BASF is a premiere provider of coating additives for the paper- and board industry.
Cobinders, thickeners and insolubilisers
The Sterocoll® product line from BASF comprises rheology modifiers and water retention additives for use in paper and paperboard applications. Sterocoll® products are synthetic thickeners with varying levels of thickening efficiency, water retention and rheology, designed for your specific coating application method. They are shear stable and meet the requirements of most end use applications requiring food contact compliance.
Our Acrosol® cobinders adjust the rheology properties of coating colors, perform as a carrier regarding OBA activation and help to optimize the overall coating process.
Insolubilisers are added to coating colors to increase water- and wet-rub resistance of the paper coating.
Etingal® grades prevent or elimate surface foam, remove entrained air from coating colors and prevent coating voids (pinholes), pump cavitation and reduced coating density.