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June 10, 2015
United States
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BASF SPRAYTITE® and DuPont™ Formacel® 1100 spray foam insulation proven successful in first ever in-field residential application

Offers homeowners energy efficiency while reducing environmental footprint

WILMINGTON, DEL., COLUMBUS, OHIO and FLORHAM PARK, N.J., June 10, 2015 –  BASF SPRAYTITE®  and DuPont™ Formacel® 1100  foam expansion agent have successfully been applied in the first ever in-field spray foam application in a residential home.  Working together, the products offer homeowners excellent thermal insulation performance while reducing energy consumption, environmental footprint and greenhouse gas emissions.

BASF SPRAYTITE foam insulation is a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam insulation that creates a seamless, insulation air barrier to improve the energy efficiency, comfort and durability of homes and buildings. When formulated with DuPont Formacel 1100, a next generation foam expansion agent, the system helps meet the long-term needs of polyurethane foam customers for non-flammable, high efficiency, low global warming potential (GWP) solutions. SPRAYTITE technology improves air leakage control, insulation performance, indoor environment, moisture resistance and structural strength.  SPRAYTITE insulation material is accepted by all major building codes, including the International Code Council. 

The in-field application was completed at a residential home near Austin, TX. The home was designed by elev8 Builders and the spray insulation was installed by Installed Building Products (IBP), a national insulation & spray foam contractor.

“This project demonstrates DuPont’s and BASF’s continued support for the President’s Global Climate Action Plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the development and commercialization of low GWP solutions,” said Helen Walter-Terrinoni, DuPont Manager of Fluorochemical Foam Expansion Agents. “Formacel 1100 provides a breakthrough product in response to regulatory and sustainability demands which will not only reduce GWP, but will also improve energy efficiency; further reducing climate change impact. BASF, as a technical leader in the polyurethane foam industry, was able to design a system using Formacel 1100 that demonstrates excellent thermal properties with the same application performance as their existing, broadly used spray foam formulations.”

“BASF is meeting the needs of our customers and the industry with this next generation of a sustainable insulation solution. Our spray system with Formacel 1100 provides homeowners with an insulation that improves comfort, durability and energy efficiency,” said Michael Sievers, National Sales Manager of BASF Performance Materials – Construction. “This project demonstrates BASF’s and DuPont’s commitments to provide innovative solutions under ever-evolving demand for sustainable solutions that meet the need for low GWP products.”

“IBP is pleased to partner with BASF and DuPont for this excellent opportunity to showcase a new BASF technology in spray polyurethane foam,” said Jeff Hire, President of External Affairs for IBP “The SPRAYTITE material provides in field product attributes valued by major insulation contractors like IBP." 

About DuPont

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802. The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment. For additional information about DuPont and its commitment to inclusive innovation, please visit http://www.dupont.com.

About Installed Building Products

Installed Building Products, Inc. is the nation's second largest insulation installer for the residential new construction market and also a diversified installer of complementary building products, including garage doors, rain gutters, shower doors, closet shelving and mirrors, throughout the United States. The Company manages all aspects of the installation process for its customers, including direct purchases of materials from national manufacturers, supply of materials to job sites and quality installation. The Company offers its diverse portfolio of services for new and existing single-family and multifamily residential, and commercial building projects from its national network of branch locations.  Please visit http://www.installedbuildingproducts.com for more information about the company.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. 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 over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 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 June 10, 2015