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Light stabilizers and UV absorbers are designed to solve the polymers degradation issues caused by exposure to sunlight.

BASF has developed a comprehensive range of light stabilizers and UV absorbers to meet the requirements of various markets and applications (Agriculture, Automotive, Building & Construction and others).

BASF Light Stabilizer solutions for Building and Construction Applications

Browse this page and learn about the following topics:
  • The trends and drivers impacting Building and Construction
  • The solutions BASF offers for Building and Construction applications
To help professionals overcome the challenges of the Building and Construction market, BASF offers a comprehensive portfolio of Light stabilizers and UV absorbers that enable plastics to be competitive with more traditional building materials such as ceramic, brick, stone, metal, wood, and glass. Discover them in our Selector.

What are the trends and drivers in the Building and Construction market?

The building and construction market continues to grow, supported by material advancements predominantly in plastics. The relevant drivers are listed below:
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Durable and Reduced Maintenance Products

As plastics replace traditional materials they are required to last as long, or longer then what they are replacing. Their widespread appeal is they do so while requiring little to no maintenance.
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Speed and Ease of construction

Full plastic assemblies can be molded or fabricated offsite to increase the speed of construction. Plastics are lighter in weight and thus easier to install than traditional materials, like ceramic, brick, stone, metal, wood, and glass.
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Design and Aesthetics

Molding and extrusion technologies give plastics a design flexibility not possible with traditional materials. Embossing of plastics can yield interesting effects for textures and surface designs.
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Increased Safety

Increasingly stringent safety requirements for building components and assemblies can be met by plastics without making sacrifices in weight or cost.
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Less Expensive

Plastics are making dramatic inroads into the construction market due to their lower cost in use.

Which solutions does BASF recommend for Building and Construction applications?

BASF offers specific Light stabilizers and UV Absorbers that enable plastics to withstand light and thermal exposure in demanding building and construction applications. Here are a few examples. Access the brochure for a complete list.

BASF Light stabilizers for Roofing Applications

Membranes made from polymeric sheets or plastic-coated textiles are widely used to prevent water penetration in a variety of building and construction applications from roofing to landfill liners. With the increasing use of membranes in regions with exceptionally high amounts of sunlight, the ability to meet the ever-increasing demands for life expectancy can be a challenge. BASF’s technical experts, with their deep understanding of industry performance requirements and test methods, are prepared to make stabilization recommendations for your specific membrane application.

Example: BASF product recommendations for Single-Ply Roofing applications:

Single-Ply Roofing

Applications

Products

Specificities and Benefits

Product TDS

Single Ply Roofing Membranes
(TPO-based)

Tinuvin® XT-847

High performance light stabilizer system for the most demanding environments.

A BASF Tinuvin XT 847 FF

Tinuvin® XT-850

High performance light stabilizer system.

A BASF Tinuvin XT 850 FF

Chimassorb® 2020

High performance HMW HALS with outstanding thermal stability.

Chimassorb® 2020

BASF Light stabilizers for Decking Applications

Wood-plastic composites made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP) are gaining in popularity as the material of choice for decking applications. Fortunately, BASF offers additive solutions that can significantly prolong the life of your deck.


Example: BASF product recommendations for Decking applications:

Decking Applications

Applications

Products

Specificities and Benefits

Product TDS

Wood-Plastic Composite Decking
(PE-based)

Chimassorb® 2020

High performance HMW HALS with outstanding thermal stability.

Chimassorb® 2020

Tinuvin® 783

Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer.

Tinuvin® 783

Tinuvin® 326

Benzotriazole UV Absorber.

Tinuvin® 326

BASF Light stabilizers for Piping Applications

During their lifetime, pipes may be exposed to environmental factors that can affect their durability and cause premature failure, including excessive heat and light, high pressures during use, and high soil acidity. The specific needs of each type of pipe, from the simplest to the most complex, can be addressed with tailor-made systems based on BASF’s broad range of stabilizers.


Example: BASF product recommendations for Piping applications:

Piping Applications

Applications

Products

Specificities and Benefits

Product TDS

Water Pipe (PE-based)

Chimassorb® 2020

High performance HMW HALS with outstanding thermal stability.

Chimassorb® 2020

Tinuvin® 326

Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer.

Tinuvin® 326

BASF Light stabilizers for Glazing Applications

Constant exposure to light causes clear plastics, such as polycarbonate (PC), to degrade resulting in yellowing and loss of transparency. To prolong the life of plastic glazing sheet, appropriate light stabilization is essential. BASF’s stabilizers for plastic glazing help prevent plastic degradation and maintain glass-like appearance.

Example: BASF product recommendations for Glazing applications:

Glazing Applications

Applications

Products

Specificities and Benefits

Product TDS

Window Glazing (PC-based))

Tinuvin® 360

Very low volatile benzotriazole UV absorber.

Tinuvin® 360

Uvinul® 3030

Very low volatile cyanoacrylate UV absorber.

Uvinul® 3030

Tinuvin® 1600

Hydroxyphenyl triazine UV absorber providing exceptional light stabilization.

