Seoul, South Korea -- At the 16th Energy Winner Award ceremony, co-hosted by Consumers Korea and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy in Seoul, BASF received the Energy Winner Award for Walltite airtight polyurethane insulation solutions.
The award is granted to producers who conserve energy by minimising use and maximising efficiency. BASF said Walltite, which is a spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation, won the award in the sustainable (green) building area as a result of its outstanding performance and contribution to increasing energy efficiency in buildings by providing a cost-effective way to reduce energy use and associated CO2 production.
Dong-moon Kim, head of BASF's polyurethanes business in Korea said in a company statement, "It is especially significant that this can make a difference for consumers. We will continue to deliver simple, energy efficient insulating systems that help save energy costs for end-users."
The closed-cell foam can simply be sprayed onto surfaces and, due to its initial liquid state, enables all joints and hard-to-reach areas to be fully sealed. These unique qualities allow the insulation to be applied with unmatched speed and versatility compared to other forms of insulation.
BASF points out that, by virtually eliminating air leakage, Walltite helps to control the movement of water vapour and moisture in and out of the building, reducing the risk of condensation and mildew. Walltite can even help prolong a building's life, as it protects against premature deterioration of building materials.
PIC: Dong-moon Kim with the energy award.