Wyandotte, Michigan - BASF has added Enertite-brand open-cell spray-applied polyurethane foam insulation to its line of SPF products. According to BASF, this foam insulates while providing other high-performance benefits: sound absorption, healthier indoor air quality, and protection from thermal leaks.
Enertite is a water-blown foam which flows into hard-to-reach areas and seals with no seams. BAS says it outperforms fibreglass and cellulose in insulating value by creating a more airtight building envelope and preventing thermal leaks. As a result, homeowners can look forward to significantly lower utility costs, BASF points out.
"We hope we can put energy savings and other benefits within the reach of more homeowners by providing them with this cost-effective product," said Michael Sievers, marketing manager for BASF Polyurethane Foam Enterprises llc, in a 19 May company announcement.
When used with the proper mechanical ventilation, Enertite can help improve air quality by inhibiting growth of mould and mildew, BASF said. It also absorbs sound, the company said, "markedly improving acoustical performance in areas such as home theatres," BASF said.
Enertite maintains its form and high-performance characteristics over time, and will not deteriorate or sag, BASF added, pointing out that its performance is backed by a limited lifetime warranty.
Enertite must be applied by BASF-approved professional installers to assure quality control, BASF stressed.