BASF has announced that UL Environment (ULe) and their Environmental Claims Validation (ECV) service have validated environmental and sustainability claims for volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions, mould resistance and bio-based content of its Spray Polyurethane Foam (SPF) products. ULe's conclusive and independent third-party validation process further supports SPF's product performance for use in the Building & Construction industry.
The initial Environmental Claims Validations (ECVs) completed by ULe were performed on BASF's SPF wall insulation, air barrier and roofing products, including: ENERTITE®, SPRAYTITE®, WALLTITE®, COMFORT FOAM®, FE348 Series and ELASTOSPRA®. Under ULe's ECV service guidelines, each validated environmental claim is periodically reassessed to ensure consistent performance characteristics and continued compliance with the applicable standard.
"As one of the first manufacturers in our industry to work with ULe on this type of initiative, we are proud to announce the validation of environmental and sustainability claims for our SPF products,™ said Michael Sievers, Business Manager Polyurethane Spray Systems at BASF. "Independent, third-party validation provides our customers, code officials and the design community with the utmost confidence in the sustainability attributes of our line of spray foam insulation products. It is critical to the success of our industry and our customers that we continually adapt to the evolving landscape of environmental sustainability.™"
BASF Polyurethane Systems spray business offers spray-applied polyurethane foam technology for insulation in building and construction applications. Proven products for residential and commercial applications include high-performance roofing systems, insulating air barriers, insulating air sealants in kits and cans, adhesives, coatings and application equipment. With ISO 9001-2008-certified plants, BASF Polyurethane Systems employs experts in the fields of product research and development, technical support, product application, customer service, logistics, sales and marketing.
About BASF Polyurethanes
BASF is one of the leading suppliers of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries. Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoes, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.
BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,400 employees in North America, and had sales of $17.7 billion in 2010. BASF is one of the world's leading chemical companies. 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 Euro 63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.