Furniture & Wood, Construction Carpet still on top

When it comes to the major floor covering types available in the market, carpet is still the leader.

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Construction Using latex and additives to overcome mortar application challenges

Selecting the right products to complete the project

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webinar Meeting the challenges in mortar applications

Join us for our live webinar on meeting the challenges in mortar applications on November 8, 2022 at 11AM EST. Presented by our experts Chris Hummel, Marketing Manager, and Darrell Bravard, Technical Specialist, in collaboration with Dan Haines and Jessica Silva, Laboratory Directors, from our partner Azelis.

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Pulp & Paper, Printing & Packaging Paper market trends: Ups and downs continue for the sector

Packaging market grows as graphical sector continues to face challenges

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webinar Printing and Packaging – Marketing Perspective

Join Kimberly Wilson, Global Strategic Marketing Manager and Regina Escandon, Commercial Marketing Manager, for a live webinar, presented by Ink World, as they discuss BASF’s Printing and Packaging marketing perspectives on November 15, 2022 at 11AM EST.

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podcast Introducing additives in epoxy coatings can power up your formulation

Join BASF's Louis Angeles, Marketing Manager for Formulation and Performance Additives, and Tony Moy, Technical Specialist for Formulation Additives, in an episode of the "Power up your formulation" podcast series. During their chat, Louis and Tony will highlight the beneficial use of additives in epoxy coatings.

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webinar Using BASF latex in Pavement Preservation Applications

Join us and hear from Arlis Kadrmas, Senior Technical Specialist, as he discusses the benefits of using BASF products in pavement preservation applications. Learn more about common pavement preservation misconceptions and the environmental impact of BASF's products.

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Paints & Coatings New infrastructure bill will build up industrial coatings demand

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will significantly impact the market

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Paints & Coatings Quiz: Rheology modifiers

Are you up to speed on rheology modifiers? Test your knowledge and then download the BASF Practical Guide to Rheology Modifiers

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Paints & Coatings, Construction Solutions for the building envelope industry

From labor shortages to challenging weather environments and more stringent building codes, the construction industry faces a wide variety of challenges simultaneously in its day-to-day operations.

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Paints & Coatings, Automotive & Transportation Quiz: Epoxy Coatings & Additives

Learn more about epoxy coatings and the perfect match with additives

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webinar Sustainability in Additives

Want to know more about what BASF is doing around major trends in sustainability? Come join our team of experts as they share our comprehensive additives portfolio that enables sustainable solutions across various industries. Register today!

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Sustainability Meeting the growing demand for bio-based solutions

Combining sustainability with high-performance

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Sustainability Preventing knot bleeding in paints with dispersions from BASF

JONCRYL® 9522 brings sustainability and performance benefits for wood primers

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webinar Light the Way: BASF Performance Additives for Candle Applications

Join us and hear from Mervin Wood, Technical Expert as he discusses - Thermal & Light Stabilization of Candle products from BASF's Performance Additives. Register today to see our on-demand webinar!

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webinar Introducing our TINUVIN® DW-ECO Series

Join Erin Moore, NA Marketing Manager for Formulation and Performance Additives and Mervin Wood, Technical Expert for Performance Additives as we Introduce our new TINUVIN DW-ECO series.

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Performance and Formulation Additives Latex-modified concrete brings new life to Vicksburg bridge in Louisiana

How chemistry and project management came together to rejuvenate the nearly 50-year-old bridge

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Performance and Formulation Additives A new UV absorber and light stabilizer blend enters the ring

UV rays can degrade coatings and compromise performance over time. Knock them out with BASF light stabilizers and UV absorbers

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podcast Alternatives to Fluoro-Chemicals in Coatings

Join BASF's Moy, Technical Specialist for Formulation Additives and Hannah Bleecker, Regulatory Steward for Formulation Additives, and Diana Rowe, Business Manager for Industrial Coatings in an episode of the “Powering Up Your Formulations” podcast series. During their chat, Tony, Hannah and Diana will discuss the flouro-chemical alternatives in floorcare.

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webinar The most challenging applications in Printing and Packaging

Join Andrew Seecharan – Senior Technical Specialist and Chien Hsu – Senior Technical Account Manager on April 28, 2022 at 1 PM EST to learn about The most challenging applications in Printing and Packaging.

