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December 19, 2014
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BASF spray polyurethane foam obtains EPA Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR® program certification

HOUSTON, TX, December 19, 2014 – BASF’s spray polyurethane foam  achieved Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Seal & Insulate certification from the International Code Council Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) with ENERGY STAR.  This EPA residential program certification highlights products for their energy efficiency and construction.

"Securing a 'Seal & Insulate' Certification from ICC-ES and the U.S. EPA is yet another demonstration of BASF's commitment to residential energy efficiency and building safety.  We provide high quality products that achieve multiple, independent performance requirements," said Eric Banks, BASF Technical Specialist - Testing, Approvals & Certifications. "We are proud that the EPA recognizes the performance of our spray polyurethane foam insulation, under the ENERGY STAR program.  The Seal & Insulate certification confirms the value our products bring to creating more comfortable, energy efficient homes."

The EPA Seal & Insulate Program require independent, third-party testing and certification by technical evaluation providers such as ICC-ES. Certification addresses thermal resistance and surface-burning characteristics that establishes compliance with the International Residential Code (IRC) and the IECC International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) requirements.

ENERGY STAR certification requires manufacturers to provide installation instructions and application diagrams. The program applies to insulation intended for use in whole wall, ceiling, roof deck and floor systems sold in the United States.

Information regarding Seal & Insulate with ENERGY STAR can be found at http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=home_sealing.hm_improvement_seal_insulate

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has nearly 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $19.3 billion in 2013. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, 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 had sales of about €74 billion in 2013 and over 112,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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Last Update December 19, 2014