BASF introduces wallpaper with insulation properties

BASF has introduced insulation wallpaper under the brand Climapor that is said to have a 20-per cent better insulation property than conventional wallpapers.

Made of BASF's Neopor expandable polystyrene (EPS), the new wallpapers show save heating costs, improve the indoor climate and can be used as a wallpaper primer, BASF said.

Neopor is the advanced version of the classic insulation material Styropor (EPS): it contains special graphite particles which act like mirrors in reflecting the thermal radiation and thus reduce heat losses.

Insulation materials made from Neopor can meet the standards required in passive-house construction and save at least 40 per cent of cooling energy for residential buildings in hot climates.

The new Climapor insulation wallpapers will be shown at the Heimtextil trade fair, which will be taking place in Frankfurt, Germany from 13 to 16 January 2010.

Different versions for subsequent renovation