PRTODAY / NewswireToday Free press release distribution service network

Written by / Agency / Source: BASF

Check Ads Availability|e-mail Article


Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!

BASF Introduces Fire Protection with An Improved Environmental Profile - BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant - BASF.com
BASF Introduces Fire Protection with An Improved Environmental Profile

 

NewswireToday - /newswire/ - Ludwigshafen, Germany, 2014/11/25 - BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant - BASF.com. DE000BASF111

   
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

• Switchover completed nine months ahead of schedule;
• Safe insulation materials for better energy efficiency.

BASF is one of the first European manufacturers to have switched its entire portfolio of polystyrene-based insulation products for the European market to a new flame retardant, nine months ahead of the deadline laid down in the EU REACH Regulation on chemicals. Both EPS (expandable polystyrene) products (Styropor® and Neopor®) and XPS (extruded polystyrene) products (Styrodur®) will be manufactured in Europe using a polymeric flame retardant (PolyFR), which has a much better environmental profile than the HBCD (hexabromocyclo­dodecane) used in the past.

According to Giorgio Greening, Global Business Unit Styrenic Foams : “By switching to PolyFR, we can guarantee the supply of eco-efficient thermal insulation products for sustainable building projects in the future. Energy efficiency in the commercial and residential construction sector is now a bigger challenge than ever for the entire value chain. As far as Styropor and Neopor are concerned, it is our job, as a raw material manufacturer, to supply our customers, i.e. insulation material manufacturers, with a high-quality material with optimal properties.” BASF completed the switchover to the new flame retardant in close liaison with its customers. BASF had already switched most of its EPS range by March of this year and has already supplied customers throughout Europe.

Another PolyFR manufacturer has recently announced that it has started up a new production line. This means that the global demand for PolyFR can be satisfied.

Flame retardation of EPS insulation materials
With PolyFR, it is possible as before to manufacture insulation materials that meet the strict fire regulations applicable to construction products. It will be possible in future to manufacture insulation materials with this flame retardant that meet class B1 specifications under German standards (“schwerentflammbar”: difficult to ignite) and Class E under European standards.

Background information on PolyFR and HBCD
As it is classed as a POP (persistent organic pollutant) under the UN Environment Program and as a svhc (substance of very high concern) under the REACH regulation the use of HBCD as a flame retardant in the EU will be prohibited as of August 21, 2015 and PolyFR, which is harmless, will be used instead . This is the outcome of several years of testing and development supported by BASF.

Although handling of the flame retardant HBCD as such is prohibited, insulation containing HBCD is harmless to humans and the environment, both during use and during removal and energy recovery. That is because the flame retardant is embedded in the polymer matrix.

About BASF
BASF (basf.com) has been The Chemical Company for 150 years. Its 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 in corporate social responsibility. Through research 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 mission statement: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of around € 74 billion in 2013 and had over 112,000 employees as of the year end. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

 
 
Your Banner Ad Here instead - Showing along with ALL Articles covering Manufacturing/Robotics Announcements

Replace these Affiliate Programs at ANYTIME! Your banner here within the next hour. Learn How!


 

Written by / Agency / Source: BASF

 
 

Availability: All Regions (Including Int'l)

 

Traffic Booster: [/] Quick Newswire Today Visibility Checker

 

Distribution / Indexing: [+] / [Company listed above is a registered member of our network. Content made possible by PRZOOM / PRTODAY indexing services]

 
 
# # #
 
 
  Your Banner Ad showing on ALL
Manufacturing/Robotics articles,
CATCH Visitors via Your Competitors Announcements!


BASF Introduces Fire Protection with An Improved Environmental Profile

Company website links NOT available to basic submissions
It is OK to republish and/or LINK any newswire for any legitimate media purpose as long as you name Newswire Today and LINK as the source.
 
  Is this your article?
Activate ALL web links and social stream by Upgrading to Press Release PREMIUM Plan Now!

BASF |
Publisher Contact: Sarah Rummel - BASF.com 
+49 621 60-47716 sarah.rummel[.]basf.com
 
Newswire Today - PRZOOM / PRTODAY disclaims any content contained in this article. If you need/wish to contact the company who published the current release, you will need to contact them - NOT us. Issuers of articles are solely responsible for the accuracy of their content. Our complete disclaimer appears here.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Issuance, publication or distribution of this press release in certain jurisdictions could be subject to restrictions. The recipient of this press release is responsible for using this press release and the information herein in accordance with the applicable rules and regulations in the particular jurisdiction. This press release does not constitute an offer or an offering to acquire or subscribe for any BASF securities in any jurisdiction including any other companies listed or named in this release.

Manufacturing/Robotics via RSSAdd NewswireToday - PRZOOM Headline News to FeedBurner
Find who RetweetFollow @NewswireTODAY



Are you the owner of this article?, Turn it PREMIUM with your LOGO instead - and make it 3rd party Ads-Free! within the next hour!


Read Latest Articles From BASF / Company Profile


Read Manufacturing/Robotics Most Recent Related Newswires:

Saltigo At CPhI 2017 as A Flexible Service-provider and One-stop Supplier for the Life Science Industries
abas ERP to Demo New Software Features at the ERP Vendor Congress
DSM Introduces Newest High-temperature PPA, ForTii® Ace, to the Outdoor Power Equipment Market
Safran Signs First Global Framework Agreement on Corporate Social Responsibility with IndustriALL Global Union
LANXESS Introduces New Halogen-free, Flame-retardant Polyesters and Polyamides
LANXESS Adds New Closed Circuit Reverse Osmosis (CCRO) Module to its Innovative LewaPlus Design Software
Infineon Partners with Smart Wires to Shape Up Existing Grids for Renewables
SCHOTT Launches New High-powered Laser Glass with Improved Thermomechanical Strength and Optical Performance
ITT Veam to Showcase Innovative Rail Interconnect Solutions at APTA EXPO 2017
BASF Receives EPA Approval for Fourth Application of Lexicon Intrinsic Brand Fungicide
Atlas Copco Completes Divestment of Road Construction Equipment Business
Rockwell Automation Takes Manufacturing Decision-Making from Hours to Milliseconds with Industrial IoT Technologies
Tripp Lite 3-Phase Rack ATS PDUs Receive Gold Innovation Award from Cabling Industry Group
ITT Enidine to Display Vibration Isolation and Energy Absorption Solutions At Helitech 2017
Rockwell Automation to Showcase Smart Automation Technology at WEFTEC 2017

Boost Your Social Network
& Crowdfunding Campaigns


LIFETIME SOCIAL MEDIA WALL
NewswireToday Celebrates 10 Years in Business


PREMIUM Members


Visit  SKS Media | SKS Associates Ltd

Visit  BizJobs.com





 
  ©2017 Newswire Today — Limelon Advertising, Co.
Home | About | Advertise/Pricing | Contact | Investors | Privacy/TOS | Sitemap | FRANCAIS
newswire, PR press releases distribution service magazines engine news alert newsroom press room breaking news public relations articles company news alerts newswiredistribution ezine bizentrepreneur biznewstoday digital business report market search pr firms agencies reports distri-bution today investor relation successful internet entrepreneurs newswire distribution prtoday.com freenewswiredistribution asianewstoday bizwiretoday USA pr UK today - NOT affiliated with PRNewswire as we declined their partnership offer in 2013
 
PRTODAY & NewswireTODAY are NOT affiliated with USA TODAY (usatoday.com)