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June 3, 2013

BASF introduces new innovation in water-based polymer technology for flexible packaging applications

WYANDOTTE, MI, June 3, 2013 -- BASF has introduced Joncryl® FLX  5200, a new innovation in water-based polymer technology for flexible packaging applications.

Film printing inks based on Joncryl® FLX 5200 polyurethane dispersion, the newest addition to BASF’s FLX portfolio of products specifically for flexible packaging, exhibits:

  • high lamination bond strength balanced with good transfer and printability; and,
  • compatibility with standard ink making ingredients for enhanced formulation flexibility.

“Improved printability along with the adhesion and wetting characteristics on PET, OPP, PE and nylon substrates now makes it possible to formulate water-based lamination inks with bond strengths suitable for most food packaging applications,” said Richard Grandke, Industry Manager – Printing & Packaging, Dispersions and Pigments for BASF in North America.

Joncryl is a registered trademark of BASF Corporation.

About The Dispersions & Pigments Division

The Dispersions & Pigments Division in North America offers a comprehensive portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet specific application needs for the coatings, construction, and printing and packaging markets.  Our innovative products also help manufacturers in the adhesives, nonwovens and fiber bonding industries meet functional and performance demands. The addition of key product areas such as formulation additives, rheology modifiers, light stabilizers, photoinitiators, and antioxidants significantly enhances the existing BASF product portfolio for these markets. For more information about BASF’s Dispersions & Pigments Division, visit


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BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of €72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at


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BASF Corporation

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Last Update June 3, 2013