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Rate It Green Member Introduction | Dorken

samanthaklein MA, United States 0 Ratings 10 Discussions 3 Group posts

Posted by: samanthaklein // Intern


Dorken is a manufacturing company that delivers innovative, high-performance air and moisture barriers for commercial and residential construction. Dorken is divided into two separate wholly owned subsidiaries: Coatings and Membranes. Dorken Coatings offer protection for components, facades, or indoor walls with premium coating layers. Additionally, Coatings specializes in color systems and pastes, so that pigments are radiant using raw materials and efficient practices. Dorken Membranes products protect against wind and moisture by emphasizing building sealing and protection as well as flat roof drainage. The layers that exist within the membranes use some of the most modern urban architecture technology.


Dorken started in Germany in 1897, and moved to North America in 1997. Cosella, a water-proofing protection business, began in the Western Hemisphere when two men saw the potential for Delta MS technology for foundations in the United States and Canada. This company especially became popular when Ontario began requiring that foundations be protected with drainage and damp-proofing. Dorken and Cosella joined forces to become a wholly owned North American company, Cosella-Dorken.


The most popular Dorken products are Delta MS, used on basements to serve as a foundation protection system for damp-proofing. Additionally, Dorken makes Delta Footing Barrier, which is layered onto the footing, and is worked into wet concrete. This acts as a capillary break, as water moves up through footing, and ultimately controls dampness. Dorken also makes air- and water-resistant barriers, both commercial grade and residential. This is essential in order to help wall systems dry out: these barriers block the air and liquids, but not water vapor.


In Europe, Dorken is most well-known for roof membranes. Since tile roofings are less common in North America, there is less benefit to using permeable membranes.


For more information on Dorken products, visit their Rate It Green link, or visit their website.



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