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BASF to exhibit ultraviolet curable coatings and adhesives at e/5 2006; Company to present eco-efficiency study during technology conference

Published on 2006-04-12. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- BASF Corporation is showcasing new coatings raw materials and adhesives that offer a variety of functional benefits for ultraviolet (UV) curing applications at the RadTech e/5 UV and EB Technology Expo and Conference, April 24-26, at the Lakeside Center at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.

Products that will be on display at BASF booth 620 include:

  • Laromer® LR 9013, a new oligomer with excellent pigment wetting capabilities.
  • Laromer PO 9026 V, a UV resin with silica nanoparticles that are predispersed for effective scratch resistance.
  • The Laromer portfolio of urethane acrylates, which features high performance properties, including good flexibility.
  • acResin® UV curable pressure sensitive adhesives that are free of water and solvents and offer processing and ecological advantages.

The company will be represented at e/5 2006 by Tom N. Hall and Fred Holtz, BASF Performance Chemicals; Tim Sanborn and Ron Horwitz, BASF Functional Polymers; and Christopher A. Bradlee, BASF's Product Stewardship representative in North America.

Bradlee will also present an eco-efficiency study during the Process Technology One technology conference titled "UV-Cured Pressure Sensitive Adhesives - Lower Total Cost of Ownership and Environmental Superiority." Bradlee's presentation is scheduled for April 26, 2006, 9:00 a.m.

"The purpose of the study is to compare the performance, environmental impacts and total costs of UV-cured pressure sensitive adhesives (PSAs) versus thermally dried acrylic solvent-borne and water-borne PSAs," said Bradlee. "The results demonstrate that, compared to solvent and dispersion adhesives, acResin adhesives provide a reduced environmental footprint and lower total cost of ownership, to support industry sustainability initiatives."

BASF is a leading global supplier of colorants, dyes, pigments, dispersions and auxiliary products, including waxes and ultraviolet (UV) light stabilizers. BASF is also a world leader in pressure-sensitive adhesive technology, offering acrylic and styrene-butadiene rubber emulsions, UV-curable acrylic hot melts as well as a complete line of coater-ready adhesives for PSA label and specialty applications.

Sponsored by RadTech, the association for UV and electron beam (EB) technology, e|5 2006 is dedicated to promoting educational, technical, and scientific advancement in the manufacture and use of UV and EB curable products.

Laromer and acResin are registered trademarks of BASF Aktiengesellschaft.

BASF - The Chemical Company. We don't make a lot of the products you buy. We make a lot of the products you buy better.® BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF employs about 10,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $11.3 billion in 2005.

As the world's leading chemical company, BASF's portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. BASF's intelligent system solutions and high-value products help its customers to be more successful. BASF develops new technologies and uses them to open up additional market opportunities. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility, thus contributing to a better future. In 2005, BASF had approximately 81,000 employees and posted sales of more than $50.4 billion. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA), New York (BF), and Zurich (AN).

Source: BASF

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