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BASF to focus on customers, chemistry for sustainable solutions at RadTech 2010

Published on 2010-05-28. Author : SpecialChem

FLORHAM PARK, NJ -- BASF will demonstrate how customers, chemistry and collaboration create sustainable, eco-efficient, and high performance solutions for ultraviolet (UV) light and electron beam (EB) curing technology at RadTech 2010, May 24-26, in Baltimore, Maryland.

RadTech 2010 is the first opportunity for BASF to demonstrate the benefits of its recent acquisition of Ciba to the UV and EB curable industry. BASF will exhibit technologies that help formulators achieve performance requirements for water-borne UV coatings and systems, and UV curing printing inks for ink jet and flexographic applications.

"Our focus at RadTech is on BASF's ability to deliver sustainable, eco-efficient solutions that meet or exceed performance requirements for specific applications," said Alan Henshaw, Vice President, Resins, for BASF in North America. "Working with our customers, we can create chemistry to bridge the technology gaps that currently exist in the industry."

BASF will present two technical papers during RadTech:

  • Eugene Sitzmann, Research Associate-Additives - "Recent advances in photocuring and stabilization of water-borne coatings," on May 25, 9 a.m., in room 309, as part of the Formulation of Coatings Technical Conference; and,
  • Syed Hasan, Account Manager-Resins - "Application of UV finishes - roll coating, spray, and vacuum coating of UV Coatings," on May 25, 10 a.m., in Room 316, as part of the Wood & Building Products End Users Conference.

BASF's team of experts will be available throughout the show to discuss how the company can apply expertise in chemistry, applications and formulations to help customers accomplish their objectives - a set of capabilities strengthened by the acquisition of Ciba.

One example of how BASF creates chemistry for the UV and EB curing industry is its research into providing improved efficiency and a lower carbon footprint for photocuring. BASF is also focusing efforts on the development of photoinitiators and photolatent catalysts.

BASF offers a broad portfolio of functional monomers, reactive diluents and photoinitiators, along with additives and pigments to enhance the performance of UV and EB curable coatings, printing inks and adhesives. BASF is also a global leader in acetylene chemistry and the development and production of functional vinyl monomers.

About BASF:

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has approximately 16,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $13 billion in 2009.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics and performance products to agricultural products, fine chemicals and oil and gas. As a reliable partner, BASF creates chemistry to help its customers in virtually all industries to be more successful. With its high-value products and intelligent solutions, BASF plays an important role in finding answers to global challenges, such as climate protection, energy efficiency, nutrition and mobility. BASF posted sales of more than €50 billion in 2009 and had approximately 105,000 employees as of the end of the year.

Source: BASF

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