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Reminder: Book your place for September or November now!

Dear Readers,

If you haven´t booked your place for our expert talk yet, this is your opportunity! 
The topics are innovation, sustainability and digitalization, which are closely linked.
You will gain insights into current innovation drivers, sustainable solutions, and the power of digitalization. The discussion will focus on regulations, legal limits, and solutions to meet the growing demand for sustainable products. You will hear about digital tools fostering innovation used in production and facilitating laboratory work. We will also debate whether Artificial Intelligence can replace human creativity in the innovation process.


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Newly available: web seminars for ACE and protective coatings

Dear Readers,

We are happy to invite you to our new web seminar series in autumn 2021 on Resins for Coating applications.

Look forward for our newly available web seminars for ACE and protective coatings. We will present Basonol® AC for 2K PU waterborne coatings as well as Acronal® Pro, our solution for cost-effective and sustainable corrosion protection.

Additionally, we will repeat some of our best of web seminars for furniture and floor coatings, focusing on our water-based coating Joncryl® 953X for grain enhancement, the revival of PVC-based tiles, UV resins for parquet coatings, the science behind electron beam technology, deep matt surfaces, and the sustainability toolbox for furniture and flooring. Please check the repetition dates if you were unable to attend the first sessions.


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Announcing our new series of web seminars for additives including special expert talks and latest innovations 

Dear Readers,

Our next web seminars will not only be covering some brand new innovations, they will also have a brand new format. We are delighted to introduce our expert talks, giving you a chance to hear from recognized industry experts on selected topics and ask them questions. 

The line-up for our first two expert talks includes Prof. Dr. Georg Meichsner, Physical Chemistry of Coatings at Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, and Frank Kother, CEO of TMC GmbH. They will talk about the latest trends of the paints and coatings industry, and practical experiences with two of our innovative dispersing agents for solvent-based automotive and industrial coatings: EFKA® PX 4780 and 4787. 

Additionally, we want to introduce to you our next generation of rheology modifiers for architectural and industrial coatings: Rheovis® PU 1192/1193.

Last but not least, we would like to present our new and innovative stabilizer for hot melt adhesives, Irgastab® Plus 5170 MG. Irgastab® Plus 5170 MG combines superior performance with an innovative product form.

We will repeat our web seminars about a month later this autumn. Please check the later repetition dates if you are unable to attend the first sessions. 


Dear Readers,

We are happy to announce our fourth web seminar series on resins for furniture and flooring, taking place across June and July.

These sessions will cover trends and topics relating to UV/EB technology – from our new high functional polyester acrylate for high-performance UV coatings, to the revival of PVC-based tiles, to UV resins for parquet coatings, to the science behind electron beam technology.




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Explore our web seminars in June: label-free defoamer, improved hot melt systems and color-stable façade coatings

Dear Readers,

We are back with more exciting topics from the universe of Additives! Register now for our next three web seminars,.

  • Are you searching for a hazard-label-free defoamer for industrial and wood coatings? Then meet Lars Hoffmann in our web seminars taking place in the middle of June.
  • Later in June, we’ll offer web seminars of interest to anyone looking for improved hot melt adhesives.
  • Finally, for insights into color stabilization of façade coatings, please join our presentations at the end of June and beginning of July.

Looking forward to being in touch with you!


As we continue our web seminars tin-free catalysis, label-free light stabilizers, and façade coatings move into the spotlight

Dear Readers,

After a short break over Easter, we are pleased to announce the next set of web seminars, taking place across this month.

Our next sessions will include the following topics:

  • Looking to make your moisture-curing coatings more environmentally responsible? Address environmental needs with tin-free catalysis for moisture curing systems. Join our session in mid-April and learn more about our tin-free catalyst Basionic Kat 1.
  • Looking for alternatives to Tinuvin® 326? Don’t miss our guide to label-free products in late April.
  • Alternatively, if you’re interested in façade-coatings, we have dedicated sessions on 21-22 April.

As we always strive to provide you with topics that are not only exciting but also relevant to you professionally, we hope we have offered interesting web seminar subjects to you in the last months. Our goal is to meet all your needs in the diverse world of additives and it will be our pleasure to see you all at the upcoming sessions.

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Find out how easily more sustainable and cost-effective corrosion protection can be achieved: Watch our latest vodcast episode!

Dear Readers,

Spoiler alert! Episode Two of our Resins Stories Unplugged vodcast has been released. This session is all about more sustainable corrosion protection with DTM and multilayer systems. Our experts explain how easily such coatings can be formulated and applied using the water-based Acronal® PRO 770 dispersion.


