RhinoBond is an alternative insulation and membrane attachment system for TPO and PVC membranes. The system uses the same fastener and plate to secure both the insulation and the membrane to the deck without penetrating the roofing material. The result is a Factory Mutual-approved system that does not create any point of entry for moisture, requires fewer fasteners and provides superior wind uplift performance.
RhinoBond is based on patented electromagnetic induction welding technology. Just place the RhinoBond tool on the membrane directly over the specially coated plate and activate it to bond the underside of the membrane to the plate.
For years mechanically attached system installation was based on in-seam fastening patterns. With the RhinoBond system, you have to think outside the seams. Simply determine the number of RhinoBond fasteners required to achieve the desired rating based on the wind uplift requirements. There are no seam fasteners required with the RhinoBond system. Since the fastening points are spread across the entire roof in a grid pattern, the uplift load is distributed more evenly and the system can achieve higher wind ratings with fewer fasteners.
The RhinoBond system includes specially coated plates, sold in pails of 500. Plates are available for TPO and PVC membranes and can be installed with several OMG fasteners. RhinoBond is compatible with polyisocyanurate and many other installation types and aproved for use by most roof system manufacturers.
RhinoBond is the ideal alternative for installing thermoplastic roof covers in metal retrofit applications. The fasteners are installed into the purlins for maximum uplift resistance, yet they do not have to be placed in the seams of the membrane. Therefore, membrane width and orientation are no longer factors in metal retro applications.
Traditional in-seam fastening
RhinoBond fastening pattern across the deck