Elastopir®: The insulation material with effective fire protection
Elastopir® is BASF's brand for polyurethane rigid foam systems based on Polyisocyanurate (PIR). It has been developed to meet growing demands for composite panels with improved fire-protection properties, thus making it possible to build industrial buildings as well as cold stores that are both energy-efficient and safe. In residential buildings, insulation boards with flexible facings such as aluminium foil or mineral fleece and a core of Elastopir® are also used. The main areas of application here are pitched and flat roof insulation as well as cavity wall and floor insulation.
Excellent mechanical and thermal properties
Provides very low lambda value matched by no other conventional insulation material
Durable with good dimensional stability
Pre-fabricated panels enable fast and easy installation with intelligent joint systems
Panels consisting of metal-faced sandwiches with a polyurethane core are highly versatile in their uses thanks to their exceptional insulating properties. In addition to its Elastopor® systems for the insulation of facades, roofs and floors, BASF also offers special flame-retardant Elastopir® systems of polyurethane rigid foam specifically for industrial buildings and cold stores. With their extra-high temperature stability, they achieve superior standards of fire protection in areas where conventional materials reach their limits.
Elastopir® panels not only provide a very low lambda value in terms of thermal conductivity, they also offer an outstanding combination of excellent flame resistance and specified physical properties. Moreover, Elastopir® panels offer a clear advantage for our environment as they are being produced with a reduced amount of flame retardants and with no amounts of bromine.
The decomposition temperature of a Polyisocyanurate (PIR) is significantly higher when compared to PU (260°C versus 220°C), resulting in improved burning behavior, a demand that is highly sought after in the industry.
Composite panels manufactured with pentane-blown Elastopir® rigid foam have successfully achieved both 30- and 60-minutes fire resistance when tested in accordance with EN 13501-2. (classification REI 30 with 100 mm und REI 60 with 200 mm). In addition, HFC-blown Elastopir® panels have passed the demanding criteria of FM 4880 class 1, 4881, 4882 and 4471 as well as of well-known local fire tests, e.g. in the UK.
Elastopir® Blue is a new polyurethane rigid foam solution with a low lambda value (down to λD = 19 mW/m ∙K) that achieves exceptional standards of energy efficiency while at the same time setting new standards for sandwich panels.
Highly energy-efficient construction elements have a positive effect on the environment in the construction sector. With Elastopir® Blue as the core material, it is possible to produce thinner panels with significantly improved insulation performance. When modern blowing agents such as cyclopentane or HFOs are used, the polyurethane system’s optimized cell structure yields a core material with superlative mechanical properties and a high surface quality. The quantity of blowing agents used is optimally adapted to customer-specific requirements. In addition, Elastopir® Blue features excellent fire protection properties, which is also possible free of halogens.
The applications are as manifold as its product properties: Explore the various application possibilities of Elastopir® and Elastopir® Blue.
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