Dispersions & Resins

Packaging Printing

BASF resins and additives increase the effectiveness and performance properties of solvent- and water-based as well as energy-curable inks. We offer raw materials suitable for use in different ink systems for flexographic and gravure to offset and screen printing. Combined with industry experience and technical knowledge, we enable you to formulate the desired performance properties into your inks.

Often, product packaging attracts consumers, strengthens branding and enables differentiation. BASF offers a wide range of resins and additives to enhance the structural quality and color of all types of flexible and rigid packaging.

We understand the performance challenges you face with your customers, such as product quality and consistency, resistance and resolubility, grinding efficiency and color strength, low VOC and food-contact compliance. That is why we develop innovative solutions that address a multitude of these performance attributes.

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Adapting to your application

  • Flexible packaging:
    BASF offers a full range of water-based and energy-curable solutions, suitable for both surface and reverse printing on different film substrates (Joncryl® FLX product line).

  • Paper & Paperboard:
    BASF offers products for flexographic, gravure and digital applications with ink formulations adapted to your needs for resistance properties, gloss enhancement, paper curl reduction, printability and resolubility.

  • Corrugated Board: 
    The Joncryl® range enables efficient printing on corrugated board, reducing the amount of binder and thus cost in use.
  • Pigment dispersions:
    Our comprehensive range of dispersants and resins enables you to prepare dispersions for printing inks with high color strength, compatibility and stability in an efficient grinding process. Our highly efficient grinding solutions from the Joncryl® HPD range promote outstanding colour development, gloss and transparency in printing inks for corrugated, paper board and film.
  • BASF offers additionally a broad portfolio of formulation additives for water-, solvent-based and UV ink systems.

Joncryl® BRC product line

Joncryl® BRC, our new range of water-based binders, gives the opportunity to formulate inks and varnishes based partly on bio-based / renewable raw materials.

The new product line contains at least 50% (on solids) Bio Renewable Content. Joncryl® BRC reduce the amount of fossil resources for a more sustainable packaging future.


Perfect fit for Ink & OPV for paper-based substrates with excellent printability properties

  • Water-based Bio-hybrid binders
  • 14C analysis verifies the bio-based content
  • Lower environmental impact due to the lower Product Carbon Footprint compared to products fully based on fossil resources (ISO-based Life Cycle Assessments).
  • Broad (direct) food contact approvals and complying with regulations like Swiss Ordinance, glycol ether free

Joncryl® BRC: High-quality printing with bio-based materials

Supporting the next step in formulating toward a more sustainable packaging future


  • Good press performance
  • 14C analysis verifies the bio-based content
  • Excellent transfer and color strength
  • Good compatibility in combination with other BRC
  • And standard products as well as pigment concentrates


  • High content of renewable material
    (min. 50% on solids)
  • Water-based technology
  • Fossil resource savings
  • Reduced carbon footprint
Products* Key properties Application

Joncryl® BRC 6890

High Tg, non-film
forming emulsion
for Ink and OPV

developed for use in water based inks and overprint varnishes, provides high gloss
to overprint varnish applications

Joncryl® BRC 6824

Low Tg, film forming emulsion for Ink and OPV

developed for use in water-based flexographic and gravure inks on paper

Joncryl® BRC 6896

Pigment Grind
resin solution

high performance dispersion resin solution for high concentrated pigment dispersion to be used in water-based inks

Joncryl® 662

BRC containing
colloidal emulsion

developed for use in inks for pre- and
post-print corrugated board and kraft
paper applications

* Specific food contact statements are available on request