After seven years of research, BASF has unveiled its new high-performance insulating material at its Lemförde location. The product premiere of SLENTITETM also coincided with the ground-breaking ceremony for the construction of a pilot plant on the works site which will supply sample quantities of the new insulating material as of mid-2014. BASF is thus investing in its location in Lower Saxony where the company employs a roughly 1380-strong workforce.
After the welcome address by Dr René Lochtman, Managing Director of BASF Polyurethanes GmbH, the guests had the opportunity to experience the new insulating material at first hand. Under the supervision of Dr Marc Fricke, leader of the team that has developed SLENTITETM, the insulation panels were affixed to a wall. The special features of the product immediately became obvious: the panel is extremely thin and space-saving and easy to process. This has been made possible by BASF??s first-time feat of developing an aerogel with its excellent insulation values in the form of a mechanically strong panel.
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