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Performance and Formulation Additives The polymers protecting our pavement

Polymer-modified asphalts help reduce road maintenance costs and environmental impact

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Innovation Q&A: JONCRYL® DFC emulsions

Two BASF experts unpack JONCRYL emulsions for direct food contact

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Sustainability Demand for PSAs is here to stay

BASF is continually innovating to make high-demand adhesive solutions more sustainable and effective

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BASF Presents: The Art of Coatings

American Coatings Show 2022

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Performance and Formulation Additives Quiz: Explore our RHEOVIS® portfolio

Get more familiar with our rheology modifier portfolio

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webinar Superior additives in industrial coatings

Join Erin Moore, Marketing Manager for Formulation and Performance Additives in North America, and Tony Moy, Technical Service Specialist for Formulation Additives, on March 22 at 2:00 PM EST to learn about our Superior Additives in Industrial Coatings.

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Sustainability Bring clarity and confidence to wood coatings with JONCRYL® 9530-A

North American production of JONCRYL 9530 brings supply chain benefits for coating formulators looking to improve their product offerings

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Sustainability Sustainability starts at the source with additives from BASF

At BASF, sustainability means more than supplying customers with sustainable solutions.

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Sustainability Compostability: The next big trend in flexible packaging

EPOTAL® CF 430 brings compostability to multi-layer flexible packaging

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Sustainability What sustainability means for builders, manufacturers and architects

A study conducted by the Farnsworth Group for BASF looks at the implementation, trends, and importance of sustainability in construction

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Performance and Formulation Additives Webinar: Using BASF Latex in Micro Surfacing Applications

Join BASF Senior Technical Specialist, Arlis Kadrmas, in an industry technical training webinar on November 17, 2021

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On-Demand Webinar Series

Watch our on-demand webinar series to learn about the latest innovations in coating technologies, with presentations from some of BASF's most prominent technical specialists.

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Performance and Formulation Additives Creating standout in-mold labels with JONCRYL® 1685-A

The versatile emulsion delivers performance and aesthetics to a wide range of applications

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Sustainability ACRONAL® binders bring performance and sustainability to flooring adhesives

New flooring adhesive resins from BASF help meet sustainability and performance demands in the evolving world of construction

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Creating sustainable moisture-resistant packaging

JONCRYL® HPB 1631-A, a new solution from BASF, provides a low MVTR and sustainability benefits in paper packaging

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Performance and Formulation Additives High-efficient dispersants – EFKA® PX 4701 and 4703, tailoring for energy curable printing inks

Advanced polymerization techniques can give printing inks exceptional color strength and opacity.

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Performance and Formulation Additives Resins and the fight against UV rays

BASF resins can help protect nonwovens and coatings against damaging UV rays

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Performance and Formulation Additives Simon Says: The Dog Days of Summer

The growing demand for safe, sustainable food packaging isn't limited to humans: pet parents are increasingly looking for the best possible food in the most responsible packaging

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Innovation Ground-breaking resin allows for 3D moldable wood fiberboards

Innovative new resin technology gives molders unparalleled freedom while vastly increasing production efficiency for wood fiberboards

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Innovation Introducing BASF's Lab Assistant

Join the Additives team as they introduce our new application.

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Performance and Formulation Additives High shine, low maintenance floors

Floor finishes with ACROFLOR® keep floors looking their best while reducing maintenance and downtime

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Performance and Formulation Additives Creating stronger nonwovens for roofing and insulation

Seemingly simple materials for roofing and insulation can use binder systems that either include or exclude formaldehyde

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Paints & Coatings Superior protection and clarity for wood coatings: It’s in the blend

Waterborne acrylic-polyurethane blends deliver strong benefits to wood coatings

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Construction 3 trends impacting the construction industry

How BASF is navigating the complex web of supply chains and world events shaping the ever-evolving construction industry

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Innovation, Printing & Packaging Create high-performance inks with JONCRYL® low-maintenance vehicles

JONCRYL LMVs are industry mainstays for their ability to bring stability and clean printing to inks

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Paints & Coatings FOAMSTAR® technology shines in architectural coatings

Award-winning defoamers enhance durability in architectural coatings of all types

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Construction Floods, traffic and aging bridge decks: The perfect storm for latex-modified concrete overlays in Arkansas

An Arkansas bridge engineer shares surprising stories of bridge decking projects featuring the use of latex-modified concrete overlays

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Sustainability Don’t fall for these 3 waterborne DTM coating myths

Despite these misconceptions, modern waterborne technologies provide excellent performance and sustainability to direct-to-metal coating formulations

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Innovation Quiz: Wood coatings additives

How much do you know about wood coatings additives?

