With a new year upon us, Simon discusses his predictions and forecasts for the year ahead.
The holiday season welcomes the intersection of industry and familial traditions as we look back on another dynamic year.
US retail spending was strong over the recent holiday, but will it last?
Simon reflects on three weeks spent observing the market dynamics in Japan, China, and Malaysia.
The industry is preparing for a sustainable future and looks to paper packaging as an enabler.
As consumers become increasingly conscious of the environmental impact of their purchases, more brand owners are striving to meet sustainability goals by providing alternative options.
Simon digs into the origins of the superstitious number 13 and how our customers can improve their own luck.
While Amazon's Prime Day 2023 bucked the negative trend of consumer spending, future growth for e-commerce remains unclear.
In the face of deterioration from de-icing salts, extreme temperatures, and heavy loads, STYROFAN® 1186 helps prolong the lifespan of concrete bridge decking.
During a trip to visit family in Australia, our Head of Global Marketing, Resins for Paper, noticed some interesting packaging trends.
BASF is harnessing chemistry in its building envelopes to better the environmental footprint of structures, inside and out.
On July 12, 2023 at 11AM EST, join Regina Escandon, Commercial Marketing Manager and Josh Kempfer, Technical Specialist for a live webinar on our Joncryl® HSL raw materials for heat seal lacquers.
With a broader portfolio and efficient process, BASF is bringing its biomass balance approach back to the flooring adhesives segment.
As sustainable packaging continues to be a global market challenge, our leading solutions were on full display during the recent Interpack show in Europe.
As an innovative, solvent borne polyol specifically designed for direct-to-metal (DTM) applications, Joncryl® xDTM-B is a product with an impressive selection of properties.
According to Goldman Sachs Research, electric vehicles (EVs) will account for almost half of new car sales worldwide by 2035. As their development undergoes transformation, so too are conversations around sound.
In an industry with its own traditions and history, Joncryl® products help support the industry’s past and future.
As conversations around formaldehyde in the market continue, Acrodur® stands out as a water-based, low-emission alternative to resins like phenol, melamine, and urea.
On May 23, 2023 at 11AM EST, join Jennifer Coates, Commercial Marketing Manager and Jonathan Wattras, Technical Specialist for a live webinar on high performing waterborne wood coatings.
On May 25, 2023 at 11AM EST, join Louis Angeles, Industry Marketing Manager, Charlie Hsu, Sr. Technical Specialist, and Mervin Wood, Technical Expert for a live webinar on additives solutions for construction applications.
Created to serve as the best-in-class offering in architectural coatings for high-gloss white to deep-based formulations, ACRONAL®️ EDGE 4141 boasts block, print, and mar resistance, weatherability, gloss retention, and good dirt pick-up.
As the packaging industry feels increasing pressure to meet their 2025 sustainability commitments, demand for recycled content and more circularity in packaging is set to drive up the value of more recyclable substrates.
In order to keep up to date with shifting regulations, BASF takes its role as a solution provider seriously.
Virginia Department of Transportation discusses latex-modified concrete overlays.
After years of uncertainty and navigating uncharted waters, the printing and packaging space is embracing sustainability across its value chain and has its sights set firmly on the future.
Fill in a short, 5-question survey on what you’d like to see from EDN next.
Explore the BASF Insights stories readers enjoyed most last year, including bio-based solutions, wood coatings, and UV absorbers.
When it comes to resistance, safety, and versatility, acResin®️ is one of the most novel adhesive solutions on the market.
Show off your knowledge of recycling paper and paperboard packaging facts in this quiz
Your paper coffee cup may seem like it's recyclable, but chances are it's not. It's an issue that paper cup manufacturers have struggled with for decades. Until now
Cost-effective solutions for floor maintenance in retail and other high-traffic spaces
When it comes to the major floor covering types available in the market, carpet is still the leader.
Create repulpable and recyclable takeout cups and paper packaging with this sustainable alternative to extruded polyethylene liquid barriers
A water-based polymer makes it possible to create recyclable paper packaging with the performance you expect in food service
Selecting the right products to complete the project
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.
Packaging market grows as graphical sector continues to face challenges
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.
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.
How much do you know about paper coffee cups, waste, and recycling? Take this short quiz to find out
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.
Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will significantly impact the market
Are you up to speed on rheology modifiers? Test your knowledge and then download the BASF Practical Guide to Rheology Modifiers
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.
