Pilot Coating Center:
Experience and technical support
Our Pilot Coating Center underlines BASF's commitment to the paper and board industry. Its technical infrastructure allows us to simulate and optimize customer processes ‒ from paper coating to printing.
Our customers and interested third parties can benefit from our excellent experience and technical infrastructure. State-of-the-art equipment, operated by our highly skilled team, facilitates the safe and efficient transfer of technical solutions from lab to paper mill. Under realistic conditions, we test tailor-made concepts together with clients by replicating their production processes for further product optimization. Our Pilot Coating Center enables the efficient transfer of technical solutions, new product developments and optimized recipes while reducing risk and off-spec material. This saves our customers time and money, leading to positive and lasting business relationships.
The benefits of the Pilot Coating Center
We facilitate the startup of new coating machines geared towards individual requirements and assist in cases of machine modifications. As an example, in the development of new paper and board qualities, we evaluate individual stages of the production process and/or optimize coating recipes.
Our state-of-the-art pilot coater enables us to simulate the specific process in the mill. This means we can trouble shoot in the areas of processes, coating colors and final paper parameters e.g. printability.
Realistic simulations in our Pilot Coating Center that come close to industrial scale provide valuable knowledge for the optimized use of coating chemicals. The choice of the right products helps our customers in such feasibility studies to transfer the gathered results into their own processes and minimizes the risk of failure.
Click through the Pilot Coater Machine
Pilot coater 1
Paper testing laboratory
Coating color preparation
De-Aerator (Curtain Coater)