Dispersions, Resins and Additives

Film-forming agents

LOXANOL® and EFKA® film-forming agents for water-based, solvent-based, and solvent-free formulations to enhance conductivity, adhesion, coalescence and more

Excellent film-forming and coalescing agents, open-time prolongers andplasticizers that focus on low-VOC and sustainable raw materials for aqueous, non-aqueous and high solids systems

BASF offers film-forming agents including coalescents, open-time prolongers and plasticizers. Our portfolio focuses on high performance and sustainable products with renewable content that are non-phthalate and have lowest possible VOC emissions in systems ranging from paints to plasters and sealants.

Our coalescing agents and plasticizers deliver high performance coupled with extremely low VOC content. We also provide a complete range of open-time prolongers based on renewable raw materials. Different chemical compounds and functional groups enable you to fine-tune your formulations for specific properties, including low film-forming temperatures, increased plasticization, reduced brittleness and improved adhesion.


Key features and benefits

  • Sustainable products
  • Qualification for low-VOC or VOC-free EU labeling
  • Solutions for aqueous and solvent-based formulations
  • Enhanced mechanical properties
  • Improved workability