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BASF introduces water-based polymer technology for flexible packaging applications

BASF, the North American affiliate of BASF SE, has announced the launch of a new innovation in water-based polymer technology, Joncryl FLX 5200, for flexible packaging applications.

According to the company, the product is the newest addition to its FLX portfolio of products for flexible packaging especially.

BASF North America Printing & Packaging, Dispersions and Pigments industry manager Richard Grandke said, "Improved printability along with the adhesion and wetting characteristics on PET, OPP, PE and nylon substrates now makes it possible to formulate water-based lamination inks with bond strengths suitable for most food packaging applications."

Film printing inks based on the new Joncryl FLX 5200 polyurethane dispersion exhibits better lamination bond strength balanced with good transfer and printability; and compatibility with standard ink making ingredients for improved formulation flexibility.

The company’s Dispersions & Pigments Division in North America offers a portfolio of resins, binders, latex, pigments and effect pigments, colorants, and systems to meet application needs for the coatings, printing and packaging, and construction markets.