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BASF offers an alternative to formaldehyde in animal-feed hygiene enhancement

Amasil® formic acid supports vital animal performance through optimal feed hygiene, which in turn helps poultry and egg producers to be successful.

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Reducing the risk of recall

The indirect costs from a food recall take longer to recover from and can far outweigh the direct costs involved

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Amasil® FAQs: Product Information and Handling

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Feed acidification promotes better hygiene for safer food

Addition of Amasil® NA to poultry feed led to dramatic reduction of Enterobacteriaceae, Salmonella levels in a recent field trial

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Sustainability Creating more sustainable pet food packaging

New innovations in grease barrier coatings provide an alternative to fluorochemical-based solutions

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Performance and Formulation Additives Making an effective masking tape with BASF polymers

Despite their simple appearance, masking tapes are more complex than you might think.

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Webinar: 100% Active defoaming for radiation curing systems

Learn about our newest silicone-free defoamer and its multiple applications and excellent foam breakdown.

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Innovation Introducing EFKA® PB 2770

In this first episode of "Talks with Tony" podcast, Erin Moore, Marketing Manager for Formulation & Performance Additives, and Tony Moy, Technical Specialist for Formulation Additives, discuss the advantages of BASF’s new silicone-free, energy curable defoamer, EFKA® PB 2770, in industrial, automotive, and furniture and flooring applications.

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Construction Proactive bridge preservation with latex modified concrete

Maryland engineers use LMC and hydrodemolition, two tried-and-true methods, to extend the service life of bridge decks

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Just wing it!

The NFL Super Bowl is a major snacking day in the U.S. and one of the most popular days for takeout. The increase in food delivery during this time is leading to a need for grease resistance on the containers used to effectively shepherd wings from fryer to fingers.

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Performance and Formulation Additives Bring extreme clarity to filmic labels with ACRONAL® 3727 X

New water-based adhesive provides extreme clarity without APEOs

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: More grocery delivery fun in 2021

As our society becomes more accepting of online grocery, its prevalence is expected to grow even further. This will require innovation in packaging inks, coatings, and adhesives in order to ensure that food remains fresh and safe on its journey from store to kitchen.

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Performance and Formulation Additives, Innovation, Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Q&A: What is EFKA®?

BASF's additives experts chat about our additive brand of choice for non-aqueous systems.

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Innovation Physio-chemical properties of novel star-type surfactants for direct to metal applications

In this paper, the properties of novel silicone-free non-ionic star-type surfactants are compared, showing clear dependencies of their compositional parameters on the ability to reduce the surface tension and dosage to reach the lowest values.

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Sustainability Repulpability and Recyclablility and performance to go, please!

Create repulpable and recyclable takeout cups and paper packaging with this sustainable alternative to extruded polyethylene liquid barriers

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Innovation, Paints & Coatings Acrylic polyol with enhanced performance for 2K PUR direct-to-metal coatings

A BASF study looks at the performance of JONCRYL® xDTM, a new acrylic polyol suitable for low VOC solvent based direct-to-metal 2K urethane coatings. The new resin provides low VOC capability, long pot life, good dry and wet adhesion to various metal substrates, good corrosion resistance as measured in salt spray and good UV durability.

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Sustainability Balancing resistance and resolubility with water-based inks

Advancements in emulsion technologies position water-based inks as an effective and sustainable alternative to solvent-based systems in flexible packaging.

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Construction LMC proves a strong, economical choice for long-lasting bridge decks

Engineers from the Pennsylvania DOT discuss their use of latex-modified concrete in bridge decks around the district

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Innovation, Paints & Coatings Water-based intumescent coatings with dramatically reduced application times

A BASF study looks at a unique technology for intumescent coatings that can dramatically decrease application times and in many cases preclude the need for a topcoat.

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Innovation Dispersing resins paint vibrant future for printing inks

The latest addition to the JONCRYL® HPD Line combines strong color strength with Swiss Ordinance List compliance

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Innovation, Sustainability, Paints & Coatings Innovations in liquid-applied roof coatings enhance adhesion to challenging substrates

Solar reflective coatings are an effective and sustainable answer to environmental challenges

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Study: Acrylic Dispersion for Improved Metal Protection

A BASF study that looks at a new high-performance, APEO- and zinc-free binder with improved corrosion protection.

