AGAWAM, Mass. — The RhinoBond System and Etanco, OMG distribution partner in Spain, have been awarded a prestigious 2017 NAN Architecture and Construction Prize at a ceremony in Barcelona, Spain on Nov. 30.

Based on Etanco’s excellent work in Spain, the RhinoBond System was recognized as one of Europe’s most advanced methods of securing single-ply membranes (TPO and PVC).  Etanco has used RhinoBond on more than fifty projects representing more than 250,000 m2 (2.7 million square-feet) of installed single-ply membrane. Based in Madrid, Spain, Etanco has been a partner with OMG Roofing Products since 2015.

“This is not only a superb award for the RhinoBond System,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products, “But more importantly it recognizes the great work that Etanco has done with RhinoBond in Spain. We are very pleased with our partnership and with the great work Etanco does.”

The magazine NAN Arquitectura y Construcción and its publishing company, Grupo TPI, award prizes in both project and construction material categoriesEl plazo de candidaturas estará abierto hasta el próximo 1 de septiembre de 2017.. Material awards are provided in several categories, including for companies which have excelled in R & D, innovation, quality and design of the materials they manufacture, market, distribute or install in works and reforms. Se valorará la excepcionalidad y los esfuerzos, prácticas e iniciativas en pro del cuidado del medio ambiente y el ahorro energético. Exceptionality and efforts, practices and initiatives for the care of the environment and energy saving will be valued.

The RhinoBond System is designed for use with TPO and PVC roofing membranes. The System uses advanced induction welding technology to bond roofing membranes directly to specially coated plates that secure the insulation to the deck. The result is a roofing system with improved wind performance that requires fewer fasteners, plates, and seams, and zero penetrations of the new membrane.