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
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.