Dispersions & Resins


BASF offers dispersions for a broad range of packaging applications. Be it an application in the field of glossy film lamination, film to film lamination or a functional coating, BASF offers outstanding products which cover mostly all needs of the different packaging industries in all performance grades. 

Glossy Film Lamination

Glossy film lamination is the most sophisticated way of refining printed products. With the help of this technology, the printed product is laminated with a film. In general, this plastic film is laminated onto printed cartons with the help of an adhesive. This procedure increases the appeal and shine of the printed product. At the same time, it protects printed surfaces from abrasion and ensures better tear resistance. Products that feature glossy film lamination can be found above all in the premium range. Typical applications are book spines, glossy brochures and perfume boxes.

Our contribution

BASF is the leading supplier of high-quality dispersions that have been specifically developed for glossy film lamination adhesives. In addition, our portfolio encompasses additives such as wetting agentsdefoamers and rheology modifiers, which are suited for many different applications. Our products stand out due to their consistently high quality and help to formulate waterbased adhesives for demanding applications. 20 years of experience in the production and development of dispersions for glossy film lamination make us one of your first ports of call.

Product name Technology TI Application properties
Acronal® 3648 Acrylic dispersion

PDF Adhesive raw material for oustanding resistance to grooving and embossing
Acronal® 3591 Acrylic dispersion

PDF Adhesive raw material allowing for high resistance to grooving and embossing
Acronal® 3850 Acrylic dispersion

PDF Adhesive raw material for high resistance to grooving and embossing, good results in combination with Acronal 3648 and Acronal 3591
Acronal® 3640 Acrylic dispersion

PDF Adhesive raw material with food contact approval
Basonat®  HW 1000 Hydrophilic modified polyisocyanate

PDF Water-dispersable cross-linking agent for 2C adhesives
Basonat®  HW 1180 PC Hydrophilic modified polyisocyanate

PDF Low viscous cross-linking agent for 2C adhesives

Film to Film Lamination

Flexible packaging such as stand-up pouches is becoming increasingly important. These packages consist of several layers of film to ensure that the desired requirements such as good mechanical stability, good printability or light impermeability can be met. It is only due to adhesives that these various films can be combined to form a multi-layer packaging. Hence, they play a decisive role when it comes to developing and manufacturing packagings.

Our contribution

As a leading supplier of adhesive raw materials BASF offers the packaging industry new possibilities and opportunities with its aqueous dispersions and additives. Water-based adhesives are an environmentally friendly and efficient alternative to solvent-based and solvent-free adhesives that have been used up to now.
Our dispersions are free from toxic substances and are approved for direct food contact. In addition, they allow the immediate further processing of laminates. Due to this fact, converters can reduce the time span between incoming orders and delivery to one day, significantly decrease their stock and focus on their core competences. 
Apart from intensive technical support, we offer our customers the opportunity to benefit from our innovative coating center. We have coating/laminating machines both at laboratory as well as at pilot-scale level, which are both specially suited for packaging applications. There we develop and test dispersions specifically for our customers.

Product name Technology TI Application properties

Epotal®  CF 600 series

Polyurethane dispersion   Customer formulated adhesives for high performance retort applications
Epotal®  CF 500 series Polyurethane dispersion   Ready to use adhesives for medium performance requirements
Epotal® CF 300 series Polyurethane dispersion   Formulated adhesives for general purpose laminates
Epotal® FLX series Polyurethane dispersion   Adhesive raw materials, suitable for film-to-film lamination of various substrates such as PP, PE, PET, foil, PA and all kind of performance levels
Epotal® ECO series Polyurethane dispersion   Compostable adhesive raw material according to norm EN 13432 suitable for fil-to-film lamination, enabling production of fully compostable packaging material
Epotal®  DP series Polyurethane dispersion   Water-based adhesives fitting to special requirements of digital printing
Epotal®  BLX series Polyurethane dispersion   Dispersions with special properties, enabling production of functional, high barrier packaging material
Basonat LR 9056 Hydrophilic modified polyisocyanate PDF Food contact approved crosslinking agent for 2C acrylic adhesives

Functional Coatings

By coating it with dispersions, packaging material can be made to suit specific applications. For example, in order to be able to combine PVDC and PVC you need to use adhesion-boosting dispersions, i. e. primers. With the help of special dispersion coatings, the packaging can be provided with aroma preservation and a mineral oil barrier – or it can be cold-sealed.

Our contribution

Whether it is barrier coatings, adhesion-boosting substances, re-sealable packaging or cold sealing – BASF offers dispersions and additives -  particularly stabilizers - for a broad range of functional coatings.

Product name Technology TI Application properties

Luphen®  700

Polyurethane dispersion PDF Suitable as adhesion promoter and for topcoat applications
Emuldur®  381 A Polyurethane dispersion PDF Suitable as adhesion promoter and for barrier applications, excellent performance with PVC / PVDC / PE / PP
Epotal® P 350 Polyurethane dispersion PDF Suitable for adhesion promoter applications for polyolefinic films
Epotal® A 816 Acrylic dispersion PDF Barrier coating for films to protect against mineral oil, grease, aroma
Epotal® 3642 X Acrylic dispersion

PDF Suitable for cansealing, alu-paper lamination and vapor barrier coatings
Gliding dispersion 8645 Wax dispersion PDF Suitable as slip agent and additive to improve block-resistance

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