BASF Launches Platinum CI Wall Systems
Designed to optimize thermal performance, improve impact resistance and comply with new energy codes.
The BASF Corporation Wall Systems business announced the launch of Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems featuring Neopor Rigid Insulation Board. BASF’s Wall Systems is a leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco and air/water-resistive barriers.
Platinum Continuous Insulation (CI) systems are exterior wall claddings featuring platinum Neopor advanced insulation technology—the latest innovation in insulation from BASF. Neopor is a patented rigid insulation board with graphite embedded into the polymer matrix. Graphite reflects infrared energy, thus decreasing the material’s thermal conductivity and increasing its R-value. It also exceeds many ASTM C578 Type II requirements including density, flexural, and compressive strength.
“Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems provide an innovative alternative to meeting the new energy standards,” said Peter Daechsel, national marketing manager, BASF’s Wall Systems business. “They incorporate remarkably effective continuous insulation to produce superior R-value prescribed for high performing exterior cladding systems.”
Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems utilize a specially selected, high density (1.45 pcf) Neopor board to optimize thermal performance and improve impact resistance. The boards are available in R-5, R-7.5 and R-10 thermal resistance for ease of design, and to ensure energy code compliance. Neopor Rigid Insulation Board is also available in custom thicknesses and shapes.
For additional information about Platinum CI and Platinum CI stucco wall systems, call 1-800-221-9255, or visit www.wallsystems.basf.com.