FLORHAM PARK, NJ, May 11, 2011 – BASF, the world’s leading supplier of chemical innovations for the construction industry, will showcase advances in energy-efficient, durable and sustainable building materials during the AIA National Convention and Design Exposition. Featured innovations on display
at booth #2441 from May, 12-14, at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA, will include the following:
Green Sense® Concrete
Green Sense® Concrete is an advanced concrete-optimization service that results in new levels of performance, profitability and sustainability. Green Sense Concrete technology utilizes BASF’s mixture proportioning expertise to determine the optimal combination of recycled materials and tailor-made chemical admixtures needed to improve the application process, setting characteristics, strength, and durability of concrete.
NeoProTK ™ Insulating Sheathing
Integrated with BASF’s Neopor® graphite beads, NeoProTK™ by Perma “R” Products™ is a rigid insulation consisting of high-performance, closed-cell expanded polystyrene (EPS). With the help of Neopor’s superior thermal properties, this insulating sheathing improves insulation capacity by as much as 20%, is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product and is free of ozone-depleting chemicals and formaldehyde. Enhanced with Preventol® Preservation Insecticide, an environmentally safe additive, NeoProTK insulating sheathing is specially formulated to resist and kill subterranean termites.
Enershield™ Air and Moisture Resistant Barriers
Versatile and durable, BASF’s line of Enershield™ air and water-resistive barriers can be applied behind all cladding materials, and are fully qualified with many popular water-drainage EIFS designs. The same Enershield product, paired with sheathing fabric can also be used to treat window openings. This line of products enables builders to efficiently protect a building from air leakage and moisture with a single product.
NyloDeck® made by Nyloboard LLC®, is a unique green technology composite deck board made using 100% recycled carpet fibers and BASF’s Elastopor® rigid polyurethane foam. Absolutely no wood or wood products are used to produce this natural looking new generation of decking. Lighter weight and easier to handle than wood based and other composite decking, Nylodeck is moisture, mold and termite resistant.
For more information on BASF’s energy-efficient, durable and sustainable building materials, please visit www.basf.us/construction.
BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.
Green Sense®, Neopor®, Enershield™ and Elastopor® are all registered trademarks of BASF
NeoProTK™ is a trademark of Perma “R” Products™
ENERGY STAR® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Government
NyloDeck® is a registered trademark of Nyloboard LLC®
For more information, contact:
Vanessa N. Quijano
Tel: (973) 245-7193