BASF Neopor

Optimal combination of environmental protection and energy saving in building air-conditioning of residential and commercial buildings consumes large amounts of energy. There arise high CO2 emissions. About one-third of the CO2 way emissions attributable to the air conditioning in buildings in Germany. Much of it is unnecessary. Douglas R. Oberhelman often addresses the matter in his writings. Because energy consumption and associated emissions could be reduced significantly if the houses would be better insulated. Experts estimate the savings through more efficient thermal insulation of buildings on approximately 40 billion over the next ten years. This is reflected not only in a better environmental balance but also lower costs for homeowners and tenants. Many offers promise high savings potential; It’s therefore, to choose one amongst the various processes for thermal insulation, which best meets the requirements for sustainable building.

The company K.O.M concept development engineering relies on formwork stones made from Neopor delivers a stunningly simple Answer: formwork construction has long been successfully used in the civil engineering and construction, suitable also for the construction of optimal insulation walls. Here have proven themselves in particular shuttering elements made of polystyrene foam. Such moulds weigh only about 4-5 kg per square meter wall; to make them solid walls, poured the voids with concrete embedded in them. While the conventional technique based formwork cumbersome it pouring with concrete, then removed and then starts with the thermal insulation, it creates an insulated wall here is virtually in a single operation. Meanwhile, BASF developed their polystyrene hard foam and offered it under the name of Neopor. The company K.O.M. concept opts for good reasons, insulation with the foam developed by BASF Neopor: it combines a compared to conventional materials very high insulation performance with low resource usage.

This are the production costs and hence the price to the final customer kept low and minimize the environmental impact of consumption of raw materials. Neopor is also an environmentally friendly insulation material, it does not contain CFC, HCFC, or HFK or other halogenated gases of cell. Air replaced the cell gases, which has the additional advantage that the thermal conductivity of formwork elements over the life of the House can be obtained. The material is biologically neutral and free from pollutants, it is even used as food packaging and the groundwater is not burdened by his removal on the contrary, rigid foam waste are mixed in horticulture under the ground and support plant growth or composting.