Ludwigshafen, Germany -- Chemical giant BASF SE has highlighted a range of its polyurethane products that will be used in different applications in facilities hosting the upcoming football 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Green Point Stadium in Cape Town, one of the stadia to host matches, incorporates BASF's Mastertop 1332, "a polyurethane-based multi-layered decking system," to cope with pedestrian and vehicle traffic, the company said.
"The Mastertop system also offered a dynamic crack-bridging system with very good abrasion resistance and a variable surface profile finish to suit the functionality, waterproofing and anti-slip resistance the contractors required," the statement said, adding that the Mastertop 22 000-sq.m. application was completed in three months from September - November 2009.
The second level of the decking system is also fitted with 14 600-sq.m. of durable waterproof industrial flooring made by BASF, the statement added.
Artificial football playing surfaces from Swiss supplier XL Turf will also be underlayed with "several hundred slabs of energy-absorbing BASF foam padding," the company said.
Other BASF products on show will include construction chemicals for pigments for use in stadiums, and special plastics and leather chemicals for soccer boots, BASF added. (RD)
PIC: Green Point stadium in Cape Town