Learn more about epoxy coatings and the perfect match with 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.
Combining sustainability with high-performance
JONCRYL® 9522 brings sustainability and performance benefits for wood primers
Join us and hear from Mervin Wood, Technical Expert as he discusses - Thermal & Light Stabilization of Candle products from BASF's Performance Additives.
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.
How chemistry and project management came together to rejuvenate the nearly 50-year-old bridge
UV rays can degrade coatings and compromise performance over time. Knock them out with BASF light stabilizers and UV absorbers
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.
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.
Polymer-modified asphalts help reduce road maintenance costs and environmental impact
Two BASF experts unpack JONCRYL emulsions for direct food contact
BASF is continually innovating to make high-demand adhesive solutions more sustainable and effective
American Coatings Show 2022
Get more familiar with our rheology modifier portfolio
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.
North American production of JONCRYL 9530 brings supply chain benefits for coating formulators looking to improve their product offerings
At BASF, sustainability means more than supplying customers with sustainable solutions.
EPOTAL® CF 430 brings compostability to multi-layer flexible packaging
A study conducted by the Farnsworth Group for BASF looks at the implementation, trends, and importance of sustainability in construction
Join BASF Senior Technical Specialist, Arlis Kadrmas, in an industry technical training webinar on November 17, 2021
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.
The versatile emulsion delivers performance and aesthetics to a wide range of applications
New flooring adhesive resins from BASF help meet sustainability and performance demands in the evolving world of construction
JONCRYL® HPB 1631-A, a new solution from BASF, provides a low MVTR and sustainability benefits in paper packaging
Advanced polymerization techniques can give printing inks exceptional color strength and opacity.
BASF resins can help protect nonwovens and coatings against damaging UV rays
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
Innovative new resin technology gives molders unparalleled freedom while vastly increasing production efficiency for wood fiberboards
Join the Additives team as they introduce our new application.
Floor finishes with ACROFLOR® keep floors looking their best while reducing maintenance and downtime
Seemingly simple materials for roofing and insulation can use binder systems that either include or exclude formaldehyde
Waterborne acrylic-polyurethane blends deliver strong benefits to wood coatings
How BASF is navigating the complex web of supply chains and world events shaping the ever-evolving construction industry
JONCRYL LMVs are industry mainstays for their ability to bring stability and clean printing to inks
Award-winning defoamers enhance durability in architectural coatings of all types
An Arkansas bridge engineer shares surprising stories of bridge decking projects featuring the use of latex-modified concrete overlays
Despite these misconceptions, modern waterborne technologies provide excellent performance and sustainability to direct-to-metal coating formulations
How much do you know about wood coatings additives?
New innovations in grease barrier coatings provide an alternative to fluorochemical-based solutions
Despite their simple appearance, masking tapes are more complex than you might think.
Learn about our newest silicone-free defoamer and its multiple applications and excellent foam breakdown.
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.
Maryland engineers use LMC and hydrodemolition, two tried-and-true methods, to extend the service life of bridge decks
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.
New water-based adhesive provides extreme clarity without APEOs
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.
BASF's additives experts chat about our additive brand of choice for non-aqueous systems.
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.
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.
Advancements in emulsion technologies position water-based inks as an effective and sustainable alternative to solvent-based systems in flexible packaging.
Engineers from the Pennsylvania DOT discuss their use of latex-modified concrete in bridge decks around the district
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.
The latest addition to the JONCRYL® HPD Line combines strong color strength with Swiss Ordinance List compliance
Solar reflective coatings are an effective and sustainable answer to environmental challenges
A BASF study that looks at a new high-performance, APEO- and zinc-free binder with improved corrosion protection.
A BASF study explores morphological changes in exterior surface coatings — specifically solar reflective roof coatings (SRRCs) — after cyclic water submersion and UV exposure
Do environmental concerns restrict creativity in the furniture industry? At BASF, we’ve seen first hand how sustainability fuels innovation, rather than confine it.
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.
French startup utilizes high-performing BASF filament made of recycled material to make 3D-printed surfboards.
