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BASF to Introduce APEX™, a Portfolio of Binders for Paper Coating

Published on 2017-03-31. Author : SpecialChem

CHARLOTTE, NC -- BASF has announced that it will launch APEX™, a portfolio of versatile and cost-effective binders for the paper coating market, at PaperCon 2017, April 23-26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Benefits of APEX™ Binders

  • It offers lower high shear rheology, 
  • High binding strength, 
  • Long runnability without coating buildup on blade or rod coating application methods

Depending on the formulation, the APEX product line will help manufacturers of coated paper and boards to formulate with a reduced amount of binder without sacrificing performance.

APEX is just one more example of BASF’s diversified dispersions businesses and expansive asset network being positioned to support investment and long term commitment to our customers and to the paper coating market.” said Seth Erdner, Business Manager – Paper Coatings, for BASF in North America.

About BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Business in North America

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing.

About BASF

BASF creates chemistry for a sustainable future. It combines economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The approximately 114,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world.

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Source: BASF
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