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Resins and formulation additives
Joncryl® is a broad range of high-value, high-performance, water-based polymers for the printing ink and overprint varnish market.
Laromer®, Lucirin® and Irgacure® high-performance binding agents and photoinitiators allow emission-free energy curing of printing inks and overprint varnishes. BASF's specialty range of resins for solvent-based inks, Acronal®, Laroflex® and Lutonal®, are key components of liquid packaging inks for gravure and flexo printing on flexible films and foil, providing adhesion and flexibility. The Laropal® range, which provides pigment wetting properties, is compatible with a large number of other resins.
Efka® formulation additives include high-performance dispersants for solvent-based and energy-curable applications, as well as defoamers and surface modifiers.
BASF offers a large and specialized portfolio of pigments , including Lithol® , Irgalite® , Sico® and Heliogen® for all types or printing ink. Irgazin® , Paliotol® , Cromophtal® and Paliotan® pigment ranges are designed for high-performance applications requiring high resistance to temperature fluctuations and chemicals, exterior durability, transparency or special shades.
Metasheen ® pigments give special metallic and mirror-like effects in high-value applications such as fine food and beverage labels, and cosmetic packaging. Xymara® Quicksilver “ready-to-use” metallic inks are designed for gravure and serigraphic printing. Merlin® , Magnapearl® , Firemist® and Dynacol® pearlescent pigments allow a broad choice of iridescent and color travel effects, providing wide scope for the formulation of printing inks and overprint varnishes, particularly in combination with Irgazin® and Cromophtal® transparent pigments, Orasol® , Neozapon® and Fanal® dyes , and Microlith® pigment preparations. With its outstanding properties and performance, this broad selection of product lines enhances quality and value in the printing and packaging industries.
T he world’s leading chemical company, BASF , together with its partners , provides high potential for success. We work closely together with our customers, both to develop new products and to improve existing ones. We help them to achieve the required results, offering guidance on selection and application of our comprehensive range of products. Our highly reputed team of application experts is eager to assist in meeting formulation and related challenges. Close contact with buyers and end users ensures that we keep abreast of changes in demand, and we invest highly in marketing activities and research.