Boost your bond coat emulsions and create stronger glue for pavements with this styrene-acrylic polymer
A BASF study discusses a series of tests to determine the mechanical properties of exterior paint film
A water-based emulsion provides an effective, more sustainable alternative to fluorochemical-based food packaging solutions
This polyester resin helps coating formulators meet elevated performance requirements in topcoat and clearcoat applications
Deep history paves the way for future innovations in sustainable resins and emulsions
There are some misconceptions out there about automotive coatings. Do you know them well enough to ace this quiz?
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.
Polyurethane foam is everywhere, if you know where to look.
Fluid-applied air barriers combine resiliency with flexibility to help builders meet codes and environmental standards
How latex modified concrete made with STYROFAN® 1186 helps bridges last longer and saves millions of dollars in repair costs
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.
Siding trends in US census data provide insights into key attributes coating formulators should focus on
New developments in waterborne direct-to-metal coatings make them perform better while generating fewer VOCs
“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.
A line of high-performance dispersing agents addresses common concerns faced by industrial and automotive paint formulators
Formulators save on TiO2 costs and maximize opacity with a polymer that spaces particles and scatters light more efficiently
BASF offers durable solutions to the housing construction market to help withstand future disasters.
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.
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.
Traffic paints must stay stable until it’s time to dry — very, very quickly. Here’s how they do it
A study by BASF outlines a test comparing the performance of different 1K and 2K concrete coating systems.
Cleaning-management expert weighs in on best solution to prevent granular-tracking and residue from chloride salts during wintertime.
Formulate compostable adhesives to help your flexible packaging meet certification standards
A study shows roofers are becoming more interested in recyclable and formaldehyde-free asphalt shingles
There's a better way to insulate entry and garage doors to offer your customers energy efficiency while increasing your facility's operational efficiency.
Two packaging experts chat about sustainability and share ways to formulate inks with more bio-renewable content
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?
Simon shares his favorite insights and takeaways from Pack Expo 2019
How automotive lightweighting must evolve to match developments in electric and autonomous vehicles
A study explores common influences and concerns for installers and architects in the flooring adhesives market
How consumer culture shapes the paper and paperboard packaging industry
The German company issued its ninth annual Automotive Color Trends analysis from the business’ color design studio that encompasses the globe.
In the face of staggering food waste statistics, Simon discusses how food and beverage companies can lessen their environmental footprint with sustainable packaging
How sustainability, demographics, and health and safety influence flexible packaging inks
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.
A partnership between GMX and BASF produces a line of asphalt-based waterproofing systems that strengthens and protects buildings
Simon reflects on Amazon's Prime Day 2019 and the impact of e-commerce sales on printing and packaging
Simon muses on some sustainability mishaps in the packaging industry (and how we can do better)
Insulative and intumescent coatings offer the same performance in fewer coats with an Instant Set system
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.
Protect color, retain gloss and prevent chalking with these summer-specific coating characteristics
In consumer packaging, color consistency is essential — particularly when it comes to upholding your brand
As brands phase out non-recyclable substrates, sustainable paper-based folding carton and corrugated packaging move in to fill the gaps
How shifting American snacking habits affect packaging trends
Find out how well you know the buying habits of professional and DIY painters
BASF’s Simon Foster dishes on the latest print and packaging news
What’s driving lightweight, cost-saving systems in the world of NVH?
Discussing the latest trends and developments in waterproof coatings
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.
Alexandra Jasman always sustained injuries while training—until she found the Brooks shoe.
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.
Developing next-generation technology to meet anticipated demand of the e-mobility market
The automotive sector has established a consistent blueprint for continuous efficiency. The time has come for the residential construction industry to do the same.
Resistance to early rain and surfactant leaching help coatings survive the spring transition
A chemical company helps Seven Crash bring its futuristic vision to life through eco-fashion.
Are you in the know about waterborne direct-to-metal (DTM) coating technology? Take the quiz to find out
Manufacturers are transforming recycled plastic into nonwovens for roofing and other construction applications
Q&A: Simon Foster on his email series, Simon Says, and the latest news in printing and packaging
Removing snow and ice from parking lots and parkades is easy, but getting the job done without damaging the deck takes some know-how.
Frances Arnold speaks to BASF about winning the most prestigious award in chemistry.
Spray foam that stands up to Mother Nature
Power Panel donates Gen-2-0 solar power generator to Puerto Rico disaster relief efforts
Standing against superstorms and hurricanes by standing together for resilience
Find the right Joncryl resins, emulsions and polyols for your application with our product filtering tool.
