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BASF Launches Styrofan NX 4628 Styrene-Butadiene Latex for Sustainable Carpet Manufacture

Published on 2009-01-15. Author : SpecialChem

DALTON, GA -- BASF has launched Styrofan NX 4628 styrene-butadiene latex for carpet backing adhesives and precoats to enable greater use of recycled materials.

"BASF continues to look for ways to add value to our customers' business," said Bert Templeton, Carpet Business Manager for the BASF Acrylics and Dispersions business in North America. "This new latex provides important benefits to help our customers more easily incorporate recycled materials into their carpet products."

"Carpet makers are looking to include more recycled content into their carpet adhesive compounds," said Barry Fowler, Carpet Technical Manager for BASF in North America. "To achieve this improved sustainability objective, more robust latex is needed to properly disperse and stabilize all of the ingredients. Styrofan NX 4628 latex meets that need well."

Styrofan NX 4628 styrene-butadiene latex is specifically designed to help carpet manufacturers incorporate nontraditional post-industrial and post consumer fillers and additives into their carpet backing systems. It replaces Styrofan NX 6690 X.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 15,000 employees in North America, and had sales of approximately $16.4 billion in 2007.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from oil and gas to chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals. As a reliable partner, BASF helps its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF has more than 95,000 employees and posted sales of almost €58 billion in 2007. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF Corporation

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