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Paints & Coatings, Construction Study: Solar reflective roof coating performance under UV and water exposure

A BASF study explores morphological changes in exterior surface coatings — specifically solar reflective roof coatings (SRRCs) — after cyclic water submersion and UV exposure

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Sustainability, Furniture & Wood, Plastics & Rubber How Sustainability Drives Innovative Furniture Design

Do environmental concerns restrict creativity in the furniture industry? At BASF, we’ve seen first hand how sustainability fuels innovation, rather than confine it.

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Greasy business

Food needs to be delivered in packaging; packaging that needs to do an effective job of containing and protecting not only your thai curry or neopolitan pizza but also the carrier, vehicle, and countertop or table on which it’s placed.

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Printing & Packaging Goin’ surfin’ sustainably

French startup utilizes high-performing BASF filament made of recycled material to make 3D-printed surfboards.

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Paints & Coatings Better bond coats pave the way for cost-effective asphalt overlays

Boost your bond coat emulsions and create stronger glue for pavements with this styrene-acrylic polymer

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Paints & Coatings Study: Testing exterior coating mechanics to withstand the environmental elements

A BASF study discusses a series of tests to determine the mechanical properties of exterior paint film

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Developing a strong, sustainable grease barrier for food packaging

A water-based emulsion provides an effective, more sustainable alternative to fluorochemical-based food packaging solutions

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Paints & Coatings A polyester co-binder bridges the performance gap in high-solids resins systems

This polyester resin helps coating formulators meet elevated performance requirements in topcoat and clearcoat applications

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Innovation, Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Shaping an industry

Deep history paves the way for future innovations in sustainable resins and emulsions

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Quiz: All about automotive coating formulations

There are some misconceptions out there about automotive coatings. Do you know them well enough to ace this quiz?

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: The new normal

COVID-19 has changed much in our lives. The ways we work, buy groceries, interact with loved ones, plan for the future, and countless other ‘normal’ aspects are now different.

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Textile, Leather & Footwear, Sustainability, Furniture & Wood, Automotive & Transportation, Construction The Power of Polyurethane

Polyurethane foam is everywhere, if you know where to look.

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Construction Air barrier market shifts in light of new building codes, trends

Fluid-applied air barriers combine resiliency with flexibility to help builders meet codes and environmental standards

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Construction Extending the lifespan of bridge decks with an SBR latex

How latex modified concrete made with STYROFAN® 1186 helps bridges last longer and saves millions of dollars in repair costs

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Ensuring Supply to Essential Industries

As we strive to maintain the health and wellbeing of ourselves and each other, our teams are also working hard to ensure business continuity and minimize the overall impact to business operations.

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Paints & Coatings A tough exterior: Resilient exterior paint for trending substrates

Siding trends in US census data provide insights into key attributes coating formulators should focus on

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Sustainability, Paints & Coatings One-coat corrosion protection with high performance and low environmental impact

New developments in waterborne direct-to-metal coatings make them perform better while generating fewer VOCs

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Just Ship It!

“Just Ship It!” is what I like to envision them yelling as they slapped the label on the box; the beginning of the package’s journey to my door.

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Automotive & Transportation Strengthen and streamline your automotive coating formulations

A line of high-performance dispersing agents addresses common concerns faced by industrial and automotive paint formulators

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Paints & Coatings Pull off the TiO2 balancing act in architectural coatings

Formulators save on TiO2 costs and maximize opacity with a polymer that spaces particles and scatters light more efficiently

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Sustainability, Construction Sustainable construction in face of climate change

BASF offers durable solutions to the housing construction market to help withstand future disasters.

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Sustainability Simon Says: Sustainability takes commitment

Sustainability takes commitment and it takes collaboration. As we move forward with our current and future offerings, we’ll continue to partner along the value chain to enable everyone to deliver on their lofty sustainable packaging targets.

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: A (very) Happy New Year

Over the course of the next decade we’ll see a lot of new innovations in the way we order, receive, and consume products and their packaging, just as that landscape has certainly morphed over the last decade. 

