BASF increases prices for polymer dispersions, acrylic hotmelts and powders


Effective March 26, 2018, or as existing contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) for polymer dispersions by up to 80 euros per metric ton and acrylic hotmelts as well as redispersible powders by up to 140 euros per metric ton.


BASF finalizes the divestiture of its Pischelsdorf production site in Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH


BASF has completed the announced divestiture of the production site for styrene-butadiene-based paper dispersions in Pischelsdorf, Austria to Synthomer Austria GmbH, a subsidiary of the British specialty chemicals manufacturer Synthomer plc. Consent by the competent antitrust authorities has been obtained.


BASF to increase prices for UV resins


Ludwigshafen, Germany – January 23, 2018 – With immediate effect or as existing contracts allow, BASF will increase its prices for UV resins (Laromer® product range) in EMEA region (Europe, Middle East and Africa) by 3 - 10%, depending on the product type. The price adjustments are necessary due to continued increase of raw material as well as REACH registration costs. UV-resins are used by the coatings, printing, and packaging industries to manufacture UV-curable coatings for, e.g., wood, metal and plastic substrates as well as for overprint varnishes and UV-curable inks. 


New curtain coater installed at the BASF Pilot Plant for paper coating in Ludwigshafen


BASF has recently integrated a curtain coater, based on a “VOITH DF Coat slot dye” into its existing pilot facility. This is now available to customers, as well as interested third parties, for application trials with coating colors for paper and board in both the graphic and packaging sectors.


A new dimension for the furniture industry: BASF and Sonae Arauco win AVK Innovation Award 2017 for 3D moldable wood fiber composites


Porto/Ludwigshafen, September 19, 2017 – At the International Composites Congress in Stuttgart, BASF and Sonae Arauco were jointly honored with the AVK (German Federation of Reinforced Plastics) Innovation Award 2017 for a new development in 3D moldable wood fiber components. The two companies ranked first in the category "Innovative products/components or applications" for providing the furniture industry with a storage stable composite that can be processed by hot molding.


BASF expands paper coating portfolio for the Nordic market at its site in Hamina, Finland


BASF’s new low odor binder for paper coatings, which is based on styrene butadiene, is specially designed for odor sensitive applications in the board and packaging market in the Nordic region. Although applicable for all printing applications, the new product is particularly suitable for food contact and liquid packaging board. The low odor XSB binder is characterized by its minimal content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). It complies with all relevant eco label and food contact requirements.


BASF is lifting force majeure for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis with immediate effect


Ludwigshafen, Germany – August 15, 2017 – With immediate effect, BASF is lifting the force majeure status that was declared on October 31, 2016 for dispersions, dispersion powders and hot melts on acrylic monomer basis (Acronal®, acResin®, Acrodur®, ACROSOL® E 20 D, AQAGloss®, Basonal®, Col.9®, Epotal® and Luhydran®) supplied from the Ludwigshafen and Tarragona sites.


BASF to divest its Micronal® PCM business to Microtek Laboratories


Ludwigshafen, Germany – May 17, 2017 – BASF has signed a contract to sell its Micronal® PCM business to Microtek Laboratories Inc.of Dayton, USA. The transaction comprises intangible assets and inventory. It does not include Ludwigshafen production assets or employees. Both companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction.


Water-based inks and adhesives as a valuable contribution to sustainability in flexible packaging

BASF’s water-based resins for inks and adhesives in flexible packaging are an economically compatible and environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based technologies. This is the result of a recently completed Eco-Efficiency Analysis conducted by BASF and based on previous Eco-Efficiency Analysis for water-based printing inks for flexible packaging in 2009 as well as data from a recent EEA for adhesives in 2016.


BASF announces cooperation with HP Indigo

Strategic collaboration for the development of water-based adhesive solutions


BASF presents new aqueous acrylic binder for nonwovens in construction and abrasive applications

With Acronal 2434, BASF presents a new aqueous acrylic binder for nonwovens meeting high thermo-dimensional stability requirements. The binder is particularly suitable for nonwovens that are used for construction and abrasive applications. The innovative binder complements the comprehensive BASF product portfolio of dispersions and resins, which is going to be presented at booth 2427 at the Index fair in Geneva on April 4 to 7, 2017. 



BASF to launch new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings

BASF introduces new light stabilizers for wood and metal coatings. The five products from the Tinuvin® DW (N) range as well as Tinuvin® 249 will meet the increasing demand for high-performance light stabilizers to formulate durable coatings for exterior use.


BASF acquires Rolic AG, a specialist in light management for advanced LCD/OLED displays

On February 7, BASF acquired the private company Rolic AG headquartered in Allschwil, Switzerland. Both companies have agreed not to disclose financial details of the transaction. The transaction includes Rolic’s affiliates in Allschwil, Eindhoven, The Netherlands and Shanghai, China. Regulatory approvals are not required.


