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BASF Launches Calsan 50V Calcium Stearate Dispersion for Paper, Board Coatings

Published on 2005-11-04. Author : SpecialChem

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- BASF has launched a vegetable based lubricant for paper and paperboard coatings called Calsan 50V calcium stearate.

"Our goal was to create lubricant for paper and paperboard coatings that is free of animal by-products and that provides the same high performance as Calsan 50," said Craig Leavitt, Business Manager, Paper Chemicals and Dyes for BASF's Functional Polymers business in North America.

Based on palm oil, Calsan 50V calcium stearate lubricant provides good gloss, prevents dusting and fold cracking in paper and paperboard and is free of animal byproducts making it ideal for a number of food contact applications such as food packaging and other applications where use of animal-derived materials is not desired.

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BASF Corporation, headquartered in New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF AG, Ludwigshafen, Germany. Rated in FORTUNE magazine as America's Most Admired Chemical Company, we employ about 10,000 people in North America and had sales of approximately $11 billion in 2004.

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products, agricultural products and fine chemicals to crude oil and natural gas. As a reliable partner to virtually all industries, BASF’s intelligent 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 2004, BASF had approximately 82,000 employees and posted sales of more than $50 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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