30-Year Milestone Reached for Polyglass USA

How better to mark three decades of reliable and cutting-edge product development for the U.S. roofing and waterproofing industry than to set sights on another 30 years of exciting business development and growth?

With CEO Natalino Zanchetta at its helm and the support of the Mapei® Group, such are Polyglass USA’s plans. The company now looks to expand into new markets and extend its product lines to offer high-performance waterproofing solutions for the building envelope.

A New and Exciting Chapter of Growth Ahead

Expanding capacity, new lines, and new plants are on the horizon of our growth,” Zanchetto shared in a recent interview for the Realtà Mapei Magazine. “We will double pretty much every plant that we have right now, and we will also create new products…We are expanding our product lines in the building envelope to seal the whole building from the foundation, below grade, building envelope, and to the roof.”

Continuously “evolving through innovation,” Polyglass USA has come a long way since opening its first manufacturing facility and headquarters in Fernley, Nevada, in 1992. With five state-of-the-art manufacturing plants operating across the U.S. and two more planned in Canada and the Caribbean, expansion plans into new markets are well underway.

Polyglass over 30 years celebration

New Waterproofing Solutions for the Building Envelope

Polyglass’ structural waterproofing solutions for the building envelope now include pre-applied and vertical blind-side waterproofing, post-applied foundation wall waterproofing, waterproofing primers, and accessories.

Below-Grade Waterproofing Membranes

  • Pre-applied: Mapeproof™ AL PRO is a pre-applied, fully bonded HDPE waterproofing membrane that is ideal for horizontal slabs and vertical blind-side applications. Mapeproof AL PRO bonds integrally to poured concrete, forming an adhesive bond, and is designed to protect below-grade structures from water intrusion and lateral water migration.
  • Post-applied: Mapethene™ LT60 and Mapethene™ HT60 are post-applied self-adhered waterproofing membranes for below-grade structures and elevated decks. Mapethene LT60 is ideal for low-temperature applications (between 25°F – 60°F / -4°C – 16°C), while Mapethene HT60 is suitable for installations where the ambient temperature is above 40°F (5°C). Both membranes are cold applied without using flames.

Below-Grade Waterproofing Primers

  • Solvent-based: Mapeprime™ 710 is a low-VOC, solvent-based adhesive primer for Mapethene LT60/HT60 and is also for vertical and horizontal applications. The primer is quick-drying and improves the adhesion of LT60/HT60 membranes to many substrates.
  • Water-based: Mapeprime™ 720W is a water-based and non-flammable adhesive primer for Mapethene LT60/HT60. It is also quick-drying and used for vertical and horizontal applications and can be used to attach Mapedrain™ drainage boards or mats to Mapethene™ and Mapeseal 250GC.



30-Year Milestone Message From Mapei Group

Co-CEOs and Global Development Directors of the Mapei Group, Veronica and Marco Squinzi, had the following message to share with the Polyglass USA community:

“On the occasion of our 30th anniversary of production in the United States, we wanted to wish you congratulations on all your achievements… We have been proud to have Polyglass as part of the Mapei Group [since 2008], and we are very pleased with the tremendous growth of Polyglass over this time.

“We are very excited [about] what the future will bring for Polyglass in the U.S., and we look forward to continuing to support your growth and expansion. We would like to wish the entire Polyglass community greater success in 2022 and for the next 30 years.”

Polyglass USA looks forward to celebrating 30 years of innovation in the U.S. building and roofing industry this year at upcoming trade shows and events.

Contact us today for more information about our new waterproofing product lines and services.