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BASF Displays Sustainable Construction Materials at Greenbuild

Published on October 7, 2011 at 5:28 AM

By Cameron Chai

BASF showcases its wide range of sustainable construction materials at the Greenbuild International Conference held in Toronto, Ontario from October 4 to 7, 2011. The products featured at the show include NyloDeck technology, Enershield Air and Moisture Resistant Barriers, NeoProTK Insulating Sheathing and Green Sense concrete.

NyloDeck is a green composite deck board manufactured using Elastopor rigid polyurethane foam from BASF and 100% recycled carpet fibers. The board is lighter and easy-to-use compared to the wood-based and other composite decking products. Nylodeck is resistant to mold, termite and moisture. The Enershield line of air and moisture resistant barriers from BASF is durable and flexible and can be applied at the back of all cladding materials. The products efficiently protect a building from moisture and air leakage. When combined with sheathing fabric, the barriers can be used for treating window openings.

Green Sense is an enhanced concrete technology offering new levels of sustainability, profitability and performance. The technology uses BASF’s mixture proportioning expertise to conclude the best combination of custom chemical admixtures and recycled materials that are required to improve the durability, strength, setting characteristics and application process of concrete.

NeoProTK is a rigid insulation featuring high-performance, closed-cell expanded polystyrene (EPS) and BASF’s Neopor graphite beads. Neopor’s excellent thermal properties help to enhance the insulation capacity of the sheathing by 20%. NeoProTK does not contain formaldehyde and ozone-depleting chemicals. The insulating sheathing is also formulated with Preventol Preservation Insecticide to oppose and kill subterranean termites.

Source: http://www.basf.com/

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