Small, round, black – one material, many applications
Neopor® – is composed of small black beads of polystyrene (EPS) granules containing blowing agent which makes it expandable. BASF produces this unique material which is processed by foam manufacturers into insulating materials for a wide range of different applications.
These black beads are foamed by converters on conventional EPS machines and processed to silver-grey foam blocks and moulded parts with up to 20 percent better insulating performance than conventional EPS. The blocks are then cut to boards of different thicknesses.
Neopor® insulating materials offer greater insulating performance and up to 50 percent lower use of materials than conventional EPS, helping environmental conservation and saving money. Environmentally-friendly Neopor® insulating materials do not contain CFCs, HCFCs, HFCs or other halogenated cell gases. They contain air as the cell gas, which guarantees the preservation of the thermal conductivity throughout the life of the construction.
Neopor® insulating materials therefore represent a modern, environmentally-aware lifestyle. We call it "Innovation in insulation".