Polyurethanes South Africa recently held a spray polyurethane foam workshop at their performance materials division in Johannesburg.


BASF Polyurethanes South Africa recently held a workshop to educate spray foam applicators on sustainable construction applications. The company’s current applicators as well as new applicators and broader members of the construction industry attended the workshop, which was held in Johannesburg.

BASF is the first manufacturer to obtain B1 (in other words – no spread of flame) Fire certification for its Elastospray® polyurethane foam system and the company plans to host a series of similar workshops throughout the country.

Markus Kropp, managing director of BASF Polyurethanes South Africa, says the certification reinforces the company’s position as a leader in sustainable construction solutions.

“This workshop cements our commitment to being a catalyst in promoting partnerships within the construction value chain,” commented Kropp.

The keynote speaker of the one-day workshop was the vice-president of BASF Business Management Construction, Friedhelm Lehrich, who focused his presentation on the importance of creating partnerships throughout the value chain.

Brendan Lowen, market development specialist for construction at BASF Polyurethanes South Africa, gave an industry overview and analysis, and touched on various topics relating to the benefits of Elastospray® systems.

Besides the presentations from executives, the workshop also included a panel discussion as well as live demonstrations that highlighted the benefits of spray foam applications such as being able to apply the product internally as well as externally, its moisture barrier characteristics and the fact that it doesn’t require support for its installation as it adheres to all substrates, among other benefits.

Follow-up workshops, which will be held in other major centres in South Africa, are currently being planned.  

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