Printing & Packaging

BASF creates chemistry to supply high quality products for printing and packaging. Our resins and additives add value to your formulation. We provide high quality raw materials for printing of food packaging, flexible packaging, corrugated board, paper or paperboard, labels, magazines or catalogs.

Our portfolio includes

  • water-based solid resins, resin solutions and emulsions

  • solvent-based polyurethanes and resins

  • energy-curable resins and reactive diluents

  • formulation additives (e.g. defoamers, dispersing agents, surface modifiers) used in printing inks, overprint varnishes and pigment dispersions

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BASF and partners launch the PRETHINK INK network for water-based technology

We are convinced that water-based inks are the future for flexible packaging. Interested in how  that works?

BASF creates chemistry for sustainable packaging.

Sustainability is deeply implemented in our innovation process. We partner with our customers and value chain contacts to customize innovation to specific needs, e.g. for compostable packaging solutions or production efficiency improvements or to enable regulatory compliance.

We offer several technologies that enable the conversion from solvent-based to solvent-free printing and converting – without compromising on performance and at competitive costs.


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