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Paints & Coatings With traffic paints, there’s a time and place for crosslinking

Traffic paints must stay stable until it’s time to dry — very, very quickly. Here’s how they do it

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Construction Study: Testing a 1K water-based concrete coating system for better performance

A study by BASF outlines a test comparing the performance of different 1K and 2K concrete coating systems.

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Sustainability, Construction Second line of defense—keeping floors tracking-free during winter months

Cleaning-management expert weighs in on best solution to prevent granular-tracking and residue from chloride salts during wintertime.

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Sustainability Is your adhesive compostable? The proof is in the packaging

Formulate compostable adhesives to help your flexible packaging meet certification standards

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Sustainability, Construction Roofers want greener, safer asphalt shingles

A study shows roofers are becoming more interested in recyclable and formaldehyde-free asphalt shingles

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Sustainability What's inside: The better choice for door insulation

There's a better way to insulate entry and garage doors to offer your customers energy efficiency while increasing your facility's operational efficiency.

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Sustainability, Pulp & Paper, Printing & Packaging Create the repulpable and recyclable packaging this generation needs

A water-based polymer makes it possible to create recyclable paper packaging with the performance you expect in food service

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Q&A: Add more bio-renewable content to your corrugated ink formulations

Two packaging experts chat about sustainability and share ways to formulate inks with more bio-renewable content

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Consumers need guidance to buy sustainable products

Consumers have plenty of options when it comes to buying sustainably, but how do they choose the most eco-friendly products and identify genuine claims?

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Rolling the Dice at Pack Expo 2019

Simon shares his favorite insights and takeaways from Pack Expo 2019

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Automotive & Transportation Lightweighting for the future of automotive technology

How automotive lightweighting must evolve to match developments in electric and autonomous vehicles

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Construction Installers and architects: What’s top of mind in today’s flooring adhesives market?

A study explores common influences and concerns for installers and architects in the flooring adhesives market

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Sailing the High Seas of Consumerism

How consumer culture shapes the paper and paperboard packaging industry

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Paints & Coatings, Automotive & Transportation Shades of meaning: BASF releases Auto Color Trend analysis for 2019-20

The German company issued its ninth annual Automotive Color Trends analysis from the business’ color design studio that encompasses the globe.

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Reduce your eco footprint with sustainable packaging

In the face of staggering food waste statistics, Simon discusses how food and beverage companies can lessen their environmental footprint with sustainable packaging

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Sustainability Flexible packaging trends to watch this year

How sustainability, demographics, and health and safety influence flexible packaging inks

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Innovation, Energy & Resources, Plastics & Rubber The long road: Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria and disaster preparedness

Ben Cook, a freelance volunteer with Crisis Response International was on the ground for recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, and shares his experience with the Gen-2-O by Power Panel® and what we can learn about our own disaster preparedness.

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Construction Customer spotlight: Trusted waterproofing technologies powered by high-performance polymers

A partnership between GMX and BASF produces a line of asphalt-based waterproofing systems that strengthens and protects buildings

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Observing e-commerce in its prime

Simon reflects on Amazon's Prime Day 2019 and the impact of e-commerce sales on printing and packaging

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: To be, or not to be... recycled?

Simon muses on some sustainability mishaps in the packaging industry (and how we can do better)

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Q&A: Insulate, protect and save with two emerging Instant Set technologies

Insulative and intumescent coatings offer the same performance in fewer coats with an Instant Set system

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Innovation, Construction Terreform One, BASF collaborate on unique ‘Monarch Sanctuary’ to cover new building

Terreform ONE designs a one-of-a-kind monarch habitat filled with milkweed that would serve as a way station for migrating butterflies to support the population.

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Paints & Coatings Summer rays: A year in the life of architectural exterior coatings, part 3

Protect color, retain gloss and prevent chalking with these summer-specific coating characteristics

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Color is key in consumer packaging

In consumer packaging, color consistency is essential — particularly when it comes to upholding your brand

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Bright future for paper

As brands phase out non-recyclable substrates, sustainable paper-based folding carton and corrugated packaging move in to fill the gaps

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Check the U.S. Snack Index

How shifting American snacking habits affect packaging trends

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Paints & Coatings Quiz: How do pros and DIYers buy paint?

Find out how well you know the buying habits of professional and DIY painters

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says

BASF’s Simon Foster dishes on the latest print and packaging news

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Automotive & Transportation A quieter ride: Comparing LASD and LASB systems

What’s driving lightweight, cost-saving systems in the world of NVH?

