Add a high quality finishing touch to your printing project with a wide range of resins and emulsions for overprint varnish (OPV) applications. With our products you can formulate a clear or tinted varnish for a matt, satin or glossy finish.
Our products provide your OPV with properties like:
excellent transfer and printability
good gloss and clarity
improved slip and rub resistance properties
A choice of systems
To meet the needs of different printing processes and ink systems, we offer numerous solutions for OPV:
BASF water-based systems have styrene or acrylic binding systems, providing you with maximum formulation flexibility. Formulated into water-based OPVs, BASFs wax emulsions increase surface slip and rub resistance properties, without adversely affecting gloss.
BASF energy curable systems offer excellent gloss and scuff resistance. Energy-curable coatings are solvent-free and ideal for non-absorbing substrates.
For all above mentioned systems we offer a numerous additives to further improve the print quality.