This year's BAU takes place from 14 to 19 January 2019 in Munich and will once again attract numerous exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world. BASF will also be represented with its high-performance insulating materials and will be showing its aerogel-based SLENTITE insulation board for the first time as part of a facade solution. The extremely slim material is used as an insulating layer between an outer element made of carbon concrete and an inner element made of reinforced concrete. Compared with conventional insulating materials, the wall thickness in the central section can be reduced by as much as 50% - this not only enables new aesthetic concepts, but also leads to an increase in space, which is becoming increasingly important, especially for inner-city construction. The use of these facade elements is currently being tested in a building project in Leipzig. The executive architect and professor at Dresden University Alexander Kahnt is certain: "There is no known insulating material that would be better suited for slender and prefabricated element walls. However, since SLENTITE's strengths can not only be exploited in new buildings, but also in the field of energetic renovation, there will be a further highlight at BAU - the high-performance insulating material will be awarded the BAKA Prize for Product Innovation. The award honours and promotes forward-looking product ideas and system solutions especially for use in existing buildings.
Visitors can get to know BASF's high-performance insulating materials at Stand 212 in Hall B0 and find out at first hand about the numerous possible applications.