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Research and Development at Protan

Welcome to our Research and Development (R&D) department, where we initiate new ideas to move Protan ahead. Our R&D team is dedicated to exploring new ideas, developing cutting-edge technologies, and creating innovative solutions that keep us at the forefront of the roofing and underground construction industry.


What We Do

Innovation and Discovery

Our R&D department is constantly on the lookout for groundbreaking ideas and emerging technologies. By staying ahead of market trends and leveraging the latest advancements, we ensure that our products and services are not only current but also future-ready. Protan's commitment to innovation allows us to provide durable, high-performance roofing solutions that set industry standards.

Product Development

We transform ideas into reality. From initial concept through to prototype development and final product, our team works meticulously to design and refine products that meet the highest standards of quality and performance. Our rigorous testing processes ensure that every Protan product we develop is reliable, efficient, and ready to exceed customer expectations. This includes our renowned PVC roofing membranes, which are engineered for longevity and environmental resistance.

Process Improvement

Efficiency is key to our success. Our R&D team continually evaluates and enhances our manufacturing processes and operational workflows. We aim to optimize productivity, reduce costs, and improve overall quality. This continuous improvement of mindset helps Protan maintain its reputation for excellence and reliability in the market.

Collaboration and Partnerships

Innovation thrives on collaboration. We actively seek partnerships with leading academic institutions, industry experts, and other innovative companies. These collaborations enable us to pool knowledge, share resources, and accelerate the development of groundbreaking solutions. For instance, our partnerships have led to advancements in green roofing technologies and improved insulation products.

Sustainability Initiatives

We are committed to sustainability Read how Protan works with a focus on sustainability. Our R&D efforts focus on developing eco-friendly products and processes that minimize environmental impact. By prioritizing sustainable practices, we aim to contribute to a healthier planet while meeting the growing demand for green solutions. Protan’s Green Roof Solutions, solar solutions, phthalate free membrane and other energy-efficient roofing systems (TPO) are prime examples of our dedication to sustainability.

Market Research and Analysis

Understanding market needs is crucial. Our team conducts comprehensive market research and analysis to identify customer pain points, preferences, and emerging trends. This insight guides our R&D initiatives, ensuring that we develop products and solutions that truly address the needs of our customers. By listening to feedback and staying attuned to industry demands, Protan ensures that our offerings remain relevant and valuable.

Intellectual Property Management

Protecting our innovations is vital. Our R&D department works closely with legal experts to secure patents and trademarks for our proprietary technologies and products. This not only safeguards our intellectual property but also reinforces our competitive edge in the market. Protan’s patented roofing solutions and unique installation methods are testament to our innovative leadership.

Certifications and approvals

Regulatory Requirements

At Protan, we identify the necessary certifications and approvals based on industry and market standards (e.g., CE marking, local building codes). Our products, including our advanced roofing systems, must meet stringent regulatory requirements to ensure safety and compliance. Sintef is used for CE marking and for type approvals in Norway.

Compliance Testing

We conduct rigorous testing of our products in accordance with regulatory standards and prepare the required documentation. This includes extensive testing of our PVC roofing membranes and other innovative solutions to ensure they meet all relevant quality and safety standards.


Protan diligently obtains the necessary approvals from relevant authorities or certification bodies. This process ensures that our products are certified and approved for use in various markets, reinforcing our commitment to quality and compliance. Our certified products provide peace of mind to our customers, knowing they are using solutions that meet the highest standards.

Our Commitment

At the heart of our R&D efforts is a commitment to excellence and a passion for innovation. We are dedicated to pushing the boundaries of what is possible and delivering exceptional products and services that make a real difference. By investing in research and development, we ensure Protan remains a leader in the roofing and construction industry, ready to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Get to know our Product Manager, Simen


Documentation and certificates

Documentation and certificates

Here you will find product documentation and certificates

Product Catalogue

Product Catalogue

See all our products in our digital product catalogue. Here you will also find documentation under each individual product.



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