And for Germany, a mixed team competed with Julia Peetz and Matthias Kremer. The two won the bronze medal in the metal roof category.
Participants from Eight Countries
At this year's World Roofing Championships, teams from Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Estonia, Lettland, England, Hungary and Poland, competed against each other. A total of 27 teams were at the start.
In the competition in the waterproofing category, the new TPO plastic waterproofing membrane SikaRoof AT from the Swiss company Sika AG was used. This new waterproofing membrane is very flexible to use and has a large welding window. In addition, this waterproofing membrane contributes to sustainability because it does not contain plasticizers. The handy TRIAC AT hot air gun from Leister was used by all teams and impressed with its safe and reliable welding.
Swiss Win World Championship in the Categories Pitched Roof, Metal Roof and Facade
The Swiss made life very difficult for the other competitors, as they also took the world championship titles in the pitched roof, metal roof and facade categories. Germany was also on the podium in every category. The other ranks were shared by Poland, Hungary and Austria.
Here is the ranking of the world-champion teams in the waterproofing category:
1st rank: Austria Patrick Jäger-Nemec and Fabian Mächler
1st rank: Switzerland Simon Amrein and Dominik Schwab
3rd rank: Germany Tim Leidig and Lukas Röttig
Leister sponsored a TRIAC AT hot air gun for each of the winners. We congratulate all of the teams and the winners.
Novelty: Soldering with Hot Air at the Tinsmith Competitions
For the first time, the participants in the Spengler competitions soldered electrically with hot air, i.e. without gas and open flame. For this purpose, they used the Leister TRIAC AT hot air gun with the soldering iron kit. There were several good reasons for soldering with the soldering iron kit:
- more safety (no fire hazard as with open flame soldering)
- precise soldering thanks to exactly adjustable temperature
- no too high temperature, which heats the metal too much
The following teams won the world championship title in the metal roof category:
1st rank: Switzerland Lucas Löpfe and Andeas Wirth
2nd rank: Hungary Andras Mark and Norbert Vlkosky
3rd rank: Germany Matthias Kremer and Julia Peetz
Afterwards, Lucas Löpfe came to the Leister booth and said: “Soldering with hot air is an ingenious invention.” Many other participants, supervisors and roofers also visited our booth and tried out soldering with the TRIAC AT and the soldering iron kit. All of them were very enthusiastic. Perhaps soldering with hot air will change the industry in the long term. Because apart from higher work and material safety, there are no environmentally harmful emissions when soldering with hot air as there are when soldering with an open gas flame.