Showcasing superior antimicrobial product protection for roofing
The International Roofing Expo (IRE) is the largest roofing and exterior event in North America, welcoming home builders, contractors, designers and building manufacturers from around the globe to drive innovation forward.
Making its debut at this year’s International Roofing Expo, MicroGuard™ will be the main talking point for Microban International. Our team of experts will be on-hand to answer questions about this latest innovation, including how it works in PVC, EVA and PU foam applications.
Date: March 7-9, 2023
Location: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Centre, Dallas TX
Stand: Booth 8725, Halls A-E
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Why should manufacturers consider antimicrobial roofing materials?
Roofing materials are exposed to the elements all day, every day, for years. The environmental stresses caused by weather, sunlight and temperature variations can all lead to degradation over time. Even the most durable materials provide ample opportunity for microbial accumulation, commonly leading to mold and mildew setting in.
Whilst roof damage may be gradual, a poorly performing roof can result in serious structural damage to the rest of the building, leading to large maintenance costs and a risk to human safety.
That’s where Microban built-in antimicrobial technologies can help roofing manufacturers enhance material performance against mold and mildew. Antimicrobial roofing membranes powered by Microban benefit from 24/7/365 protection for the expected lifetime of the product, meaning they will stand up to demanding conditions.
On top of that, according to a recent AYTM survey, 94.5% of respondents would be more likely to purchase a property if it featured antimicrobial surfaces and building materials.
Meet the Microban IRE team
Dr Souvik Nandi
Vice President of Technology and Innovations
Souvik Nandi is the Vice President of Technology and Innovation at Microban. Souvik leads the Microban technical team and manages the company innovation pipeline including new product innovation and implementation of new technologies at customers. He is also responsible for regulatory and product stewardship affairs at Microban and the extensive testing laboratories.
Souvik joined Microban in Dec 2022. He brings a unique chemical engineering perspective and a wealth of industry experience. Prior to Microban, Souvik was the Director of Technology at Johns Manville, responsible for global product and process development. He has spent 17 years in the building materials and construction industry with rich insights into products used for these markets and customer needs.
Senior Director, Business Development (Americas)
Eric Blaeser is the Senior Director, Business Development overseeing all business activity for Microban in the Americas territories. He has worked over the last 30 years in both a commercial and engineering capacity in industries such as packaging, commodity chemicals and fiber production with category-leading organizations including Celanese, Fiber Industries and Wellman.
Eric earned his Bachelor’s in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech and his MBA from Queens College, and holds two well regarded US patents. His dual expertise in technology and business provides the perfect background for his work with Microban and their 800+ partners worldwide.