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BASF at Paintistanbul 2012: To Showcase its Formulation Additives for Paints & Coatings

Published on 2012-09-05. Author : SpecialChem

At the Paintistanbul 2012 on 13 to15 September, BASF will present its wide-ranging expertise in the field of formulation additives. The company will showcase its innovative solutions in the areas of dispersing agents, defoamers and rheology modifiers. The company's expertise in formulation additives will be the focus of a special section at the BASF booth.

Family of Premium High-molecular-weight Dispersing Agents

Among the dispersing agents to be presented will be the new Efka® series of premium dispersants for inkjet and energy-curable inks. Efka® 7701, Efka® 7731 and Efka® 7732 provide superior rheological properties, higher millbase pigment loading and good pigment dispersion stability. The new series facilitates the development of best in-class printing inks that set new performance benchmarks for the industry.

New Defoamer Solutions

At the Paintistanbul 2012, BASF will launch its new FoamStar® ED 2523, an ultra-low SVOC emulsion defoamer designed for medium to high PVC coatings which offers an alternative to mineral oil based defoamers. It provides excellent foam suppression in premium flat and semi-gloss paints based on acrylic, styrene acrylic and vinyl acetate binder systems. In addition, it has excellent long term stability, is highly compatible with no fogging effect. As FoamStar® ED2523 is VOC-free and has an ultra-low SVOC content, it also helps manufacturers to formulate paints that are typically used in interior and exterior that meets the requirements for environmental standards and safety certifications.

Additionally BASF will feature Dehydran® SE 2, a high-performance silicone polymer emulsion defoamer for premium water-based paints and clear coats. It offers good foam suppression and long-term persistency, is highly compatible, easy to handle, and minimizes gloss reduction. As Dehydran® SE 2 is VOC-free and has an ultra-low SVOC content it helps manufacturers to formulate paints and clear coats that meet the requirements of environmental standards and safety certifications, such as the German TÜV, Green Seal GS-11, the EU Ecolabel and the Blue Angel.

Highly Efficient Rheology Modifiers

In the range of rheology modifiers, BASF will present DSX® 3801, a VOC-free mid-shear rheology modifier with excellent ICI thickening. The ICI build of the thickener clearly exceeds that of benchmark water-based products, even at lower dosages. Due to the high efficiency and improved performance of DSX® 3801, a smaller amount of it is needed in formulations - a "do more with less" approach that delivers sustainability benefits. Rheovis® 162 is a rheology modifier of outstanding efficiency, with a genuine thixotropic effect that makes it ideally suited to non-dripping stains and paints.

About BASF's Dispersions and Pigments Division

BASF is the leading global supplier of raw materials for the coating and paint industry. The division Dispersions & Pigments combines all BASF offerings towards this industry. The portfolio encompasses pigments, resins, dispersions and a broad range of additives like light stabilizers and photo initiators. Further end-use industries include construction materials, adhesives, printing and packaging. Our portfolio is focused on environmentally friendly systems, such as low-VOC water-based coatings.

About BASF

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. They combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation they enable their customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Their products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. They have summed up this contribution in their corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €73.5 billion in 2011 and had more than 111,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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