Trade News  |  24 September 2019

BASF launches innovative series of reactive and high-performance dispersing agents for solvent-based and 100% systems


  • Innovative and highly efficient dispersing agents for organic pigments and carbon blacks
  • Exponentially lower pigment paste viscosity at lower addition levels
  • Exceptional jetness development with carbon black pigments
  • Cross-linkable with NCO and melamine / formaldehyde-based resin matrices, for improved final film properties of automotive and industrial coatings


September 24, 2019 – BASF has globally launched a series of innovative, reactive and high-performance dispersing agents: Efka® PX 4780, Efka® PX 4785 and Efka® PX 4787 based on advanced polymer technology for the automotive and industrial coatings segment.

Dispersing agents form an essential part of a pigmented coating formulation. Their use would generally improve grinding efficiency, color development, transparency and gloss. But physical properties of the coating layer can be compromised. Efka® PX 4780, Efka® PX 4785 and Efka® PX 4787 have been specifically designed to alter this dynamic. When cross-linked with the main resin matrix, these high-performance dispersing agents offer excellent dispersing efficiency and significantly improves coating properties, such as solvent resistance and hardness.

Other benefits include improved gloss and exceptional jetness with carbon black pigments.

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BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments division

The Dispersions & Pigments division of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality pigments, resins, additives and polymer dispersions worldwide. These raw materials are used in formulations for a number of industries, including coatings, construction, adhesives, printing and packaging, electronics and paper. With its comprehensive product portfolio and its extensive knowledge of the industry, the Dispersions & Pigments division offers its customers innovative and sustainable solutions and helps them advance their formulations. For further information about the Dispersions & Pigments division, please visit

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Last Update 25 October 2019