A World Class Resource, Available Locally

Icopal Synthetic Membranes manufactures high performance, lightweight, flexible roofing systems, environmentally friendly geomembranes, agricultural products and innovative pipeline renovation systems which are easier, safer and quicker to install.

Why choose Icopal Synthetics?

  • Icopal has a long tradition of manufacturing quality PVC products for over 40 years.
  • Icopal’s PVC manufacturing capacity is now greater than 10 million square metres making Icopal one of the leading manufacturer’s of PVC membranes in Europe.
  • Icopal’s Monarplan synthetic roofing membranes have third party accreditation from BBA (10/4739) and ETA (08/0379) and a BBA certified life expectancy in excess of 30 years.
  • Monarplan and Monarfin membranes are supported by insurance backed product warranties as standard for a period of 10 years.

Icopal Synthetic Membranes - History

Icopal Synthetic Membranes started with the acquisition of Van Besouw Kunststoffen (Synthetics) in 2008. Van Besouw Kunststoffen was a part of Van Besouw Tapijt (carpet) that produced and did the marketing for industrial carpets since 1920. Already in 1960 the company started to focus on innovative technology and processes, where extrusion technology was applied in the existing technique of carpet weavery. Quite soon it became clear that this technology could also be applied in other industrial processes and under the name of Van Besouw Kunststoffen, many new products (specials), like truck covers, geomembranes and sewer liners were developed. The discovery of the usage of extrusion technology for the sealing of roofs in the 1960's was the first step within the roof sector for the company. Every day Icopal Synthetic Membranes works on improving the products and processes by good cooperation of production, product development and sales. 

Icopal is part of the BMI Group

BMI GroupBMI Group, a combination of Braas Monier and Icopal, is the largest manufacturer of flat and pitched roofing and waterproofing solutions throughout Europe. With over 150 production facilities in Europe, parts of Asia and South Africa the company unites over 150 years of experience. More than 11,000 employees in 40 countries give established brands such as Braas, Bramac, Cobert, Coverland, Icopal, Klöber, Monarflex, Monier, Redland, Schiedel, Siplast, Vedag, Villas, Wierer and Wolfin a face to the customer.

The BMI Group is headquartered in London and generated revenues of more than EUR 2 billion in 2016. 

    Contact Us

    Contact Us

    +421 36 756 39 47


    01908 015760
    (UK office)


    Latest News

    Standard Industries Completes Acquisition of Braas Monier to Form Global Roofing Leader

    Read more

    Icopal is now part of the GAF family

    Read more

    This site uses cookies in accordance with our Website Privacy Policy. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To browse without the use of cookies, you can opt-out as explained in our Website Privacy Policy or adjust your cookie settings for your browser