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Elastopor®: Intelligent sandwich technology for efficient insulation, cooling, storage and transportion

Versatile and with low thermal conductivity, Elastopor® is a closed-cell polyurethane rigid foam that makes energy-efficient construction possible.

Sandwich insulation panels made of Elastopor® and Elastopir® insulation core feature the best-possible combination of thermal performance with outstanding mechanical and physical properties. This is good news for manufacturers and consumers and an active contribution to climate protection. Sandwiched between diffusion-tight facings, Elastopor® and Elastopir® serve as the core material of insulation boards used used for wall, floor and ceiling elements. Elastopir® has been developed primarily for fire protection applications.

Benefits

Key Properties of Elastopor®

  • Extremely low thermal conductivity: Exceptional lambda value
  • High insulation effect even with low material thicknesses
  • Very good mechanical properties
  • Outstanding sandwich structure with different facings
  • Prefabricated panels permit rapid and straightforward installation
  • Durable and low-emission
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Elastopor® as a structural element


Elastopor® systems with flexible facings of aluminum or mineral vlies are used as insulation boards on flat and pitched roofs and in floors. Owing to their particularly good mechanical properties, they are also suitable for areas exposed to high compressive forces and weights such as on parking decks and greened roofs.
Thanks to their high loading capacity, sandwich elements with metal facings are ideal for the construction of cold stores, warehouses and industrial buildings. They provide optimal and full-surface thermal insulation free of thermal bridges. A core of Elastopor rigid foam also makes the sandwich elements ideal construction materials for facades and roofs in all kind of industrial buildings.

Cold stores and cool rooms


In all areas where efficient and dependable cold chains and resource-conserving construction really count, the polyurethane core materials Elastopor® and Elastopir® reveal their peerless advantages. Thanks to their exceptionally low thermal conductivity, they appreciably reduce energy input and emissions as insulation for cold stores and cool rooms.

Refrigerated vehicles and containers


The transport of chilled and deep-frozen goods calls for a dependable and high-performance technology. Sandwich panels with a PU core permit excellent mechanical stability and outstanding thermal insulation, completely devoid of thermal bridges. For refrigerated vehicles and containers and for other transport vessels, they help to save energy and ensure a continuous cold chain.

Air conditioning and ventilation


For air conditioning and ventilation systems, Elastopor® meets the highest standards of hygiene and is insensitive to moisture. A sandwich panel with PU as its core material has an extremely low thermal conductivity – the heat loss via the housing wall is minimal.

Garage roller doors and sectional doors


With only two materials, you can wrap up the problem of perfectly insulated doors for good.
Roller doors have to be rugged, resist burglary and show long-term durability as well as high thermal insulation. This is why they are insulated nowadays with rigid polyurethane foams. The hot-dip galvanized, double-walled slats achieve results unsurpassed by any other material in terms of strength, noise protection, smooth operation and outstanding thermal insulation.

Garage doors: Thanks to professional thermal insulation with Elastopor® foam in the door, the garage becomes a thermal buffer for the entire house. A further improvement of up to 15 % is achieved by installing a thermal frame that separates the frame from the building structure and ensures additional draft-freedom.
Sectional doors: Modern, vertically opening sectional doors also have a thermally insulating inner layer of PU. This ensures higher strength and effective protection from burglary.
Industrial doors: Well-heated industrial buildings need efficiently insulated doors so that the warmth stays at the workplace and energy loss does not send costs spiraling. Slats reinforced with Elastopor® deliver extra security and take up less space than conventional roller doors.

Better Technology – Better Foam

Many components are crucial for superlative quality in the production of polyurethane sandwich elements. Along with our precision-tuned PU systems BASF also offers solutions in state-of-the art process technologies. The patented rake technology of BASF makes the production of high-grade PU and PIR sandwich panels more stable and more cost-effective. With its modular design, the patented rake replaces conventional laydown devices and can be adapted precisely to the construction panel being produced.
With the rotating disc, another patented technology of BASF, the foam can be applied more evenly on the surface material, thus ensuring a better quality of the final element. The rotating disc can be used for continuously produced sandwich panels and for honeycomb or lightweight sandwich panels.

Elastopor® is able to flow through and adhere to complex shapes and surfaces which provides a freedom of design as well as complete insulation, even in unconventional designs. Elastopor® systems are available in densities ranging from 2 pcf to 25 pcf.

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