Bringing forward our joint business in the long term

Dear Readers,

As you know, a fire at BASF SE’s Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide and Oxogas production in Ludwigshafen as a consequence of a leakage has led to a disruption of the Hydrogen, Carbon Monoxide and Oxogas supply. We would like to sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to your company. Please be assured that we continue to use all reasonable efforts to mitigate the effects of this shortage. Nevertheless, we would like to continue the dialog on innovations and new product developments, with the aim of bringing forward our joint business in the long term.

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New topics announced: Adhesion on plastics, preventing knot staining and low-VOC flooring

Dear Readers,

We invite you to join our 3rd web seminar series in spring 2021 on Resins for Furniture & Flooring.

Register now for our web seminars on the following topics:

  • Deep matt surfaces – how to combine deep gloss with high scratch and chemical resistance with our Excimer technology
  • Low VOC hits the floor – discover Joncryl U 4501, a new PUD for flooring applications combining low VOC levels with high scratch resistance and easy application
  • Adhesion on plastics – why this is challenging to achieve for 100% UV systems, and how you can make your coating stick
  • Novel acrylic dispersion to prevent knot staining – introducing a new waterborne acrylic dispersion that makes it possible to formulate a stain-resistant primer coating


Our lastest topics for Performance and Formulation Additives: Label-free light-stablizers, digitalization and sustainable solvent-based coatings.

Dear Readers,

Time flies! It feels like the year has just begun, but our first set of web seminars in 2021 has already concluded. Now, we’re pleased to announce the next series.

You have three sessions to look forward to, starting this month:

  • Looking for label-free alternatives to Tinuvin® 292 and Tinuvin® 770? Join our first webinar at the end of February.
  • Interested in how digitalization works for printing and packaging applications? That’s the subject of our session in early March.
  • Want to drive sustainability in solvent-based industrial and wood coatings? Our web seminar in mid-March is for you.
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A host of new dates and topics  to explore smart solutions for WB & UV systems

Dear Readers,

We invite you to join our 2nd web seminar series 2021 for Resins for Furniture & Flooring.

Register now for the web seminars on the following topics:

  • Waterbased 1K offerings for furniture coatings to offer high resistance to chemicals, wear and scratch for flat stock and furniture backings as well as medium and high-quality furniture.
  • Outstanding scratch and chemical resistance for high-qualitative applications in the wood and industrial segments – the UV-curable resin Laromer® UA 9162.
  • Aesthetic effects and high performance for premium furniture – the Laromer® UVEB portfolio.
  • Vitalize the beauty of wood. The highly protective Joncryl® 953X portfolio for furniture & flooring coatings.
  • Deep matt coatings or how to combine deep gloss with high scratch and chemical resistances with our Excimer technology.


Be well-prepared in the new year with smart solutions for WB & UV systems and our sustainability toolbox

Dear Readers,

We are happy to invite you to our 1st web seminar series 2021 for Resins for Furniture & Flooring.

Register now for the following topics:

  • Waterbased 1K offerings for furniture coatings to offer high resistance to chemicals, wear and scratch for flatstock and furniture backings as well as medium and high quality furniture.
  • Excellent wood treatment with UV systems to meet the latest requirements of large furniture manufacturers such as IKEA when it comes to the quality of coated materials (e.g. IOSMAT 0066) and the use of renewable or recyclable resources (e.g. IKEA renewable guideline).
  • Sustainability toolbox for furniture & flooring to save fossil resources with up to 100% of renewables and reducing your CO2 footprint – without compromising on product performance.
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New web seminars: Performance and Formulation Additives for wood coatings, surface slip and corrosion resistance

Dear Readers,

We wish you and your family a happy and healthy New Year and all the best for 2021.
What better way to start the New Year than to attend our first series of web seminars on performance and formulation additives?
In the first two web seminars end of January, we will show you how you can enhance the beauty and durability of wood coatings.
In the third, we focus on Formulation Additives improving surface slip and the fourth concentrates on optimizing corrosion resistance for water-based DTM-Coatings.
Thank you for your interest in our products, web seminars and for your helpful feedback in 2020. We look forward to your participation and the interaction with you in 2021.

We are happy to welcome you to the web seminars!


Web Seminars Resins for Furniture & Flooring - 2nd Series 2020/21

Dear Readers,

We are pleased to invite you to our second web seminar series 2020/21 for Resins for Furniture & Flooring.

The topics we have chosen include:

    Outstanding scratch and chemical resistance for high qualitative applications in the wood and industrial segment – the UV-curable resin Laromer® UA 9162

    Aesthetic effects and high performance for premium furniture – the Laromer® UVEB portfolio

    Highly-protective grain enhancement for water-based 1K systems – our new Joncryl® 953X portfolio for furniture & floor coatings

We are happy to welcome you to the web seminars!



