boards made of Neopor® Plus BMB are expandable polystyrenes (EPS)
with polymer flame retardants (Polymer FR).
stands for “Biomass Balance” products. The Biomass Balance method uses
renewable raw materials such as bio-naphtha or biogas in the manufacture of
chemical base products by the production network of BASF along with fossil raw
materials. The organic content is then allocated to certain BASF sales products
such as Neopor® Plus BMB granulate in accordance with a certified
method /TÜV Süd Standard CMS 71/. BMB products display the same quality as
non-BMB products as the product formulation is identical to that of its fossil
BMB approach applied by BASF supports the use of renewable raw materials which
leads to savings in fossil resources and lower greenhouse gas emissions. The
biomass used requires proof of sustainability in the form of a certificate of a
standard recognised by the Renewable Energy Directive. Neopor® Plus
BMB granulate is manufactured from biogas extracted from kitchen waste. The
biogas used is certified in accordance with the /REDcert/ system.