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Printing, Packaging and Adhesives

Functional packaging

Functional, yet versatile

Whether it is food packaging, flexible packaging, corrugated board, paper or paperboard, labels, newspaper, magazines or catalogs, BASF creates chemistry to provide you and your customers with high quality raw materials for the printing and packaging industry. BASF has enhanced the breadth and depth of our expertise and technology by bringing together a winning team of knowledgeable people, innovative technologies and quality products. We offer high performance materials that meet your superior performance demands and a high level of technical support to help you develop best-in-class products for your customers.

Functional packaging

Our Functional Packaging line includes resin solutions, emulsions, dispersions and additives for barrier coatings, heat seal adhesives, pre- and post-metallization coatings and print primers. The Functional Packaging portfolio includes materials that can be formulated for many applications and performance attributes such as grease and water resistance, ink adhesion, heat seal lidding, direct food contact, low migration inks and OPV, high gloss, printability, low VOC and low odor.

Energy cure

BASF offers a broad portfolio of high performance, high quality oligomers, and reactive diluents for a wide variety of energy cure inks, overprint varnishes and coatings for UV/EB curing. Laromer® oligomers determine the main properties, such as flexibility, adhesion, hardness, chemical resistance, etc., of an ink or coating. Laromer® reactive diluents are primarily used to achieve viscosities suitable for specific applications and, with careful selection, will maintain the key properties of the formulation.

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Our line of resins and additives used in barrier coatings are available under the trade names JONCRYL® and JONCRYL Wax.

Product Description
Resins  
JONCRYL 74-A Soft film forming acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL 624 General purpose, soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink applications
JONCRYL 2178 Film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL DFC 3025 Direct food contact compliant, medium molecular weight resin solution for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL DFC 3030 Soft film forming, direct food contact compliant, RC acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL DFC 3040 Hard film forming, direct food contact compliant, RC acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL DFC 3050 Non-film forming, direct food contact compliant, RC acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL FLX 5000-A Self-crosslinking, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink applications
JONCRYL FLX 5100 Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for high resistance, printing ink applications.
JONCRYL FLX CL1 A crosslinker for chemical-resistant, water-based inks and overprint varnishes.
JONCRYL HPB 1702 Acrylic emulsion designed to provide grease resistance when applied to paper and board packaging.
JONCRYL HPB 1631-A A water-based, low-MVTR barrier coating product for paper and board packaging
Additives  
JONCRYL Wax 26 Small particle size, polyethylene wax emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL Wax 28 Paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion for printing inks, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
JONCRYL Wax 120 Paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion for overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications
Zinc Oxide Solution #1 A zinc ammonium crosslinking agent for overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications

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Our line of resins and additives for heat seal adhesives are available under the trade names JONCRYL and JONCRYL Wax.

Product Description
Resins  
Joncryl 538-A An alcohol-resistant, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish applications, and functional packaging coatings
Joncryl 624 General purpose, soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink applications
Joncryl 750 Film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC), heat-seal acrylic emulsion for functional packaging coating applications
Joncryl ECO 2124 Very soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for functional packaging coating applications
Additives  
Joncryl Wax 26 Small particle size, polyethylene wax emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications
Joncryl Wax 28 Paraffin/polyethylene wax emulsion for printing inks, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
Zinc Oxide Solution #1 A zinc ammonium crosslinking agent for overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications

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Our line of resins used in pre-metallization primers are available under the trade name JONCRYL.

Product Description
Resins  
Joncryl ECO 2124 Very soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for functional packaging coating applications
Joncryl ECO 2177 Hard, non-film forming, glycol ether-free(1), Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink and overprint varnish applications
Joncryl ECO 2189 Hard, non-film forming, glycol ether-free(1), Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink and overprint varnish applications
Additives  
Zinc Oxide Solution #1 A zinc ammonium crosslinking agent for overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications

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Our line of resins used in film and foil coatings are available under the trade name JONCRYL. 

Product Description
Resins  
Joncryl 74-A Soft film forming acrylic emulsion for printing ink, overprint varnish, and functional packaging coating applications
Joncryl 537 Acrylic emulsion for industrial coating applications
Joncryl 624 General purpose, soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink applications
Joncryl 2660 Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for high gloss, transparent polyethylene film and foil ink applications
Joncryl ECO 2124 Very soft film forming, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for functional packaging coating applications
Joncryl FLX 5000-A Self-crosslinking, Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for printing ink applications
Joncryl FLX 5100 Rheology Controlled (RC) acrylic emulsion for high resistance, printing ink applications
Joncryl FLX CL1 A crosslinker for chemical-resistant, water-based inks and overprint varnishes
Additives  
Zinc Oxide Solution #1 A zinc ammonium crosslinking agent for overprint varnish, industrial coating, and functional packaging coating applications

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Depending on end-use requirements, specific formulations will vary greatly.  For UV curable systems, the majority of formulation will contain one or more of the following components: oligomers, monomers, pigments and other additives, and photoinitiators.