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Web Seminars on Resins for Furniture & Flooring, 1st Series 2020/21

Dear Readers,

We may not be able to meet in person, but we are still committed to collaborating and sharing insights. Therefore, we are pleased to invite you to a new series of web seminars, taking place later this month and continuing into early 2021.

Our first two webinars will cover two topics that are very much on trend:

  • Treating wood with UV systems to make furniture coatings more durable and sustainable
  • Solutions to boost sustainability without compromising on performance

You can sign up now to attend. We look forward to seeing you online and to sharing our knowledge and insight with you.


Dedicated to supporting our customers, and striving to find new ways to collaborate with every one of you

Dear Readers,

Throughout 2020, the health of our teams, customers and partners has been the most important thing to us – and this is especially true as we see COVID-19 transmission rate rise again. At BASF, our message is simple: We are always there for you and we are always open to communication. Find out about our Joncryl® 953X portfolio designed for a luxurious home office; our broad portfolio for corrosion protection with benefits for every field of application; and Efka® PB 2770, a silicone-free defoamer for radiation curing systems.





Web Seminars for Performance and Formulation Additives, 5th Series 2020

The topics we have chosen to complete this year’s program are:

  • UV stabilization of UV-curable systems,
  • Efka® PB 2744 - an excellent defoamer for fast and effective deaeration of 100% solid systems, in combination with our Sovermol® range - performance-driven polyols based on natural oil,
  • additives for reactive systems
  • and how additives help bring about a sustainable future.

We are already working on the first set of sessions for 2021. So stay tuned – there is more to come!


Web Seminars for Performance and Formulation Additives, 4th Series 2020

Topics covered this time include our dispersion toolbox, which enables label-free universal pigment concentrates, and Rheovis PU 1340, our highly efficient Newtonian PU thickener for flat to high-gloss coatings in the areas of architectural coatings. In addition, we deal with light stabilizers due to several requests. We present Tinuvin 5866 – the optimal solution for a wide range of applications, typically sealants that heat up in the sun – and Tinuvin 533-DW for joinery, wood and other industrial coatings that require UV-A and UV-B protection.

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Let`s turn challenges into opportunities by intensifying the technical dialogue

Dear Readers,

The additives business is by nature one that thrives through customer intimacy. Our prime objective across all the industries we serve is to help turn the specific challenges that each customer faces into opportunities.


Expect passion for coatings to match your needs

Dear Readers,

Looking at our latest developments, we are happy to offer you the flexibility of a dispersing agent that is suitable for a broad application range and achieves top results with both inorganic and organic pigments. Furthermore, we have recently launched Joncryl® 9530, a new straight acrylic dispersion which brings out the beauty of wood surfaces. You can read more about these and other products in this newsletter. 




Keeping white bright

White coated furniture is increasingly popular, especially in living and kitchen areas. However, in everyday life small mishaps can happen quickly: a spilled coffee or a carelessly thrown key can leave irreversible traces on bright surfaces. With Joncryl® 9500 and 9502 and Laromer® UA 9135 Aqua, we provide you with the right solution.

Let metal love humidity

Acronal® PRO acrylic-modified emulsions are one step closer to the replacement of solvent-based systems. Our APEO and zinc-free acrylic dispersion Acronal® PRO 770 for improved metal protection helps you to save formulation cost.

Breaking new ground in coating surface modification

To cover the latest needs of the coatings industry, we have enhanced our Formulation Additives portfolio with a novel concept of coating surface modification. It is based on fluoro-modified block copolymers that cross-link with the binder matrix.



New formulations for environmentally improved 2K PU coatings

Can you enhance the performance as well as the sustainability of clear coats and pigmented top coats?

Let’s overcome today's limits in water-based spray applications!

Looking for an outstanding combination of effectiveness and compatibility for aqueous spray coatings applications?


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Switching to water-based glass coatings

In recent years, water-based coatings have gained in popularity among professionals and consumers alike as they offer a high-quality, environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based products. By replacing solvents with water as a liquefying agent, these eco-friendly coatings are low odor, easy cleaning and have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.
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Ensuring a good reactivity

Wanting a resource efficient and environmentally-friendly finish? Our latest highly reactive UV resins are specially designed to meet the major challenges of UV coatings for the Furniture and Flooring industry.
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Down with VOCs, up with flexibility!

Striving to comply with today’s emission limits? Our new synergistic combination, Efka® FA 4611 and Laropal® A-8L, reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in pigment concentrates. And that’s not all…






BASF expands UV resins portfolio with standard epoxy acrylates





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