m
Roll weight: Approximately 35kg
Rolls per pallet: 28