With Neopor®, BASF has succeeded in further developing the insulation classic Styropor®. The grey insulation boards made from the expandable polystyrene (EPS) perform better than conventional EPS and set high standards of quality, as a large number of reference projects throughout Europe have shown.
Planner, architects and builder-owners benefit from insulation made of Neopor® because of the special advantages this material offers. They are crucial for the energy efficiency, cost-effectiveness and sustainability of construction projects:
BASF produces Neopor® on the form of grey plastic beads, which insulation producers process into boards and specially shaped elements. First steam is applied to foam the raw material, causing its volume to swell by a factor of up to 50. The foamed beads are then fused by applying heat in special moulds to make blocks, boards, or shaped elements. After undergoing this process, products made of Neopor® can consist of up to 98 percent of air. The good thermal insulating properties of air greatly contribute to the outstanding performance of Neopor®.
It takes energy to make insulation from Neopor®. But this is offset many times over during the product´s service life by reducing the amount of energy needed to heat buildings insulated with it. At the end, insulation made of Neopor® can also be incinerated to extract its energy in the form of heat.
Countries such as Great Britain, France or Germany support homeowners or residential landlords with grants for energy-effficient insulation improvements to your home. Insulation material made of Neopor® reduces your engery use for cooling or heating your house which leads to lower CO2 emissions during the use phase of at least 50 years. With Neopor® insulation material you are eligible for applying state-promoted voucher programms.