BASF launches DiamondShield glass fiber mesh

JACKSONVILLE, FL, September 21, 2015 – BASF Corporation today announced the launch of DiamondShield, the first mesh specifically engineered to provide crack suppression and isolation in stucco wall systems.

“Cracks in stucco lessen the aesthetic appeal of buildings” said Peter Daechsel, National Marketing Manager, BASF Wall Systems. “DiamondShield was specifically developed to provide a cost effective option to reduce the appearance of surface cracking of new and existing stucco assemblies.”

DiamondShield is a balanced, open-grid, triaxial glass fiber mesh specifically engineered for use with BASF acrylic base coats as an overlay. It is applied over new or existing stucco (Portland cement plaster) systems and distributes stress across three directions, which improves the tensile and flexural strength of stucco. The result is greater crack resistance properties for improved building aesthetics.

DiamondShield is manufactured at an ISO 9001:2008 certified manufacturing facility in the US. Fiber strength and mesh pattern are key properties in delivering a successful stucco crack suppression system; our robust quality program ensures that these properties are consistently achieved. For additional information about DiamondShield, call 1-800-221-9255, or visit


Photos Courtesy: BASF Corporation-Wall Systems


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BASF launches Platinum CI Wall Systems featuring Neopor® Rigid Insulation Board

Designed to optimize thermal performance, improve impact resistance and comply with new energy codes


JACKSONVILLE, FL, April 6, 2015 – The BASF Corporation Wall Systems business today announced the launch of Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems featuring Neopor Rigid Insulation Board.

BASF’s Wall Systems is a leading manufacturer of exterior insulation and finish systems (EIFS), stucco and air/water-resistive barriers.

Platinum Continuous Insulation (CI) systems are exterior wall claddings featuring platinum Neopor advanced insulation technology –  the latest innovation in insulation from BASF. Neopor is a patented rigid insulation board with graphite embedded into the polymer matrix. Graphite reflects infrared energy, thus decreasing the material’s thermal conductivity and increasing its R-value. It also exceeds many ASTM C578 Type II requirements including density, flexural and compressive strength.

“Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems provide an innovative alternative to meeting the new energy standards,” said Peter Daechsel, National Marketing Manager, BASF’s Wall Systems business. “They incorporate remarkably effective continuous insulation to produce superior
R-value prescribed for high performing exterior cladding systems.”

Platinum CI and Platinum CI Stucco wall systems utilize a specially selected, high density (1.45 pcf) Neopor board to optimize thermal performance and improve impact resistance. The boards are available in R-5, R-7.5 and R-10 thermal resistance for ease of design and to ensure energy code compliance. Neopor Rigid Insulation Board is also available in custom thicknesses and shapes.

For additional information about Platinum CI and Platinum CI stucco wall systems, call 1-800-221-9255, or visit .

BASF Platinum CI Wall Systems

BASF Corporation – Wall Systems’ Platinum CI wall systems, a continuous insulation system featuring Neopor® advanced insulation technology to optimize thermal performance, improve impact resistance and comply with new energy codes. Photo courtesy: BASF Corporation – Wall Systems



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Holiday Spirit at BASF Wall Systems!


(From Left to Right – Beverly Griffin, John Walker, Devin Koopman, Mike Godoy, Rodger Hongisto, & Justin Hubbard)

If you know me, you have probably heard me say this many times. I love my job and my company! For the past 9 years, I have been fortunate to work with some great people at BASF Corporation – Wall Systems. Amidst all the busy-ness and serious-ness, we take the occasional break for a fun event. Today, we had our Second Annual Ugly Sweater Contest. The participants did an awesome job. There were some great thoughts and stories behind the submissions. The winner has yet to be announced but they were all worthy of an award in my opinion. Great job by all!

20141212_082553_resizedRodger Hongisto being silly and wearing his awesome “ugly” sweater!

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