Opus Roof Blanket Ranks Tops In Walking Traction

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A recent battery of tests performed by a nationally renowned third-party lab ranks Opus Roof Blanket’s one-of-a-kind surface texture the very best in the roofing underlayment industry for walking surface traction.

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Many installers expressed concerns about the slippery feel of many underlayments, especially plastic sheeting underlayment. The results of this third-party testing prove that when it comes to worker safety, Opus is in a category of its own.

A recent battery of tests performed by a nationally renowned third-party lab ranks Opus Roof Blanket’s one-of-a-kind surface texture the very best in the roofing underlayment industry for walking surface traction.

Tests were conducted in accordance with ASTM F1679 using a Variable Incidence Tribometer (VIT). Included in the testing were felt paper, five different brands of plastic sheeting underlayment, and Opus Roof Blanket. Samples were tested for walking traction in all directions while dry and wet. The results show that Opus’s unique composition gives it the best walking traction in any direction, wet or dry, of any underlayment tested.

“We designed and developed Opus based on surveys and feedback from roofing contractors,“ said Ralph Bruno, executive vice president of Propex. “Many installers expressed concerns about the slippery feel of many underlayments, especially plastic sheeting underlayment. The results of this third-party testing prove that when it comes to worker safety, Opus is in a category of its own.”

Opus Roof Blanket is set to debut at the 2010 International Roofing Expo (IRE) in New Orleans, La., on February 22-24. To feel the Opus difference for yourself, visit booth #2361 at IRE. For more information about Opus, visit http://www.OpusRoofBlanket.com.

About Opus Roof Blanket
Opus Roof Blanket is a new roofing underlayment that can be used in place of felt paper and plastic sheeting underlayment under all types of steep-slope roofing materials. Designed with the roofing contractor in mind, Opus is the very best in the industry for worker safety. Utilizing technology never before seen in roofing underlayment, Opus’s one-of-a-kind surface area makes it easy for roofers to snap a chalk line and write on, and its tan color keeps roofs cool on even the hottest days. These benefits and more make Opus Roof Blanket the ideal solution for builders, roofing contractors and professional installers.

About Propex Operating Company, LLC
Propex Operating Company, LLC (http://www.propexbrands.com) is a global leader in the development, design, and manufacturing of brands and products that create advantages for customers. Propex’s footprint covers three continents, with 11 facilities totaling over five million square feet of manufacturing and more than 2,000 teammates focused on the markets the company serves. Often the inventor and always the innovator, Propex has both the heritage and vision which makes it the leader in the marketplace today that will continue to grow in the future in all facets of the company’s business.

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John Pruett
Propex Operating Company, LLC
423-305-3584

Brian Baker
The Johnson Group
423-424-3075

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