BASF has released Basotect G+, an upgraded version of the melamine resin foam Basotect, along with enhanced environmental attributes. By maintaining minimum emissions it copes with the demands of the present human ecological needs of Oko-Tex Standard 100 in II product class for textiles with direct skin exposure.
Basotect G+ is utilized for reducing sound in buildings and is safe for health during handling and application. No dangerous materials pass through the skin on direct exposure to the foam. Basotect G+ includes Basotect G’s popular attributes like minimum thermal conductivity, mineral fiber-free processing and flame deceleration. The value of light reflectivity of lighter Basotect G+ is around 30% more than that of the light gray Basotect G. This property makes it easy to decide on the interior designing and illumination since the foam scarcely absorbs light and its reflection property is high.
An autonomous test institute analyzed Basotect G+ for its ecological properties by detecting the presence of dangerous materials like heavy metals, formaldehyde, banned azo dyes, organic tin compounds, perfluorinated compounds, phenols, chlorinated benzenes and plasticizers. The release of volatile organic materials was also tested for preventing an overly effect on the air quality. The outcomes for the Basotect G+ did not exceed the threshold values.
In the Unites States, Basotect G+ copes with the strict regulations of California Specification 01350 for materials in classrooms and offices. It was reported that 50% of the ceiling is enclosed with panels developed from Basotect G+.