BASF offers sustainable solutions for the packaging industry at Interpack 2017

At Interpack 2017, taking place in Düsseldorf from May 4 to 10, BASF experts and specialists from BTC Europe, the distribution organization of BASF, will present a wide range of products and innovations from its packaging portfolio in hall 10, booth 43.


BASF broadens portfolio of UV resins to include standard epoxy acrylates

BASF is broadening its portfolio of UV resins to include five new standard epoxy acrylates from the Laromer® EA product family. The binders are used for UV-curable coatings for the furniture and flooring industry as well as for overprint varnishes and printing inks. They are characterized by high reactivity and chemical resistance and make coatings and printing inks particularly durable. BASF is going to present these products as well as other innovations at its booth 523 in hall 7A at the European Coatings Show 2017, which will take place in Nuremberg from April 4 to 6, 2017.


BASF SE declares Force Majeure for the supply of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis from sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona


As a consequence of the fire incident at the North Harbour at BASF SE in Ludwigshafen on October 17, 2016, BASF has to declare Force Majeure on deliveries of dispersions, dispersion powders and hotmelts on acrylic monomer basis (Acronal®, acResin®, Acrodur®, ACROSOL® E 20 D, AQAGloss®, Basonal®, Col.9®, Epotal® and Luhydran®) from BASF’s sites in Ludwigshafen and Tarragona until further notice.


BASF divests global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins


BASF has sold its global photoinitiator business to IGM Resins B.V., Netherlands, a global producer and supplier of radiation-curable material.


TfS audit of BASF site in Cengkareng to help global customers promote sustainability


TfS audit of BASF site in Cengkareng to help global customers promote sustainability.



BASF expands production capacities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates in Europe


BASF is extending its existing production facilities for Laromer® UV/EB acrylates, which are part of BASF’s C3-Verbund system, at its Ludwigshafen site in Germany.


New Eco-Efficiency Analysis proves benefits of BASF’s water-based adhesives for flexible food packaging


BASF’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies when it comes to lamination of flexible food packaging.


BASF increases production capacity for Basonat® hardeners


BASF is investing to expand its existing production facilities for Basonat® hardeners at its Ludwigshafen site, significantly increasing its local production capacity.


BASF binder helps produce worldwide first automobile roof frame made of natural fiber


Together with the International Automotive Components Group (IAC), a global leading supplier to the automobile industry, BASF has developed the worldwide first roof frame for cars that is entirely made of natural fiber.


From biomass to dispersions: For the first time BASF produces binders for interior paints based on the mass balance process


For the first time ever BASF is producing dispersions for interior paints based on the mass balance approach. To manufacture the binders of the Acronal® brand, the company replaces one hundred percent of the fossil resources used at the beginning of the production process with renewable raw materials.


BASF launches highly effective deaerator for 100% solids coating systems


BASF recently launched Efka® PB 2744, a defoamer for fast and effective deaeration of 100% solids coating systems. It provides excellent efficiency, long-term persistency and effectiveness against macro and micro foam.


BASF strengthening global network for pigment production


BASF is strengthening its global production network for pigments with two new investments. At the site in Nanjing, China, the company has increased its production capacities for high-performance diketopyrrolopyrrole pigments (DPP). In Ludwigshafen, BASF is going to expand its capacities for the production of versatile alpha blue pigments, which are particularly characterized by their excellent fastness properties, by the fall of 2016.


New effect pigments from BASF enable warm colors with antique look for elegant interiors


A gold that is elegant and unobtrusive at the same time and a bold reddish brown with the shine of metal: With Firemist® Velvet Gold and Firemist Velvet Russet, BASF has launched two new effect pigments worldwide. Both color shades complete the Firemist Velvet series, which also includes pearl (white), bronze and copper pigments.


BASF showcases innovative products at Scanpack fair in Gothenburg


As a supplier and development partner for packaging materials and solutions, BASF will be participating in the Scanpack fair, the largest packaging exhibition in Northern Europe. It runs from October 20 to 23, 2015 in Gothenburg, Sweden. At booth H02:12, BASF will be presenting innovative solutions for biodegradable packaging as well as water-based technologies for printing and converting of flexible packaging.


Introduction of innovative BASF technologies for radiation curing at RadTech Europe 2015


The printing industry is changing tracks: These days, more and more specialist firms are switching from the traditional analog approach to digital printing procedures, preferring in particular the use of inkjet printers that increasingly involve the use of UV-curing inks.


HUGO BOSS racing yacht all in black due to functional pigments made by BASF


Whether the new racing yacht of the fashion house HUGO BOSS is going to be the fastest sailing boat in the world is yet to be seen. But one thing is certain: skippers and sailing fans around the world will not be able to ignore this state-of-the-art yacht.


BASF launches new bio-based Polyol for VOC free* 2K PU applications


BASF has extended its range of high-quality bio-based polyols sold under the Sovermol® trademark. The products are used for manufacturing extremely low-emission 2K PU coatings for interior and exterior applications. With Sovermol 830 BASF is launching a new polyol that makes indoor floorings, e.g. in industrial warehouses or sports halls, more resistant.

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