BASF to showcase new products for sustainable construction during AIA 2012


BASF, a leading supplier of chemical innovations for the construction industry, will showcase advances in energy-efficient, durable and sustainable high-performance construction materials during the American Institute of Architects (AIA) National Convention and Design Exposition at booth #803 from May 17-19, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington D.C.

BASF’s ‘intelligent’ high-performance solutions are the answer to future design challenges,” said Beate Ehle, Executive Vice President, BASF Corporation and President, Market and Business Development for BASF in North America. “Used for generations in landmarks such as the Hoover Dam, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and most recently One World Trade Center, BASF solutions enable creation of smarter, more efficient buildings, and save time, money and precious resources.”

Featured innovations will include:

Basotect® G+

A new grade of lightweight, sound-absorbing, fiber-free melamine foam, Basotect® G+ is used in room acoustic applications. Basotect G+ meets the strict emission requirements of the California Section 01350, which fulfills indoor air emissions for California Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS) and several LEED® criteria, with 35 percent coverage of the ceiling.

Carlisle’s Sure-White™ EPDM FleeceBACK™ membrane, FAST™ Adhesive and SPF-245 with BASF spray foam

This unique roofing system delivers superior performance for wind-uplift resistance and waterproofing, and maximizes energy efficiency by eliminating thermal bridging of insulation joints and fasteners.

Consistent Concrete Value Tool (CCVT)

Developed to model the dollar savings potential a concrete producer can achieve with more consistent concrete, the CCVT uses producer inputs and market data to help concrete producers to engineer the most cost-efficient mix.

Pozzolith® 700N

A water-reducing admixture for sustainable ready-mix concrete construction, Pozzolith® 700N is specially formulated to reduce concrete setting time, helping concrete producers promote sustainable mixtures that offer the characteristics that engineers expect.

Quick Corner 6

This one-piece corner insert made from BASF Wall Systems’ sheathing fabric is designed to provide seamless corner reinforcement and moisture protection for windows, a critical area of the building envelope.

Chroma Finish

A high-chroma, fade-resistant finish for stucco and exterior insulation finishing systems (EIFS), Chroma Finish is designed to produce strong, intense colors typical of those used in corporate identity campaigns or on any job where vivid color with increased color retention is desired.


A moisture-mitigation solution for use with resinous flooring systems, MASTERTOP® VB 240 FS is a high-performance epoxy coating that bonds aggressively to concrete for long lasting floor installations.

Tinuvin® 1600

Tinuvin® 1600 is an ultraviolet (UV) light absorber that extends the durability and life expectancy of architectural and automotive glazing applications, window films, displays, protective films, photovoltaics and other products exposed to intense UV light.

BASF is a leader in the construction industry. With more than 600 products serving 75 construction product categories, we offer the broadest portfolio of products used directly on construction sites, or integrated into other products, to improve the performance of construction projects.

For more information on BASF’s commitment to energy-efficient, durable and sustainable high-performance construction or to learn more about any of the products featured above, please visit