Casey Kristin Frye
Feb 22, 2012

Patented Zeus ventilation system lined throughout with Basotect G

Nuove Dimensioni Ambientali, S.p.A. (N.D.A.), the Italian supplier of solutions for acoustic insulation, is using Basotect® to absorb sound and thermally insulate its Zeus® ventilation system. Zeus is designed to provide thermal insulation and sound absorption in building air vents and the inside is lined throughout with light gray Basotect G. BASF’s open-cell melamine resin foam is used in a thickness of 20 mm for this application. The foam ensures that the 54 dB rated Zeus ventilation system meets the strict noise control requirements that apply to residential buildings in Italy. This type of ventilation system to EN 14366 is specified for Italian kitchens for safety reasons, as gas is the primary cooking fuel. As well as sound absorption, such ventilating systems also place a lot of emphasis on thermal insulation, as the ventilation systems create thermal bridges in the wall.