Elastocool® (PU) boosts your productivity
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Elastocool® is a pentane-based polyurethane rigid foam system for insulating refrigerators and freezers. Elastocool® offers maximum productivity coupled with extremely low material consumption and delivers improved energy efficiency.
Elastocool® F 2030
The fast insulation solution for fridges and freezers
Elastocool® F 2030 is the new high-performance PU insulation foam from BASF for the refrigeration industry. This pentane-blown system offers maximum productivity combined with low material consumption and improved energy efficiency. This cutting-edge insulation technology has been developed using a completely re-engineered raw material set and facilitates a robust foaming process.
Product properties and benefits at a glance
- Significantly reduced post expansion leads to faster demold cycles
- Capacity increase of existing foaming equipment without investment
- Improved energy efficiency derived from better thermal insulation properties and potential increase of wall thickness without compromise in productivity
- Lower material consumption due to high structural stability
- Excellent surface quality
- Improved sustainability according to life cycle assessment
Fast demolding is the key word for high productivity
A polyurethane rigid foam is the solution of choice when it comes to insulation of refrigerators and freezers, as these materials offer the highest level of thermal insulating properties. The demand for fast demolding has increased in importance in order to be able to save energy and to enhance productivity. The BASF R&D-Verbund consequently focused on this as one of the key features for the new generation of Elastocool®. Elastocool® F 2030 boosts the capacity of foaming lines and adds flexibility to the production process. Additionally, the mechanical properties have been significantly improved, enabling a lower overall material consumption.
Applications for Elastocool® F 2030
- Domestic fridges and freezers
- Commercial appliances
- Refrigerated display- and service cabinets
- Vending machines for chilled goods
- Cooler boxes
Leaving the beaten path: three components offer new possibilities
The 2-component system is supplemented by another, individually selectable component to improve critical properties. BASF offers targeted performance tailored to the customer with Elastocool® iQ. 3 components instead of 2 lead to an intelligent tailor-made product that meets your highest requirements. Elastocool® iQ system offers a maximum flexibility in an optimized production, adjustable lambda and full cost control through customized use of HFO.
- Flexibility in production
- Adjustable lambda
- Full cost control by tailored use of HFO
Further on-demand options for 3C processing:
- Faster demolding
- Improved surface quality
- Enhanced flowability