Elastopir®, a new generation of PU rigid foam systems based on Polyisocyanurate (PIR), has been developed to meet growing demands for composite panels with improved fire-protection properties, thus makes it possible to build industrial buildings that are both energy-efficient and safe.
Elastopir®: The Insulation Material With Effective Fire Protection
Elastopir(R)Keeps Cool when the Going Gets Hot
Panels consisting of metal-faced sandwiches with a polyurethane core are highly versatile in their uses thanks to their exceptional insulating properties. In addition to its Elastopor(R) systems for the insulation of facades, roofs and floors, BASF also offers special flame-retardent Elastopir(R) systems of polyurethane rigid foam specifically for industrial buildings. With their extra-high temperature stability, they achieve exceptionally high standards of fire protection in areas where conventional materials reach their limits.
These panels not only provide very low lambda value in terms of thermal conductivity, they also offer an outstanding combination of excellent flame resistance while sustaining other specified physical properties.
Improved Burning Behaviour
The decomposition temperature of a Polyisocyanurate (PIR) is significantly higher when compared to PU (260 °C versus 220 °C), resulting in improved burning behavior, a demand that is highly soughted in the industry.
Superb Fire Resistance
Composite panels manufactured with pentane-blown Elastopir® rigid foam have successfully achieved both 30 and 60 minutes fire resistance when tested in accordance with EN 13501-2. In addition, HFC blown Elastopir® panels have passed the demanding criteria of LPS 1181 and FM4880 class 1.