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Construction Q&A: Waterproofing trends and innovations

Discussing the latest trends and developments in waterproof coatings

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IBS 2020

BASF was in Vegas once again for this year's show where we enjoyed talking to builders about sustainable building solutions. Learn more about our consultative BEYOND.High Performance® approach, and how it can help separate you from other home builders in an increasingly competitive market.

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Innovation, Textile, Leather & Footwear, Plastics & Rubber Lifelong runner finds perfect footwear for Boston Marathon

Alexandra Jasman always sustained injuries while training—until she found the Brooks shoe.

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Plastics & Rubber, Construction A sustainable roof that offers both the lowest lifecycle cost and a low environmental impact

In order to achieve minimal waste, less downtime and disruptions, seamless application, and an excellent warranty, choosing SKYTITE was a no-brainer for BASF’s McIntosh manufacturing facility.

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Innovation, Sustainability, Automotive & Transportation Consumers feel the need for electric-vehicle speed

Developing next-generation technology to meet anticipated demand of the e-mobility market

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Sustainability, Plastics & Rubber, Construction Driving sustainability by embracing efficient building methods

The automotive sector has established a consistent blueprint for continuous efficiency. The time has come for the residential construction industry to do the same.

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Paints & Coatings Spring thaw: A year in the life of architectural exterior coatings, part 2

Resistance to early rain and surfactant leaching help coatings survive the spring transition

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Furniture & Wood UV Cure, TSCA Registration, and SNUR’s

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Innovation, Plastics & Rubber 'Brave New World': Fashion designer collaborates with BASF on dystopian attire for NYFW

A chemical company helps Seven Crash bring its futuristic vision to life through eco-fashion.

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Sustainability Quiz: The basics of waterborne direct-to-metal coatings

Are you in the know about waterborne direct-to-metal (DTM) coating technology? Take the quiz to find out

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Sustainability Recycled plastic, nonwovens and asphalt: Together under one roof

Manufacturers are transforming recycled plastic into nonwovens for roofing and other construction applications

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Printing & Packaging Simon Says: Watch out for these packaging trends!

Q&A: Simon Foster on his email series, Simon Says, and the latest news in printing and packaging

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Innovation, Paints & Coatings Let it snow—tips for clearing snow and ice from parking structures

Removing snow and ice from parking lots and parkades is easy, but getting the job done without damaging the deck takes some know-how.

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Innovation, Sustainability Nobel-winning chemist makes world a better place-one enzyme at a time

Frances Arnold speaks to BASF about winning the most prestigious award in chemistry.

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Plastics & Rubber, Energy & Resources Protective coatings shield storage tank owners from scary energy bills

Spray foam that stands up to Mother Nature

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Energy & Resources, Sustainability, Plastics & Rubber Powering hope after a disaster

Power Panel donates Gen-2-0 solar power generator to Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts

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Construction Weathering the storm

Standing against superstorms and hurricanes by standing together for resilience

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Furniture & Wood, Automotive & Transportation Boost your transportation and industrial formulations

Find the right Joncryl resins, emulsions and polyols for your application with our product filtering tool.

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Paints & Coatings Winter weathering: A year in the life of architectural exterior coatings

To survive cold winter temperatures, coatings need strong grain crack resistance and adhesion

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Printing & Packaging Find the right fit for printing and packaging applications

Filter through a line of Joncryl resins and emulsions to optimize your formulations

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Paints & Coatings, Construction Quiz: Understanding the new ASTM Type-II standard for acrylic roof coatings

ASTM D6083 Type-II updates an older roof coating standard. How well do you know the details?

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Plastics & Rubber The sound of silence at the Guggenheim

BASF provides material for a highly anticipated installation at one of New York's living-legend museums.

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Innovation, Textile, Leather & Footwear, Plastics & Rubber 3D drawing disrupts shoe production with more efficiency

Reebok brings footwear into the next century by developing a new material that eliminates the need for shoe molds

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Sustainability, Plastics & Rubber, Construction Construction trends - is resilience the new green?

In a post-Hurricane Sandy world, not only architects and designers, but now also politicians, engineers and city planners have resilient design on the mind. The very first SMART CITIES NYC '17 Summit sheds light on durability.

