BASF's WALLTITE® Eco recognized at Concours Écoconception 2012
BASF’s WALLTITE® Eco polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier was classified as a finalist in Quebec’s second annual Concours Écoconception 2012.
MISSISAUGA, ON, July 6, 2012 -- BASF’s WALLTITE® Eco polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier was classified as a finalist in Quebec’s second annual Concours Écoconception 2012, an event which recognizes innovative and sustainable initiatives in the Province of Quebec.
This past June, more than 200 attendees from various industries gathered at l'eXcentris Cinema Theatre in Montreal, Quebec, for Concours Écoconception, which celebrates leadership and expertise that combines research and development, design and socio-environmental concerns. Submissions for this year's Concours Écoconception were judged in three categories:
WALLTITE Eco is a medium-density polyurethane foam insulation/air barrier system designed to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. As a spray applied system requiring no fasteners, WALLTITE Eco maximizes the performance of the building envelope and allows heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems to operate more efficiently, helping reduce energy costs.
"WALLTITE Eco helps builders meet the highest standards of sustainable construction," said Pierre Couture, Business Manager, Polyurethane Spray Systems, for BASF Canada. "We appreciate this recognition by the Concours Écoconception."
WALLTITE Eco was the first closed-cell spray polyurethane insulation to obtain the EcoLogoTM, a widely recognized multi-attribute environmental certification. The EcoLogo's criteria include aggressive rates of recycled content and the promotion of products that conserve resources.
This product has also been certified under the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification ProgramSM for indoor air quality.
To learn more about WALLTITE Eco, please visit: www.walltite.basf.ca
EcoLogo is a trademark of UL TerraChoice.
GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification is a service mark of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
WALLTITE Eco is a registered trademark of BASF Canada.
About BASF Polyurethanes
BASF is the leading supplier of Polyurethane Solutions for systems, specialties and PU basic products. With its global network of 38 polyurethane system houses and its comprehensive product and service portfolio, BASF is the preferred partner of its customers in many industries. The BASF brand "Polyurethane Solutions" represents over 40 years of experience of the market and technology leadership for Polyurethane Systems.
In the extremely service-oriented business of polyurethane systems and specialties, reliable PU experience and competence are crucial. Through its system house network, BASF provides fast local support, from technical service and sales to production and marketing during the development of customized solutions. With its world-scale plants, BASF secures its leading market position in the production of polyurethane basic products in all regions of the world.
Polyurethanes make life more comfortable, safer and more pleasant while helping to save energy sustainably. They contribute towards improved insulation of buildings and more attractive, lightweight design of cars. Producers of shoes, mattresses and household goods as well as sports equipment use the unique advantages of polyurethanes provided with the knowledge and expertise of the polyurethane experts of BASF world-wide.
BASF – The Chemical Company
BASF Canada, located in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of BASF SE, and an affiliate of BASF Corporation. BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany.
BASF has more than 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20 billion in 2011. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit www.basf.us.
BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com
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