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Monday, September 21, 2015

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BASF Corp. has developed a single integrated wall-enclosure system designed to deliver control of heat, air and moisture as well as increased structural integrity.

Three BASF products were used to create the HP+ Wall System, according to a company statement. Those products are Neopor, a graphite-enhanced and rigid thermal insulation; Walltite HP+, a closed-cell, spray-applied polyurethane; and Enershield, an air- and water-resistant resilient coating that protects above-grade wall substrates.

Tim O'Brien Homes via BASF

The HP+ Wall System helps builders improve Home Energy Rating System index scores and can be customized for various climates, according to manufacturer BASF.

BASF says the system is designed for the residential construction industry.

Further, the company says the combination of components make the design capacity of the HP+ Wall System "up to 135 percent greater" than that of a wall built with standard construction methods, according to AWC Special Design Provisions—Wind  and Seismic (SDPWS), Section 4.3, with equations derived from ASTM E2126 testing.

The company also says the wall system helps builders improve Home Energy Rating System (HERS) index scores and can be customized for various climates or in areas where disaster-resilience is necessary.

More information: http://www.basf.com.


Tagged categories: BASF; Building envelope; Insulation; Wall

Comment from Malik Nawaz, (9/21/2015, 8:45 AM)

How graphite-enhancement works?

Comment from Paul Braun, (9/22/2015, 8:01 AM)

my guess is that the insulation is expanded polystyrene. the graphite opacifies it to IR

Comment from Charlise Goodbread, (10/2/2015, 1:37 PM)

Hi Malik, Graphite is integrated into the polymer matrix. Graphite reflects and absorbs radiant energy, decreasing the materials thermal conductivity and increasing its R-value. For more information or additional questions, please visit our website: http://www.BASF.us/construction/cbe or contact us: (888) 307-6602 Thanks, Charlise Goodbread, Center for Building Excellence at BASF

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