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BASF Solutions for Sustainable Construction

March 7, 2012

LONDON, March 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

– Stand N250 at Ecobuild 2012

BASF, one of the leading providers of products, systems and solutions for sustainable
construction, will be exhibiting at Ecobuild 2012. The BASF stand (N250) will feature
projects in the UK which have been used to demonstrate how energy efficiency in buildings
can be achieved through innovative, competent and reliable solutions.

These projects – The BASF House in Nottingham, The Victorian Terrace renovation at the
BRE, the Jaguar Land Rover training academy in Warwick, Tata’s Sustainable Building
Envelope Centre on Deeside, and government offices in Whitehall – feature a range of BASF
energy efficient products and solutions, including innovative insulation foams, admixtures
for concrete, phase change materials and pigments for heat management.

Neopor(R)- graphite particles provide unique performance

The grey Neopor(R) (expandable polystyrene: EPS) was introduced into the construction
market more than ten years ago. It gets its colour and unique performance by the addition
of graphite particles. Neopor(R) offers an improved insulating performance. When installed
as cavity wall insulation the beads demonstrate their superior insulating capacity in
comparison to conventional white EPS and other insulants. Cavity wall insulation can
reduce the amount of heat escaping from your home by up to 35 per cent. By using Neopor(R)
5200 bonded beads home owners can save 25 per cent of energy compared to other cavity wall
insulants. In the UK, Neopor(R) 5200 is used by our customer Domestic and General
Insulation LTD (DGI) as Thermobead Diamond.

BASF will also show the external thermal insulation composite system (ETICS) with
Neopor(R) at Ecobuild 2012. ETICS provides extremely suitable and economic thermal
insulation in new and old buildings. It protects the supporting internal leaf or the
external wall from thermal stress and against weathering.

Inverted roof insulation with Styrodur(R)C

Styrodur(R) C (XPS: extruded polystyrene rigid foam) has been protecting homes against
heat, cold and moisture for almost 50 years. At Ecobuild BASF will demonstrate how
Styrodur(R) C can be used for inverted roof insulation. An inverted roof is a flat-roof
construction, in which the insulating material lies above the waterproofing, creating a
layered structure that combines energy -efficient thermal insulation with long-term
structural protection. This design is made possible because Styrodur(R) C absorbs hardly
any water due to its closed-cell foam structure and the foam skin on both sides.
Insulation generally prolongs the service life of buildings, increases their value and
improves the living climate.

Basotect(R)- jack of all trades

Thanks to its high sound-absorption capacity, low weight (9 g/l) and fire resistance,
the versatile melamine resin foam Basotect(R) is used in the construction sector, as well
as in industry, to improve the acoustics of rooms. Basotect(R) is an open-cell foam based
on melamine resin with a unique product profile: Its basic material makes it
flame-retardant, abrasive, and suitable for conditions of up to 240degree(s)C while
retaining its properties over a wide temperature range. It can be used in applications
that require heightened fire safety, such as in buildings, cars and trains. Because of its
low thermal conductivity and the fact that it is fibre-free, Basotect can also be used in
solar thermal systems and air-conditioning technology.

WALLTITE(R)- a Sustainable Refurbishment Solution

WALLTITE spray applied polyurethane foam insulation creates a seamless and joint free
finish to provide the ultimate air tight insulation system. The spray foam’s unique
qualities allows the insulation to be applied with incomparable speed and versatility
compared to other conventional forms of insulation. Since last year’s Ecobuild,
WALLTITE(R) has experienced notable successes within the refurbishment market as a problem
solver for insulating older properties. The initial liquid state of the foam allows the
product to seal every joint and the hard to reach areas. This unique benefit provides
durable and optimum air tightness results that can meet and exceed the latest Building
Regulations. WALLTITE(R) provides an efficient insulation that can also work particularly
well for new build projects due to the spray foam’s impressive U-value results and a
thermal conductivity as low as 0.025W/mK. Coupled with the foam’s innate versatility,
WALLTITE(R) proves to be an extremely reliable and economic option for a wide range of
specifications.

PCI Geofug(R) the joint that almost cleans itself

Thanks to its super-hydrophilic properties, the peciclean(R) effect minimises the
cleaning work required and makes joints especially repellent to oil, grease and dirt. In
contrast to the lotus effect, water is not repelled but forms an extremely thin film on
the surface of the joint. Dirt cannot take hold. It is simply floated off the surface and
can be removed easily. PCI Geofug(R) is suitable for a variety of interior applications on
walls and floors. It can be used for joints up to 6 mm wide in all ceramic coverings, even
in wet rooms. The joints even resist attack by acid based household cleaning agents. PCI
Geofug(R) is the ideal solution for residential and commercial properties especially
retail units, car showrooms, shopping centres, supermarkets, airport lounges and hotels.

MASTERTOP(R) 1300 Series – Performance flooring never looked so good!

Attractive, sound deadening and comfortable underfoot, the MASTERTOP(R) 1300 series of
resin flooring systems is perfect for active environments, combining functionality and
aesthetics in perfect balance. There’s no compromise on durability, cleanability or
chemical resistance and the design possibilities are endless, whether it’s an office, a
school or a leisure facility.

Micronal(R) PCM – phase change material

One product which attracted considerable interest at last year’s Ecobuild was
Micronal(R) PCM, BASF’s phase change material which provides intelligent temperature
management for buildings. This year’s stand will include examples of its use, including
ebb(TM) PCM Clay Board and Armstrong CoolZone lightweight thermal mass ceiling systems.

Coil Coating Topcoats:

PLASTICERAM(R)TOP – For the demanding environment

PLASTICERAM(R) TOP is a topcoat product based on plastisols. It is designed for
outdoor use in demanding environments in the construction industry and stands out for
excellent UV resistance and a high degree of corrosion protection. Thanks to coat
thicknesses of 150 – 200 microm, PLASTICERAM(R) products are extremely resistant to
weathering and aging. In particular the outstanding UV resistance convinces customers.
PLASTICERAM(R) products have been used for decades as a standard coating for steel wall
and ceiling elements.

POLYCERAM(R) U – Superior flexibility and durability

POLYCERAM(R) U is a topcoat product based on polyurethanes for exterior use. It is
designed as a high end solution for the construction industry. POLYCERAM(R) U is extremely
resistant to weathering and aging and especially made for roofing and cladding
application. POLYCERAM(R) U is a highly UV resistant topcoat with an excellent performance
throughout product lifetime.

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio
ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil
and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection.
Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet
the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to
conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the
quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create
chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about EUR63.9 billion in 2010 and
had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of 2010. BASF shares are traded on the
stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on
BASF is available on the Internet at http://www.basf.com or in the Social Media
Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com [http://newsroom.basf.com ].

        Contact:
        Chris Wilson
        Phone: +44(0)161-488-5616
        Chris.wilson@basf.com

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