- Pilot plant for discontinuous production of PU insulating panels up to 10m
- Two different application techniques available: flat coating & injection technology
At its Lemfoerde site BASF has commissioned a new pilot line for the development and discontinuous production of polyurethane insulating panels. The new flat laminating line facilitates the production of panels up to ten meters long using two different application techniques: flat coating in which the material is applied into the open mould and injection technology that delivers the polyurethane into the closed mould using a novel mixing head.
At this testing center, the company can now implement a wide range of projects and replicate customers’ production processes. Sandwich panels of PU rigid foam are used mainly in refrigeration, for instance in refrigerated vehicles and containers, cold stores and other applications for which discontinuous panel production makes most sense. The Elastopor and Elastopir PU system brands are specifically available to BASF customers for these applications.
For the flat laminator, a new testing center hall with a total of 900 square meters has been built in Lemfoerde. Installations for the development of other polyurethane applications such as insulated pipelines will also be accommodated here.