Over 1200 completed projects


How it all started

Back in 1998, in French Polynesia, an idea was born from a simple question. Why not try to create synthetic palm leaves? With natural palm leaves being overharvested worldwide – and with their short shelf-life of 5 years at best – this seemed like the obvious solution…and the marketplace agreed.

Over five years in research and development ensued in an effort to create a unique product. Then in 2003, Palmex International Inc. was set up and open for business. That very same year, a first wave of sales came through from French Polynesia. Over the years, Palmex built a name for itself – known for product quality and durability – and is now a world leader in synthetic  thatch roofing.







Palmex Sustainability

Eager to share a vision for sustainable development, we offer an eco-friendly product range to fulfill today’s building and development demands without compromising the ability of future generations to fulfill their own. We are certified according to ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems certifications.

Palmex industrial-strength and highly resistant materials suit all climates: this durability is what makes our product’s lifespan estimated at 50 years or more. Our products have been designed to provide a permanent, long-term solution to the problematic issue of massive over-harvesting of natural resources throughout the planet for the purpose of building exotic roofing. We help minimize the negative effects that real-estate development can have on the natural environment.

Product waste in all our plants is diverted from final disposal and sent to be recycled in other plastic manufacturing processes. Our packaging is kept to an absolute minimum for shipping and is made of Palmex production waste. We have also undergone a third-party verification process with Vertima Inc. and Athena Sustainable Materials Institute where Palmex International Inc. products and our entire supply chain were assessed. We received the Validated Eco-Declaration® Certification summarizing verified environmental claims, as well as Vertima’s Environmental Data Sheet®

About us: to read about the history of the Palmex International thatch roofing company, about your local distribution company and our team.

Discover thatch: for a brief introduction to how roof thatching developed from man’s early days to our time and in our region of the world.

Our product line: for a description of the Palmex thatching material and accessories, their technical characteristics and advantages.

Our services: for a presentation of our expertise and experience in synthetic thatch, as well as those of your local Palmex synthetic thatch distributor.

Our clients: for a presentation of which professionals and individuals choose artificial thatch roofing today and what motivates their choice.

Our specials: for information about our current special offers, on how to save money on your synthetic thatch roof or on our services.

Our showroom: for a short guided tour of some of Palmex’s most representative synthetic thatch roofing projects around the world.

Our guestbook: to learn about our clients and some of the reasons why they have chosen palm roof thatching for their roofing projects.

FAQ: for any questions about artificial thatch or a quick answer to common queries concerning our products and services.

Our dealers: for information about our network of dealers of Palmex products for thatched roofs, to locate them or to contact them.

Our partners: to learn about the companies Palmex has created partnerships with for the production of its artificial palm leaves.

Tests and certification: for information concerning testing and certification related to our thatching material or of our thatch roof constructions.

Our contact page: to contact Palmex International or your local distributor quickly and easily, online or by phone, to place an order or to request a quote.