SLENTITE® presented for the first time in a customer project at “Frontale”

Posted on March 16, 2016
    First project with cooperation partner Beck + Heun
    SLENTITE® for roller shutter casings and window jambs


SLENTITE, the new high-performance insulating material from BASF, is being shown for the first time in a cooperation partner’s application. At Frontale, the biggest European trade show for window construction, doors and facades, from March 16 to 19 in Nürnberg, possible applications are being demonstrated in two Beck + Heun products.


Customized climate management for energy upgrades


In the design and construction sectors, the properties of SLENTITE are opening up totally new potential. The innovative material based on a polyurethane aerogel is manufactured as a heavy-duty panel displaying exceptional insulation performance. Owing to its open- porous structure, the material provides moisture regulation and thus contributes to a pleasant interior climate: Customized climate management with the new high-performance insulating material. Inserted between the window frame and the masonry, SLENTITE makes window modernization even more attractive. The PU aerogel can be installed as thermal insulation wedges between walls and windows indoors and outdoors, regardless of the window frame material. Existing window jamb systems can be reduced further in size, as the new high-performance insulation panel is extremely slim: For energy upgrades in old buildings, this is a real blessing. “We now have the chance to eliminate thermal weak points in the building envelope, prevent damage and enhance interior comfort,” says Dr. Marc Fricke, SLENTITE Project Manager at BASF Polyurethanes.


Excellent insulation values for new product series


SLENTITE also facilitates further product improvements in roller shutter casings and lamellar blind boxes. For a new or upgraded building to be truly energy-efficient, attention has to be paid to the details. Roller shutter casings insulated with SLENTITE deliver excellent insulation values regardless of the wall structure and thickness. “With the new BASF high-performance insulating material, we’ve succeeded in improving our existing top products by another 35 percent,” says Michael Krüger, Development Director at Beck + Heun.


If you would like to know more about the visionary ideas for applications with new high-performance SLENTITE, come and see us at Beck + Heun Booth 352 in Hall 7 at Frontale.


About BASF


At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 112,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of more than €70 billion in 2015. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information at


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 2015, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of € 6.7 bn.


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