LAROMER oligomers

Oligomers are moderately low molecular weight polymers that determine the most basic properties (flexibility, hardness, gloss, adhesion, etc.) of any coating, ink, adhesive, or binder crosslinked by UV curing.  Within each LAROMER oligomer functional group exists a variety of structural variations to modify physical properties: LAROMER epoxy acrylate (EA) oligomers for hardness and reactivity; polyester acrylate (PE) for all around physical properties; urethane acrylate (UA) for flexibility, abrasion and exterior durability; polyether acrylate (PO) for viscosity; water-based acrylates (W) for viscosity, flexibility, and hardness.

Products Description
Epoxy Acrylate  
Laromer LR 8765 R Partially water-soluble, flexible, and highly reactive.
Laromer LR 9023 Diluted version of Laromer LR 9019
Laromer LR 8986 Low viscosity, free of diluents, and resistant to chemicals.
Laromer LR 9019 Very hightly reactive and resistant to chemicals.
Polyester Acrylate  
Laromer PE 9024 Compatible with nitrocellulose.
Laromer PE 44 F Free of diluents, low viscosity, low odor, and flexible.
Laromer LR 8800 Hard, resistant to chemicals, and low odor.
Laromer LR 8981 Very highly reactive, flexible, with good sanding properties.
Laromer PE 56 F Better compatibility with reactive diluents compared to Laromer PE 55 F.
Laromer PE 55 F Well balanced properties, leads to a tough film.
Laromer PE 9079 Highly viscous, pronounced elasticity and toughness.
Laromer PE 9105 Good substrate wetting, low viscosity.
Urethane Acrylate  
Laromer UA 9072 Extremely flexibile, best strain-stress behavior.
Laromer UA 9033 Highly flexible, highly reactive, and good adhesion.
Laromer UA 19 T Low yellowing and flexible at room temperature and temperatures below 0° C.
Laromer LR 8987 Scratch and weather resistant for outdoor applications.
Laromer UA 9047 Physical drying, best performance when UV cured at high temperature.
Polyether Acrylate  
Laromer PO 9102 Good susbstrate and pigment wetting, low viscosity.
Laromer PO 43 F All-purpose resin, resistant to chemicals.
Laromer LR 8967 Low viscosity versions of Laromer PO 43 F, good surface cure.
Laromer LR 8982 Partially water-soluble, spray viscosity adjustable.
Laromer LR 8863 Low viscosity, low yellowing, and low odor diluent.
Amine-Modified
Polyether Acrylate
 
Laromer LR 8996 High reactivity, very low in color and viscosity.
Laromer PO 77 F Very hightly reacitve, versatile resin, good sanding properties.
Laromer PO 94 F Very high reactivity and good pigment wetting.
Water Based  
Laromer WA 9057 Good chemical and scratch resistance, excellent block resistance.
Laromer UA 9064 Low yellowing version of Laromer UA 9060.
Laromer LR 8983 Excellent physical drying properties, easy to formulate.
Laromer UA 9059 Excellent adhesion on wood, very flexible, excellent "coin-test" results.
Laromer UA 9095 Good grain enhancement on wood, excellent adhesion on PVC.
Laromer PE 22 Aqua Hard, resistant to chemicals, with good sanding properties.
Laromer PE 55 Aqua Flexible, easy to matte, well balance properties.
Special Energy Cure  
Laromer PO 9026 Contains 50% non-crystalline nano-silica, very scratch resistant.
Laromer LR 9013 Excellent pigment wetting properties, low in shrinkage.
Laromer UP 35 D Low yellowing, good chemical resistance and sanding properties.
Laromer PR 9052 Best Taber ** Abrader (S33/S42) resistance in combination with aluminum oxide.
Dual Cure  
Laromer LR 9000 Contains NCO- and UV-reactive groups within one molecule.

LAROMER reactive diluents

Monomers, primarily used as diluents for the acrylate oligomer to achieve vicosities suitable for typical application equipment, can be monofunctional or multifunctional. Like oligomers, monomers within each functional group exhibit a considerable range of performance characteristics. LAROMER monofunctional monomers contain one reactive group and extend flexibility, slow cure speed and lower hardness. LAROMER multifunctional monomers contain two or more reactive groups and impart a multitude of desired performances.

Products Description
Laromer PPTTA Ethoxylated (5.0) Pentaerythritol Tetra-acrylate
Laromer DPGDA Dipropyleneglycol Diacrylate
Laromer HDDA Hexanediol Diacrylate
Laromer LR 8887 Trimethylpropaneformal Mono-acrylate
Laromer POEA Phenoxyethyl Acrylate
Laromer TBCH 4-t-Butylcyclohexyl Acrylate
Laromer TMPTA Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate
Laromer TPGDA Tripropyleneglycol Diacrylate