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A Model for Tomorrow – BASF Constructs Sustainable “Building of the Future”

In addition to comfort and cost-effectiveness, sustainability is an essential feature when it comes to building future-proof houses. BASF is showing how this can be done and that new high-performance materials can make an important contribution in this area by developing a model house jointly with Chinese partners, which is now being presented at Chinaplas in Guangzhou.

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Moving Forward –
Sustainable Construction with BEYOND.High Performance®

Efficiency and sustainability are key concepts when it comes to the future of building construction. But why the future? It’s high time for the housing industry as a whole to agree on a holistic approach. Why and how this can work are explained by BASF expert Mary Poma, Business Management Construction, Wyandotte, USA.

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Wrapped up in the icy expanses
– how the right insulation makes a polar station habitable

Thermal insulation is usually all about comfort and energy efficiency. In some places, however, it is also vital for survival – as on King George Island in the Antarctic where the temperature stays below zero even on “mild” days. This is why the BASF Elastopir® insulation material was chosen for the construction of a new research station. 

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Lean solution – Renovation of old buildings without compromises

The demands placed on modern interior insulation are many and varied. It must reduce energy consumption, fit seamlessly into the architecture and also create a pleasant indoor climate. The new high-performance insulating material SLENTITE® meets all these requirements and has now proven this under challenging conditions - when used in a listed Hamburg brick villa. 

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SLENTITE® in action: period villa with modern home comfort

Is it possible to energy-upgrade period buildings without losing stylistic features subject to monument preservation? The potential of SLENTITE® high-performance insulation material is illustrated by the current practical example of modernization of a period villa in Hamburg. CORPUS is following the refurbishment and renovation work.

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One material for super sound experience and sound absorption: Basotect®

When it comes to sound insulation, it is often not just a question of keeping noise out – or in. Just as frequently, the goal is to fine-tune the room’s acoustics. Basotect® melamine resin foam is capable of both.

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High-performance newcomer

Flexible, non-combustible, breathable and at the same time highly efficient - SLENTEX® belongs to a completely new generation of high-performance insulating materials. Expert and project manager Dr. Wibke Lölsberg will tell us first-hand where the material can best play to its strengths and what makes it special.

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Smart sprayed: roof insulation with triple benefits

When a new church building of superlatives is erected in Lagos, Nigeria, the insulation of the roof with its 3,000 sqm surface area has several important tasks: Modern climate management, absolute sealing against rain and an optimisation of the sound backdrop in the interior. It is good that the spray insulation used proves to be a real all-rounder.

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A 360° view of how we will live tomorrow

Our cities are constantly growing and will be home to two thirds of the world’s population by 2050. In many places there is a genuine construction boom. We’re building our future. What trends can be identified in this scenario? Are there materials that will make today’s visions become tomorrow’s construction reality? A survey in 360°.
 

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Out of the lab and into real-life applications

After many years of development, BASF is attending “Fensterbau Frontale” in Nürnberg. Together with cooperation partner Beck+Heun it is presenting its high-performance insulation material SLENTITE® in a specific application for the first time.

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Forest aesthetic on and under the roof

The Wälderhaus in Hamburg is all about forests and sustainability. To guarantee that its insulation fits into the concept, the flat roof is insulated with materials of Neopor®.

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Insulating material as a design object

For designers, going beyond a material’s intended purpose means giving their creativity free rein and generating ideas for applications that are not immediately feasible. The ideas competition for SLENTITE® high-performance insulating material gave 150 international students an opportunity to explore new horizons.

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Aerogel conference and workshop – bundling expert knowledge

Until now, the production of aerogels has been very complex and usually only possible in highly specialized laboratories. How can processes for the production of the world’s best insulating material be simplified and improved? Just one of the questions discussed at an international Conference and Workshop with BASF.

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Solid air

After many years of research, BASF has developed a new chemistry of insulation: SLENTITE® is a high-performance insulating material based on an organic aerogel that consists of 90 percent air. CORPUS has accompanied chemist and inventor Marc Fricke from the very beginning.