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23.03.2016, 11:14

The Next Generation of Window & Door Installations

Author: BASF SE

BASF has helped Pflüger TOB GmbH to develop a new generation of "passive" window and door installations.

BASF has helped Pflüger TOB GmbH to develop a new generation of "passive" window and door installations.


Pflüger TOB GmbH which is based in Obersteinach, Germany, is offering a new generation of window sill connection and substructure insulation profiles, together with frame extensions made from BASF’s Kerdyn®Green FST structural foam.

The new structural foam meets material Class B2 requirements and is noted for its high compressive strength, good screw extraction values,  high-temperature and chemicals resistance - which means it is compatible with a large number of adhesive and sealant systems.

With very low thermal conductivity, Kerdyn® Green FST is perfectly suited for use in window and door profiles in "passive" houses (in Germany Passivhaus is used to refer to a rigorous, voluntary energy efficiency standard used in construction), and additionally boasts a low water absorption rate of under 2 per cent.

The high-performance polyethylene terephthalate (PET) material is also easily recycled at the end of its life cycle to support environmental sustainability.

Kerdyn® Green FST can be processed in two different densities (115 kg/m3 and 180 kg/m3) and is supplied in thicknesses of between 5mm and 120 mm. Maximum panel size is 1005mm x 2440mm.



High-quality PET structural foams offer extraordinarily good mechanical properties and are suitable for many different processing operations and as composite materials on account of their high temperature and chemicals resistance.


About BASF’s Performance Materials Division

BASF’s Performance Materials division encompasses the entire materials’ know-how of BASF regarding innovative, customized plastics under one roof. Globally active in four major industry sectors - transportation, construction, industrial applications and consumer goods – the division has a strong portfolio of products and services combined with a deep understanding of application-oriented system solutions. Key drivers of profitability and growth are our close collaboration with customers and a clear focus on solutions. Strong capabilities in R&D provide the basis to develop innovative products and applications. In 2015, the Performance Materials division achieved global sales of € 6.7 bn. More information is available online at:

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