BASF presents insulation solutions to support sustainable development

- Debut of highly fire-proof Elastospir®CH PIR lamination Board

- Comprehensive Finestone®EIFS displayed

- BASF at IGEBC: Booth: 072, First floor

Beijing, China April 2, 2013 BASF, the world’s leading chemical company, highlighted its leading insulation solutions at the 9th International Conference on Green and Energy-Efficient Building & New Technologies and Products Expo 2013 (IGEBC), which opened at the Beijing International Convention Center today. BASF showed its commitment to continuous innovation in low-carbon solutions, in response to national calls for energy efficiency, emission reduction and sustainable development. The company also collaborates with partners along the supply chain to jointly drive a sustainable construction industry in China. 

BASF exhibited comprehensive raw materials, products and system solutions from roof to floor at the expo, particularly insulation solutions. BASF displayed its latest research initiative, BASF Ultramid®PA6, which is used on a specialty vacuum film for Vacuum Insulation Panels, realizing excellent mechanical strength and puncture resistance to ensure ideal long term and durable building insulation. BASF also showcased its comprehensive Finestone® EIFS (external insulation and finishing systems), for the first time, including Finestone®STYRO-E, Finestone®Neo, Finestone® Elastopir and Finestone®Rock Wool systems. Finestone®Elastopir wall insulation and finishing system was displayed for the first time. It has various grades to offer and can accommodate to different insulation demands from different climates and fire ratings. 

BASF also showed Neopor®innovation foams and Elastospray®CH polyurethane foam and Elastopir®CH PIR lamination board as well as other insulation solutions. Additionally, floor systems MasterTop® and Ucrete®as well as Basotect®- a material for sound absorption–also attracted numerous visitors. The innovative application of BASF UV topcoat adds value to construction materials. 

At the expo, BASF showcased the concept of “passive house”, an integrated solution from Europe, and how it could be applied in China. A passive house is an optimally insulated building constructed with various energy-saving technologies. It can maximize the building’s insulation and airtightness, and consequently minimizes its demand for heating and cooling. Therefore the building only needs “passive” measures to realize a comfortable indoor environment, such as natural ventilation, lighting and sunlight heating. Those mechanical or “active” measures could hence be largely reduced or even eliminated totally. 

During the exhibition, Mr Qiu Baoxing, Vice Minister of Housing and Urban-rural Development met representatives from BASF’s Industry Team, Construction China. Mr Mark Volmer, Senior Vice President of BASF Construction Chemicals Asia Pacific said, “As the world’s leading chemical company, BASF has been exploring for many years how to realize sustainable development through innovation. We have always paid great attention to environmental protection and energy efficiency in the construction industry. BASF will continue to explore in this direction, in order to offer customers and partners solutions and services that can help contribute to their sustainability goals and China’s energy efficiency and environmental protection goals.” 

Ms. Edith Antonatus, an expert in fire protection from BASF Germany, will speak on “External Insulation Wall Fire Safety Management in Europe” at the seminar themed “Research and New Development of External Wall Insulation”, to be held on April 2. 

BASF provides other solutions in addition to insulation solutions for many important projects in China, so as to cope with the challenge of short construction process, improve the reliability and durability of building structures and create more comfortable and healthier indoor environment. Such projects include Shanghai Tower, the Water Cube, Shanghai Oriental Sports Center as well as Hamburg House, China Pavilion, Expo Culture Center and other buildings in the Shanghai Expo Park. 

The expo is sponsored by the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development and co-organized by the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the Ministry of Finance and other ministries and commissions. This was the fourth time for BASFto participate in this influential industry event, which will last until April 3. 

About BASF in Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. With major investments in Nanjing, Shanghai and Chongqing, BASF is one of the largest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry, and maintains the BASF Asia Pacific Innovation Campus in Shanghai as a research and development hub for the Asia Pacific region. In Greater China, BASF posted sales of approximately €6.7 billion in 2012 and employed 8,435 people as of the end of that year. BASF has 21 major wholly owned subsidiaries and 10 major joint ventures in Greater China. For further information, please visit

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and had more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

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