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Paper & Board Coating

BASF has a long tradition as a binder and additives supplier for paper coating. As the market leader in Europe, we are experts in dispersion chemistry, product safety, regulatory affairs, biocides, quality control, analytics and logistics.

There are huge challenges ahead driven by upcoming new legislation, to which the paper industry needs to adapt. We firmly believe that we can create added value by working together with our customers on joint projects.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Schiele

Vice President, Business Management Dispersions for Adhesives, Fiber Bonding and Paper Coating, BASF

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Expertise meets challenges

Our European network of highly experienced technicians enables us to support customers in product development, process optimization and trouble shooting. The combination of a pilot plant, an extensive product portfolio, a paper-specific testing laboratory and experienced, qualified employees reinforces our market position as a leading supplier of paper and board coating chemicals.

Pilot Coating Center:
Use the expertise of our team

In addition to application-specific advice, we offer customers the possibility to benefit from our excellent technical infrastructure which allows us to simulate and optimize customer processes ‒ from paper coating to printing. The Pilot Coating Center is available to our customers as well as any third parties interested in carrying out pilot coating trials. 

Learn more about the Pilot Coating Center

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Customer Experience

Our products

Our products provide answers for today’s market challenges for coated paper and board - focusing on cost optimization, improved quality and/or functionality. With our broad portfolio of acrylates, XSBs and tailor-made solutions as well as our coating additives, we contribute to fulfill our customers’ needs.

We offer products of high and consistent quality that make our customers more successful. This is enabled by our modern plants, rigorous in-house quality management and regular external and internal audits.

Our history of expertise

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Laboratory 1930s

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Calander 1930s

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Paper Coater 1950s