BASF Starts up New Plant for PU-Aerogel Insulating Panels
In April, BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany, commissioned the pilot plant for the manufacturing of Slentite, its new high-performance product. As announced, the new plant at the Lemförde location went into operation after 18 months of planning and construction and production of the first sample quantities of the new high-performance insulating material has begun.
The large-sized insulating panels will initially serve the optimization of the performance profile and will subsequently be supplied to selected cooperation partners. This high-performance insulating material based on a polyurethane aerogel is thus the first to be available in the form of a heavy-duty panel. Slentite combines all the key properties of a forward-looking insulating material for both new construction projects and renovation.
Architects, designers and building owners are constantly on the lookout for new materials for efficient building insulation that also offer plenty of design freedom. With its new high-performance insulating material, BASF is offering a glimpse of the future of insulation. The first polyurethane-based aerogel in the form of a heavy-duty panel delivers efficient and extremely slim insulation that is also exceptionally space-saving. With a lambda value of 17 mW/m•K, Slentite achieves the best-possible insulation for a mechanically strong panel. The high-performance product is suitable above all for interiors and offers architects ample design freedom. It also scores with its minimal space requirements and excellent moisture regulation which adds to a pleasant room-climate. The panel can be handled dust-free and processed just like conventional construction products.
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