Dispersions & Resins

Functional Packaging Coatings

We offer a range of water-based binders for formulating functional packaging coatings for substrate enhancement and functionality. The Joncryl® HSL product line offers solutions for heat seal lacquers in various applications, e.g. dairy lidding and pharma blisters. Our water-based emulsions for primers and lacquers are used in aluminium dairy pot lidding applications. 

Product Portfolio

  • Primers for substrate enhancement

    -  Primers for aluminium foil

    -  Primers for paper: premetallization and digital

  • Heat-seal lacquers for paper (board) & film (BOPP) applications (Joncryl® HSL product line)
  • Barrier coatings for paper (board) applications
Pills and Capsules
Opening a yogurt container

Benefits of our water-based solutions include

  • improved recycling through replacement of polyethylene coating
  • non-fluorinated grease-barrier coatings 
  • cost effectiveness compared to solvent-based systems


BASF offers numerous solutions, e.g. from the Joncryl® portfolio

  • Aqueous acrylic binders for the formulation of heat seal lacquers with low to high activation temperatures. These acrylic co-polymer emulsions provide a secure seal and show smooth peeling behavior. Applications range from sealing lacquers for dairy and pharmaceutical packaging to cardboard blister packaging and acrylic coated heatseal BOPP packaging films for confectionary, perfume and tobacco packaging.
  • Pre-metallization primers for vacuum metalized paper substrates used in tobacco packaging and paper labels.
  • Pre-print primers for hard and soft aluminum with excellent heat resistance.
  • Print-primers for aluminum yogurt lidding providing heat and chemical resistance.
  • For all above mentioned systems we offer a numerous additives to further improve the print quality.

Joncryl® HPB product line

High Performance (liquid) Barrier coatings for paper(board) packaging solutions

BASF’s Joncryl® HPB technology provides water-based polymers for use in coatings for functionalized paper(board) packaging applications. These food contact approved systems provide water, grease barrier and heat sealability properties similar to current PE extrusion coating layers.

Enables sustainable paper packaging with barrier and seal:

  • Good barrier and heat seal properties, while still repulpable
  • Flexibility in application methods (e.g. rod coater, gravure)
  • Kit test results: >12 

PE Replacement/liquid barrier

Products* Key properties Application

Joncryl® HPB 4011

excellent water barrier, heat sealable

Boxes and
other food packaging applications

Joncryl® HPB 4010-E

Low odor, excellent water barrier, heat sealable

hot and cold cups, boxes and
other food packaging applications


Products* Key properties Application

Joncryl® HPB 1631/1633

low MVTR and good blocking resistance

Paper bags and pouches for dry food, boxes for deepfreeze food applications

Joncryl® HPB 1634/1635

low MVTR and good blocking resistance

Paper bags and pouches suitable for dry and fatty food packaging applications, partly based on renewable resources

Grease and oil barrier

Products* Key properties Application

Joncryl® 1632

mineral oil and oxygen barrier, renewable content

Pouches and boxes
for dry food applications

Joncryl® HPB 1700

Improved flexibility and toughness

water-based primer to be used in combination with Joncryl® HPB 1701

Joncryl® HPB 1701

good creasing and folding resistance, heat sealable

water-based binder for
excellent grease barrier coatings on paper/paperboard based materials

* Specific food contact statements are available on request