To survive cold winter temperatures, coatings need strong grain crack resistance and adhesion
Filter through a line of Joncryl resins and emulsions to optimize your formulations
ASTM D6083 Type-II updates an older roof coating standard. How well do you know the details?
BASF provides material for a highly anticipated installation at one of New York's living-legend museums.
Reebok brings footwear into the next century by developing a new material that eliminates the need for shoe molds
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.
The athletic footwear company expands its midsole material selection by going where its performance running shoe has never gone before.
Water-based acrylic resins add strength to nonwoven formulations, without the harmful emissions
A new approach aligns product performance, cost and true sustainability for coating manufacturers
This customer gets more bang for his buck and a sustainable roof thanks to a more durable solution.
An introductory Q&A with Product Development Scientist Justin Bordley.
Customers want a "tough" architectural coating, but what exactly does that mean?
Here's what Peter Hayes learned from more than 30 years in the paper coatings and packaging industry
The ASTM adopts a roof coating specification 20 years in the making
Five BASF representatives share their predictions for market-specific trends in protective coatings
Retiring BASF researcher Peter Hayes reflects on more than two decades of work in the paper coatings industry
Aerospace and automotive OEMs are taking notice as demand for greater efficiency drives production
Attapulgite clay, thickeners and rheology modifiers, and land reclamation at a BASF mining site
Learn the basics of cape seals (or show off your knowledge!) with this short educational quiz.
Analyzing 2017 vehicle color trends from the annual automotive color report
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
The acclaimed auto designer shares his journey to find the best refinish paint for high-end show cars
Improving efficiency and customizing solutions for a large-scale tunnel excavation project
Helping Arrowhead Stadium become the first sports venue to sell the pre-packed bags
Car manufacturers are in a race to the bottom of the scale. To help them get there, we're talking about a new technology that makes one lightweighting trend way more effective
Researching, quantifying, and modeling DIY architectural paint application and appearance
A non-profit foundation combines education and hands-on training while preserving national landmarks
Chris Casteel collaborates with BASF and Essentium to bring revolutionary 3D-printed sockets to life
UV rays, pets, and even dreaded crayons are no match for durable coatings that protect your customers' homes inside and out
Advantages of UV curable systems, coating formulation advice, and additives to enhance your auto interior coatings
Measuring the sustainability of preservation and eco-efficiency of cape seals
Developing a novel acrylic polymer for high performance in paint-and-primer-in-one exterior coating applications
Direct-to-Metal coatings offer uncompromised performance in a single layer
Resins, woods, processes and the trends that will shape the wood coatings sector
Next-generation materials focusing on stain resistance and washability
Architectural coating developments, top performance attributes, and trendy topics to watch in 2018
Reviewing the trends and insights we gleaned from ACS 2018
Cost savings chemistry, advances in coatings tech, and choosing the right pipeline coating system for the job
Self-crosslinking acrylics, advances in waterborne coatings, and the path to eco-friendly stain resistance
Icephobic systems, saving on de-icing systems, and three methodologies to get icephobic technologies to market
Furniture made from recycled bamboo chopsticks, formaldehyde-free resins, and the growing conversation around sustainable material sourcing
Bio-composite wood board, sourcing natural fibers, low VOCs, steam molding, and the importance of design
Food packaging demands, water-based inks, FDA clearance, performance hurdles, and the signs of a sustainable future
InstantSet white roof coatings, cost savings, lower environmental risk, and one person's love of a good challenge
Tireless testing pushes performance progress
Yet again, the nation's roads received a grade of D from the ASCE
NMP-free acrylic polyurethane hybrid dispersion shows high performance
Do you know the paint buying habits of DIY'ers and professionals? Take our quiz and test your knowledge
Formulators are exploring the science of permanent coalescents, while keeping one eye on performance
Defoamers walk a tightrope in paint coating formulation. How much do you know about this chemical balancing act?
In the highly competitive beer industry, brewers need their packaging to do more than stand out on the shelf
Waterborne UV coatings have come a long way. Is now the time to start upgrading your operations?
The nation's roads are more important than we may realize. Here's why we need to take a proactive approach to the nation's highways, and how science can help
The drivers accelerating responsible change in the flexible food packaging industry
How much do you really know about your supplier's processes and practices? The best way to find out is to go inside
An innovative science program opens young girls' minds to the possibilities of an exciting career in math, engineering and the sciences