Technology:  UV

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future.

BASF – the one stop shop for radiation curing

BASF continuously works on further product developments to exploit the opportunities in the field of radiation curing. In close cooperation with customers and networking with the whole value chain, BASF supports the innovation drivers in finding new solutions for the market needs of today and the challenges of tomorrow.

In close cooperation with its partners, BASF is developing innovative solutions in analytical and testing challenges. BASF as a solution provider to the industries supplies its customers with several analytical, technical and supply chain services. BASF provides services and technical solutions to a broad range of industries:
• printing and packaging
• automotive and industrial coatings
• furniture and flooring
• adhesives
• special applications.

The customer-oriented scientific and technical work at BASF sets standards initiated since the inception of the radiation curable coatings technology. The technical center offers possibilities to test with up-to-date UV/EB curing equipment and new technologies such as UV-LED. The center also provides different application techniques from spraying to curtain and roller coating as well as test equipment to support our customers in meeting the industry standards and norms. Our technical service is renowned to give excellent advice on coating guidelines, working closely together with coating formulators, equipment and production line manufacturers to develop best solutions for the market requirements.

The unique product portfolio throughout all radiation curable coating components from resins, photoinitiators to additives allows BASF chemists to give excellent advice and to pass on in-depth knowledge about component interactions out of one hand to our partners. Helping our customers to improve their processes and coating properties is our commitment.