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BASF to Showcase Water-based and UV Solutions for Adhesives at LabelExpo Asia 2011

Published on 2011-11-29. Author : SpecialChem

Shanghai, China -- BASF, the world's leading chemical company, will present its high performance water-based and UV technologies for the adhesives, printing and packaging industries at the LabelExpo Asia 2011 in Shanghai from November 29 to December 2, 2011.

As a pioneer in developing innovative solutions for the adhesives, printing and packaging industries, BASF will showcase an extensive range of top-of-the-line solutions, including Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) technology, water-based ink solutions and UV curing solutions bundled with low volatile organic compound (VOC) and low migration characteristics. With BASF's strong commitment to research and development, the adhesives product portfolio and related application coverage has been further expanded. Furthermore, new developments have been made in filmic and specialty areas combining environmentally-friendly and high-efficiency features. These are designed to address key trends in the food and beverage, personal care and consumer product industry.

"We are seeing strong interest in BASF's high performance water-based and UV technologies for the adhesives, printing and packaging industries. These help meet the needs of manufacturers focusing on environmentally-friendly solutions. As a leader in innovations and product development in these segments, BASF's solutions are especially welcomed in fast-growing market like China. Apart from providing environmental-friendly solutions, we also focus on introducing highly-efficient products with low migration characteristics to the market." said Gops Pillay, Senior Vice President, Dispersions and Pigments Asia Pacific of BASF.

Pressure Sensitive Adhesive (PSA) technology - Acronal® series

BASF is a world leader in PSA technology. The Acronal® series provides excellent performance, high efficiency, low migration, making it an economic and environmentally-friendly solutions that provides greater choice for PSA labels and tape applications. BASF offers a wide range of adhesive products by using acrylic emulsion and UV-curable acrylic hot melt technologies. A complete line of coater-ready adhesives can be customized and tailor-made to suit various coating technologies in the PSA market.

These areas are :
  1. Paper Labels - Normal & Specialty Paper Labels
  2. Filmic Labels - Normal & Specialty Filmic Labels
  3. Specialty Tapes - Protective & Double-sided Tapes
  4. Graphic Arts

Water-based ink solutions - Joncryl®

The Joncryl® range of high value, high performance water-based polymers for the printing ink and overprint varnish markets is an environmentally-friendly alternative to solvent-based options.

  • Joncryl® ECO: Ultra low VOC solution
  • Joncryl® DFC: Direct Food Contact solution

The total UV-curing solution - Resins and Photoinitiator

BASF is the leading photoinitiator supplier in the market and we are the pioneer in innovation for both photoinitiator and resins development, leveraging the global innovation network. Low migration with high efficiency photoinitiator for UV ink are especially suitable for food packaging printing. This will serve the future focus in UV systems.

  • Laromer®: Fast curing UV resin series
  • Irgacure®: Innovative photoinitiator solution

About BASF Greater China

BASF has been a committed partner to Greater China since 1885. It is one of the biggest foreign investors in the Chinese chemical industry. BASF has about 6,980 employees in Greater China and posted sales approximately €5.8 billion in 2010. The company operates 26 BASF wholly owned subsidiaries and 14 BASF joint ventures in Greater China.

About BASF

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and agricultural products to oil and gas. As a reliable partner BASF creates chemistry to help 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 posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF


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