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Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) and Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs) are key components of a high-performance building envelope. SIPs consist of a polyurethane core between two wood or OSB structural skins, and are used as roofs, walls and floors. IMPs feature a polyurethane insulating core and diffusion-resistant metal skins, and are used as the facade or roofing elements in cold storage, commercial and industrial buildings.


Key advantages include:

  • Resource utilization
  • Superior R-Value
  • More living and working space
  • Design freedom
  • Manufacturing efficiency
  • Energy efficiency
  • Speed of construction
  • Durability
  • Occupant comfort, health and safety
  • Affordability and cost-effectiveness
  • Environmental responsibility
  • Resource utilization
  • Resource utilization
  • Resource utilization


Construction Case Studies


Amherst College

Amherst College

The New England-based facility specifies the WALLTITE® insulating air barrier system for its building envelope upgrade


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Autofroth® Polyurethane Foam Customer Success Story

Homebuilder Eric Habben builds an energy efficient home using thermocore Panel Systems SIPs, made with BASF's Autofroth insulation


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Training centre

BASF and Clinton Climate Initiative help Pennsylvania nonprofit retrofit green jobs training center

The Energy Coordinating Agency (ECA) is to retrofit the training center's roof to the highest performance standards


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BASF Innovations: Shaking Up the Concrete Business

BASF helps find a solution for concrete mixing that has contributed to one of the biggest advances in the ready-mix industry since steel drums were first mounted on trucks


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BASF: Making It Better, Mike Holmes

The famed television personality talks about why he specifies WALLTITE® or WALLTITE ECO™ for his renovation jobs


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Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital

The WWII army hospital in Louisiana is outfitted with a new spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing system


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Clearing the deck

In 2007, it was discovered that the historic Dawson Bridge, in Edmonton Alberta had to be replaced. Following further examination, a lightweight solution was developed, and achieved with 70 percent less weight than reinforced concrete, using SPS rechnology.


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Dallas Independent School District

Over 500,000 square-feet of ELASTOSPRAY® spray-applied polyurethane foam (SPF) roofing is installed on DISD schools


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Des Hauts-Sommets Secondary School

Des Hauts-Sommets Secondary School

WALLTITE® AND ENERTITE® are specified in the construction of a high-performance school in Quebec


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Doing it right with polyurethane insulation.

BASF helped Palm Harbor Homes, a leading American builder of energy-efficient homes, to find a cost-effective method to optimize energy performance, using Autofroth Spray Polyurethane Foam System.


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BASF Polyurethanes Global Construction

Chemistry creates versatility - Building with polyurethanes


KU Capabilities Brochure: Chemistry in daily life

Polyurethane solutions for daily life.


Sandwich Plate System

The patented Sandwich Plate System (SPS), which is created by injecting a two-part, thermosetting polyurethane (PU) elastomer between a steel deck construction, has revolutionized steel engineering.


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