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Plastics & Rubber, Textile, Leather & Footwear What's in the new Brooks Running shoe's midsole?

The athletic footwear company expands its midsole material selection by going where its performance running shoe has never gone before.

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Sustainability Formaldehyde-free binders for nonwovens

Water-based acrylic resins add strength to nonwoven formulations, without the harmful emissions

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Sustainability, Paints & Coatings The biomass balance approach

A new approach aligns product performance, cost and true sustainability for coating manufacturers

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Sustainability, Plastics & Rubber, Construction Sustainable roofing spray inspires small business owner to become its ambassador

This customer gets more bang for his buck and a sustainable roof thanks to a more durable solution.

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Pulp & Paper, Printing & Packaging What's the Latest in Paper Coatings and Packaging?

An introductory Q&A with Product Development Scientist Justin Bordley.

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Paints & Coatings Down and dirty with durability: Defining a durable architectural coating

Customers want a "tough" architectural coating, but what exactly does that mean?

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Pulp & Paper, Paints & Coatings, Printing & Packaging 5 tips and takeaways from a paper coatings veteran

Here's what Peter Hayes learned from more than 30 years in the paper coatings and packaging industry

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Paints & Coatings, Construction Raising the roof (coating standards)

The ASTM adopts a roof coating specification 20 years in the making

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Paints & Coatings, Furniture & Wood, Automotive & Transportation Know your market: The latest protective coatings trends

Five BASF representatives share their predictions for market-specific trends in protective coatings

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Printing & Packaging Following the paper trail: Reflections on a career in paper coatings and packaging

Retiring BASF researcher Peter Hayes reflects on more than two decades of work in the paper coatings industry

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Automotive & Transportation Q&A: Photo-latent metal catalyst reduces drying times and increases throughput

Aerospace and automotive OEMs are taking notice as demand for greater efficiency drives production

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Attapulgite mines offer highly absorbent, rheology-stable minerals for many applications

Attapulgite clay, thickeners and rheology modifiers, and land reclamation at a BASF mining site

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Automotive & Transportation Quiz: How much do you know about cape seal technology?

Learn the basics of cape seals (or show off your knowledge!) with this short educational quiz.

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Paints & Coatings, Automotive & Transportation The smaller the car, the more vivid the color

Analyzing 2017 vehicle color trends from the annual automotive color report

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Sustainability, Automotive & Transportation Denver International Airport tests greener pavement deicer

Building on its mountain of other sustainability programs, Denver International Airport (DEN) tested an environmentally sensitive runway deicer last winter, and initial results were promising

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Automotive & Transportation Motor heads swoon over Chip Foose's custom paint job

The acclaimed auto designer shares his journey to find the best refinish paint for high-end show cars

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One small step for chemistry - one giant leap for American tunnel construction

Improving efficiency and customizing solutions for a large-scale tunnel excavation project

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Sustainability, Printing & Packaging, Plastics & Rubber It's not easy going green: NFL team debuts compostable peanut bags

Helping Arrowhead Stadium become the first sports venue to sell the pre-packed bags

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Automotive & Transportation, Innovation Plant-based weight loss tips for interior composite panels

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Researching, quantifying, and modeling DIY architectural paint application and appearance

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Construction CPI gives hands-on experience to future builders

A non-profit foundation combines education and hands-on training while preserving national landmarks

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Chris Casteel collaborates with BASF and Essentium to bring revolutionary 3D-printed sockets to life

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UV rays, pets, and even dreaded crayons are no match for durable coatings that protect your customers' homes inside and out

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Advantages of UV curable systems, coating formulation advice, and additives to enhance your auto interior coatings

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Measuring the sustainability of preservation and eco-efficiency of cape seals

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Developing a novel acrylic polymer for high performance in paint-and-primer-in-one exterior coating applications

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Direct-to-Metal coatings offer uncompromised performance in a single layer

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Resins, woods, processes and the trends that will shape the wood coatings sector

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Architectural coating developments, top performance attributes, and trendy topics to watch in 2018

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Cost savings chemistry, advances in coatings tech, and choosing the right pipeline coating system for the job

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Furniture made from recycled bamboo chopsticks, formaldehyde-free resins, and the growing conversation around sustainable material sourcing

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Construction Science behind white roof coating helps roofers extend season

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Automotive & Transportation American roads still barely passing benchmarks

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