Although applicable for all printing applications, the new product is particularly suitable for food contact and liquid packaging board, per BASF. The low odor XSB binder is characterized by its minimal content of volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
“The enhancement of our product line is a clear demonstration of our commitment to the paper and board industry. Our new binder enables best runnability in typical customer applications and with all common recipe formulations,” said Prof. Dr. Thomas Schiele, VP, Paper Coating Chemicals Europe. “It expands BASF’s paper coating chemicals product portfolio and meets customers’ requirements as well as increasingly stringent regulatory conditions.”
Additionally, BASF said it is introducing new, high solid binders, which will be manufactured in Hamina, Finland. These binders are characterized by a solid content of up to 55 percent, per BASF. They help to reduce CO2 emissions during transportation of the binder and during drying of the formulated coating color, the company noted. The new high solid binders can help to reduce complexity in handling and ordering processes and are suitable for demanding applications with high performance requirements, BASF said.
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