New Pilot-Plant On-Stream BASF Starts Pilot–Production of new Insulation Foams
After one and a half year of construction, BASF ramps up production at its pilot plant in Lemförde/Germany: There, the biggest chemical company in the world produces a pu based insulation foam named Slenite.
Leverkuse/Germany – In April, BASF commissioned the pilot plant for the manufacturing of its new high-performance product Slenite. This new insulating material based on a polyurethane aerogel is thus the first to be available in the form of a heavy-duty panel.
As announced, the new plant at the Lemförde location went into operation after 18 months of planning and construction. Numerous firms from the local area were involved in the project. The plant was installed by plant engineering specialists working to specific instructions from BASF engineers. "We're very pleased to have been able to execute such a complex and novel project on time with our competent and enthusiastic team," says Dr. Hermann Bergmann, Group Leader Polyurethane Research. "Now it's a question of fine-tuning the production process.”