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Dispersions, Resins and Additives

Dispersions, Resins and Additives

United States
Dispersions, Resins and Additives

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BASF offers a wide range of high-quality polymer emulsions, acrylic binders, resins, additives and colorants worldwide.

These raw materials are used in formulations for adhesivesarchitectural coatings, automotive coatings, building materials, construction coatingsindustrial coatings, nonwovensprinting and packagingpaper coatings, wood coatings, and more. With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, we offer our customers innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry.

We provide the raw materials from a diverse product range matched with extensive industry experience and technical knowledge to help enhance the quality, appearance and durability of all exterior and interior coatings. In challenging environmental conditions, our polymer dispersions, resins and additives provide adhesion, maintain gloss and prevent corrosion. And you can preserve your application’s color with our light stabilizers that prevent degradation and color change as a result of UV exposure.

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BASF offers an extensive portfolio of polymer emulsions, binders, resins, additives, and colorants.

Industries & Applications


BASF provides raw materials for a wide variety of industries and applications.

Industry Insights


Physio-chemical properties of novel star-type surfactants for direct to metal applications

In this paper, the properties of novel silicone-free non-ionic star-type surfactants are compared, showing clear dependencies of their compositional parameters on the ability to reduce the surface tension and dosage to reach the lowest values.


Q&A: What is EFKA®?

BASF's additives experts chat about our additive brand of choice for non-aqueous systems.


Recyclability and performance to go, please!

Create recyclable takeout cups and containers with this sustainable alternative to extruded polyethene liquid barriers


Acrylic polyol with enhanced performance for 2K PUR direct-to-metal coatings

A BASF study looks at the performance of a new acrylic polyol suitable for low VOC solvent based direct-to-metal 2K urethane coatings. The new resin provides low VOC capability, long pot life, good dry and wet adhesion to various metal substrates, good corrosion resistance as measured in salt spray and good UV durability.


Balancing resistance and resolubility with water-based inks

Advancements in emulsion technologies position water-based inks as an effective and sustainable alternative to solvent-based systems in flexible packaging.


Latex modified concrete (LMC) proves to be a strong, economical choice for long-lasting bridge decks

Engineers from the Pennsylvania DOT discuss their use of latex-modified concrete in bridge decks around the district