Tinuvin® 1600

BASF Light stabilizers for Flooring Applications

Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is used extensively for hard surface flooring. Not only is it versatile and cost-effective, but it is also durable, hygienic and easy to install and maintain. BASF can support you in finding suitable additive solutions to meet the performance requirements of your polymer-based flooring, whether it is made from PVC, polypropylene (PP), or synthetic rubber. Application

Example: BASF product recommendations for Flooring applications:

Flooring Applications

Applications

Products

Specificities and Benefits

Product TDS

Flooring Tiles (PVC)

Tinuvin® XT-835

High performance light stabilizer system.

Tinuvin® XT-835

Chimassorb® 81

Benzophenone UV absorber.

Chimassorb® 81

To read more about BASF solutions for Building and Construction, access the Brochure.

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Product Selection

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Access the brochure. BASF produces a full range of plastics additives, optimized to meet the special needs of the automotive industry (impact resistance, improved design, thermal stability, light stability, etc.). Read more.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 847 is a UV stabilizer for Thermoplastic Polyolefins (TPO) in roofing membranes. Read more.
Access the brochure. Chimassorb 2020 is a light stabilizer for TPO roofing membranes in building and construction applications. It contributes to exceptional weatherability and durability.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® 1600 UV absorber has been developed for the long-lasting protection of thin-layer applications for exterior uses. Read more.
Access the brochure. Find out about the plastic additives offered by BASF to meet the challenges of the synthetic fiber industry.
Access the brochure. BASF offers the plastic packaging industry a broad range of additives including thermal and light stabilizers. Discover them.
Access the brochure. Find out about BASF stabilization solutions for the Electronics and Electrical market.
Access the brochure. BASF offers innovative stabilization solutions to solve the challenges of the building and construction industry. Discover them in this brochure.
Access the brochure. BASF provides a full range of stabilization and protection solutions for the agricultural industry. Find out more.
Access the brochure. Tinuvin® XT 55 is a Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer designed for polyethylene Tapes and Monofilaments and combining high UV with long term thermal stability.
High performance light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Benzophenone UV absorber. Access product details.
Benzoate light stabilizer. Access product details.
Hydroxyphenyl Triazine UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low Volatile Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Very low volatile benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Very Low Volatile Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Liquid Cyanoacrylate UV Absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
High Performance Light Stabilizer Package. Access product details.
High performance light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Oxanilide UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat Stabilizer. Access product details.
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Tinuvin® P
Benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Liquid light stabilizer system. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS). Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
Liquid benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Very low volatile benzotriazole UV absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low Volatile Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Liquid Benzotriazole UV Absorber. Access product details.
Low volatile hydroxyphenyl triazine UV absorber. Access product details.
Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer (HALS) and Heat stabilizer. Access product details.
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Case Studies from Light stabilizers and UV absorbers

Looking for longer lasting and extended warranty from your polycarbonate sheet?

Are you looking for longer lasting and extended warranty from your polycarbonate sheet?

BASF has developed Tinuvin® 1600, a high performance ultraviolet light absorber of the hydroxyphenyl triazine class exhibiting very low volatility and very high extinction coefficient. A weathering study was conducted in partnership with dott.gallina s.r.l. to evaluate the attributes of BASF Tinuvin® 1600 against standard UV stabilization.

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Protection against Light Degradation for Polyethylene monofilaments and tapes used in exterior applications

Tinuvin® XT 55 is BASF’s latest generation of HALS for the film, fibers and tapes industry. Its primary application is polyethylene monofilaments and tapes.

Tinuvin® XT 55 is a high-performance light stabilizer that has very low contribution to water carry over and therefore enables the production line to run without disturbance.

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Tinuvin® XT 847 light stabilizer fulfills revised TPO roofing membranes standard ASTM D 6878

Tinuvin® XT 847, a proprietary light stabilizer solution based on NOR-HALS (hindered amine light stabilizer) technology provides exceptional durability when used in a properly formulated TPO roofing membrane compound.

It imparts outstanding light and long term thermal stability to enable the TPO to fulfill the revised ASTM D 6878 requirements.

Due to the inherent advantages of NOR-HALS technology products from BASF, it also has lower interaction with system components and acidic environmental contaminants than traditional HALS based chemistries, helping to retain the mechanical properties of TPO membranes to meet the demands of the marketplace and building owners.

Read more about Tinuvin® XT 847 in TPO roofing membranes and access technical data.

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Long Lasting TPO Roofing membranes with Chimassorb® 2020 Light Stabilizer

Struggling to formulate long lasting TPO roofing membranes?

Read this Case Study featuring Chimassorb® 2020 light stabilizer which is recommended by the DOW™ Chemical Company for the use in VERSIFY™-based TPO roofing.

Chimassorb® 2020 combines exceptionally high UV stabilization and long-term thermal stability for both MDH and ATH flame retardant-containing TPO roofing membranes, in compliance with revised ASTM D 6878 standard.

 

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Increase Durability of Agricultural Greenhouse Films with Tinuvin® XT 100 light stabilizer

BASF has developed Tinuvin® XT 100, an advanced NOR® HALS (Hindered Amine Light Stabilizer) technology based solution providing low interaction with acidic pesticide derivatives thanks to its low basicity and its very specific alkoxy-amines chemical content.
Tinuvin® XT 100 is a cost effective light stabilizer designed to prolong the agriculture Polyethylene film lifetime. 

Read this Case Study including a Testimonial from a Chinese greenhouse films manufacturer.

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