Newsletter Resins & Additives for Coatings
Newsletter Resins & Additives for Coatings

Expect passion for coatings to match your needs

Dear Readers,

Welcome to our latest newsletter.

May I introduce myself? Following my chemistry studies at Karlsruhe Technical University and 19 years in BASF Coatings, I recently took over the position of Vice President Resins & Additives EMEA.  

In my previous roles, I always worked in close proximity to our customers and I’m very much looking forward to cooperating with you to turn challenges into opportunities. It is my focus to help you to innovate by offering individual technical support as well as a comprehensive portfolio of coatings products.

What can you expect over the next few years? We want to support you in realizing the potential of current trends such as the strong drive for greater sustainability, whether your focus is the switch from solvent- to water-based products, the use of bio-based raw materials, or chemical recycling of plastic waste (ChemCycling).

Looking at our latest developments, we are happy to offer you the flexibility of a dispersing agent that is suitable for a broad application range and achieves top results with both inorganic and organic pigments. Furthermore, we have recently launched Joncryl® 9530, a new straight acrylic dispersion which brings out the beauty of wood surfaces. You can read more about these and other products in this newsletter.

Enjoy reading our latest news.


Best regards,

Dr. Frank Hezel

Dr. Frank Hezel, Vice President Resins & Additives EMEA

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A universal dispersing agent that fits organic and inorganic pigments

Would you like the flexibility of a dispersing agent that is suitable for a broad application range and achieves top results with both inorganic and organic pigments?

New focus on straight acrylic dispersions for high quality furniture coatings

Are you in search of coatings for quality wooden furniture or flooring that are both very resistant and also have an excellent grain enhancement, bringing out the natural beauty of the wood?

Complexity is history with our Laropal® product range

What if raw material suppliers stop production of grinding resins or have capacity issues? Why bother with different recipes for your pigment preparations? Let Laropal® do the job for you!



Keeping white bright

White coated furniture is increasingly popular, especially in living and kitchen areas. However, in everyday life small mishaps can happen quickly: a spilled coffee or a carelessly thrown key can leave irreversible traces on bright surfaces. With Joncryl® 9500 and 9502 and Laromer® UA 9135 Aqua, we provide you with the right solution.

Let metal love humidity

Acronal® PRO acrylic-modified emulsions are one step closer to the replacement of solvent-based systems. Our APEO and zinc-free acrylic dispersion Acronal® PRO 770 for improved metal protection helps you to save formulation cost.


Breaking new ground in coating surface modification

To cover the latest needs of the coatings industry, we have enhanced our Formulation Additives portfolio with a novel concept of coating surface modification. It is based on fluoro-modified block copolymers that cross-link with the binder matrix.


New formulations for environmentally improved 2K PU coatings

Can you enhance the performance as well as the sustainability of clear coats and pigmented top coats?

Let’s overcome today's limits in water-based spray applications!

Looking for an outstanding combination of effectiveness and compatibility for aqueous spray coatings applications?


Switching to water-based glass coatings

In recent years, water-based coatings have gained in popularity among professionals and consumers alike as they offer a high-quality, environmentally friendly alternative to solvent-based products. By replacing solvents with water as a liquefying agent, these eco-friendly coatings are low odor, easy cleaning and have low volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions.

Ensuring a good reactivity

Wanting a resource efficient and environmentally-friendly finish? Our latest highly reactive UV resins are specially designed to meet the major challenges of UV coatings for the Furniture and Flooring industry.

BASF focuses on “Water Education” amongst student community in India / BASF richtet Augenmerk auf “Wasser-Erziehung” in Schülergemeinschaft in Indien

Down with VOCs, up with flexibility!

Striving to comply with today’s emission limits? Our new synergistic combination, Efka® FA 4611 and Laropal® A-8L, reduces volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in pigment concentrates. And that’s not all…


We create chemistry that lights tomorrow today

The water-based way to keep white bright

A cure for corrosion – Waterpoxy® 801


Raw materials at a high level

The water-based way to keep white bright

Sustainable paint stripping

The new edition of "Light Stabilizers for Coatings" is out


Expect more – with BASF at ECS

Discover the grinding resin Laropal® A-8L

BASF wetting agent is top for plastic substrates


Tinuvin® DW series now with improved stabilizer package

Meet the new Hydropalat® SL 3682 anti-blocking agent

BASF expands UV resins portfolio with standard epoxy acrylates


Take a look at our new Resin-Additive-Search

Efka® PX 4350: For the perfect refinish

UA 9136Scratch resistance at its best: Laromer®

Laromer® PE 9126: Innovation for flexible applications

Newsletter 04/15

Next-generation wetting and anti-cratering agent

Get a head start with CMR-label-free amino resins

Newsletter 03/15

Lower viscosity and color, better performance

Smooth surfaces for industrial floorings

Sovermol® 830 for 2K PU: New bio-based polyol Find out more

Newsletter 02/15

Efka® PX 4751: The next generation dispersing agent

Acronal® PRO 763: A new dispersion for cost-effective metal coatings

Available soon: New Larotact® 150 crosslinker

On the journey of innovation

Newsletter 01/15

Laromer® PR 9119: Powerful alternative to BPA-based resins

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