BASF Chemistry Builds @ Booth 3746S During Greenbuild® 2011

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Learn about sustainable construction offerings; play the BASF Building Science Smackdown to win an iPad 2

BASF today announced that the corporation’s extensive portfolio of sustainable construction offerings will be featured during Greenbuild® International Conference and Expo at booth 3746S from Oct. 4-7, 2011 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, Toronto, Ontario. Additionally, expo attendees are invited to play the BASF Building Science Smackdown to win an iPad 2.

Highlighted sustainable product offerings include:

  •     Green Sense® Concrete

Green Sense® Concrete is an advanced concrete-optimization service that results in new levels of performance, profitability and sustainability. Green Sense Concrete technology utilizes BASF’s mixture proportioning expertise to determine the optimal combination of recycled materials and tailor-made chemical admixtures needed to improve the application process, setting characteristics, strength, and durability of concrete.

  •     NeoProTK™ Insulating Sheathing

Integrated with BASF’s Neopor® graphite beads, NeoProTK™ by Perma “R” Products™ is a rigid insulation consisting of high-performance, closed-cell expanded polystyrene (EPS). With the help of Neopor’s superior thermal properties, this insulating sheathing improves insulation capacity by as much as 20 percent, is an ENERGY STAR® qualified product and is free of ozone-depleting chemicals and formaldehyde. Enhanced with Preventol® Preservation Insecticide, an environmentally safe additive, NeoProTK insulating sheathing is specially formulated to resist and kill subterranean termites.

  •     Enershield™ Air and Moisture Resistant Barriers

Versatile and durable, BASF’s line of Enershield™ air and water-resistive barriers can be applied behind all cladding materials, and are fully qualified with many popular water-drainage EIFS designs. The same Enershield product, paired with sheathing fabric can also be used to treat window openings. This line of products enables builders to efficiently protect a building from air leakage and moisture with a single product.

  •     NyloDeck®

NyloDeck® made by Nyloboard LLC®, is a unique green technology composite deck board made using 100 percent recycled carpet fibers and BASF’s Elastopor® rigid polyurethane foam. Absolutely no wood or wood products are used to produce this natural looking new generation of decking. Lighter weight and easier to handle than wood based and other composite decking, Nylodeck is moisture, mold and termite resistant.

The BASF Building Science Smackdown games will occur at the top and bottom of the hour, with three players per game challenged with questions in areas that include the building envelope, energy factoids, building science acronyms, LEED®, sustainability facts and durability to name a few.

BASF will also host the 4th Annual Sustainable Construction Roundtable on Oct. 5 from 11.a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Meeting Rooms Confederation 5 and 6, located at 100 Front Street West in Toronto. To register for this limited-seating event, please contact Mary MacLeod-Jones at (207) 712-5606 or email mary@mavmarket.com.

For more information on BASF’s energy-efficient, durable and sustainable construction offerings, please visit http://www.basf.us/construction.

BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit http://www.basf.us.

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.

Greenbuild® and LEED® are registered trademarks of the U.S. Green Building Council

Green Sense®, Neopor®, Enershield™ and Elastopor® are all registered trademarks of BASF

NeoProTK™ is a trademark of Perma “R” Products™

NyloDeck® is a registered trademark of Nyloboard LLC®

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