SLENTITE®, the high-performance insulation material from BASF based on PU aerogel, has received the 2018 German Design Award from the Design Council. The distinction was awarded for excellent product design in the Building and Elements category. The expert jury stressed particularly the varied opportunities that SLENTITE® offers architects, designers and planners as a result of its special product characteristics. The insulation panel, which consists of up to some 90 % air and is breathable, permits up to 50 % slimmer insulation than conventional materials – for maximum efficiency combined with high esthetic standards.
SLENTITE® has been undergoing development by a BASF team for several years now. BASF has been working together for many years with Prof. Smirnova’s Instiute of Thermal Separation Processes. For the past six years their cooperation has centred on highly porous aerogels and the success of SLENTITE® is partly based on their joint research. This research has also been the precursor of the NanoHybrids project with BASF’s pilot plant at the core of it.
About BASF’s Performance Materials Division
BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors – transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications. In 2016, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of €6.9 bn. Further information at www.basf.com.