Newsletter Resins & Additives for Printing & Packaging
Newsletter Resins & Additives for Printing & Packaging

A new binder, a new additive and your chance to meet us virtually

Dear Reader,

Welcome to our fifth newsletter of 2020. I hope you continue to keep safe and well.

We are proud to announce two successful new developments. If you’re into food contact applications, take a look at our innovative binder Joncryl® HPB 4011, which not only has outstanding sealing properties but is also recyclable. Or are you perhaps in search of a defoamer with excellent additional benefits besides its defoaming and deaerating action? If so, we’ve created just the product for you with Efka® PB 2770!

To ensure that we keep in touch with you and provide opportunities for discussion, we’re holding a web seminar on resins for Printing & Packaging on November 4. My colleague Jan van Delft from our commercial marketing team will explain our Biomass Balance Approach and how you can reduce your environmental impact  by using renewable materials.

In our July newsletter we introduced our new PRETHINK INK network to you. In this edition we’ve included a short update describing how this novel venture is bringing together players throughout the ink value chain ‒ more necessary than ever in these times of physical separation.

I hope that you will enjoy reading this issue and wish you all the best on behalf of the whole Printing & Packaging team.


Carl Nunney
Head of Industry Management Printing & Packaging Europe

Carl Nunney
Head of Industry Management Printing & Packaging Europe

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Set your seal on recyclable paper and board

Are you in search of a high-performance, food-contact-approved binder that enhances sustainability?


Join us on November 4 for our first web seminar…

… and find out how to reduce your carbon footprint with Joncryl® Biomass Balance.


Smooth out the bubbles

Our new silicone-free, 100% active defoamer for UV inks and overprint varnishes has excellent de-aerating properties and many other benefits besides.


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PRETHINK INK strikes a chord

Find out how our network for water-based technology is growing and who’s next on stage



PRETHINK INK: the new network for water-based technology

Dear Reader,

As we all navigate the impacts of a global crisis, we have been working out how we can collaborate closer than ever despite being apart, and renew our commitment to sustainability. That’s why we are proud to introduce the PRETHINK INK network, which aims to bring together partners from across the value chain to share knowledge, contacts and experiences with water-based inks for flexible packaging. We want to raise awareness of the potential of water-based inks for business and sustainability, and encourage discussion about their benefits and challenges. PRETHINK INK is an open network: if you work in the flexible packaging industry, it is for you.

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Cool packaging for chocolate and cheese!

Looking for a low-temperature activated binder for heat-seal applications? We present Joncryl® HSL 9055.


Water-based solutions: Higher print performance and greater sustainability across the board!

How can you combine top print quality with cost-effective pigment formulation in the highly competitive corrugated board market?


Try our additives for sustainable inks and coatings!

Would you like to know more about the ingredients for food contact applications or products based on renewables? Then check out our new additives.



It’s a first! Discover our water-based resin for EB curing

You can achieve even higher sustainability and the same excellent performance as solvent-based products with Joncryl® FLX EB 5500, our first resin for water-based electron beam (EB) curing. 

Fast, flexible and sustainable – advances in LED curing 

Are you looking for reactive UV resins for LED curing that combine environmental compatibility with high performance? Check out our new Laromer® PO 9137 and Laromer® PO 9139!

An all-purpose dispersing agent for organic pigments

Would you like the flexibility of a dispersing agent that is suitable for a broad application range and achieves top results with organic pigments in water-based flexo and ink-jet printing?


Rules are changing. Are you ready?


How can you meet the demand for more sustainable packaging?

Efka® PX 4703: Opening new horizons for your UV ink-formulation

Beautiful Woman Eating Organic Yogurt. Healthy Diet Nutrition

Top performance with new primer for lidding


Quality and sustainability in one pack

High-quality prints with water-based prints

Fast, flexible and efficient – the future is digital


When sustainability brings opportunity: Joncryl® Biomass Balance

Flexibility in flexographic printing of flexible packaging

Taking the lid off the sealing problem

New solvent-free dispersant improves ink flow in white UV-ink systems


Think ink! Up with performance, down with cost!

Looking for Formulation Additives with Food Contact Compliance?

Try out our new, upgraded Resin-Additive-Search!


Interview with Carl Nunney

Lighten your carbon footprint!

A new “Star” in the BASF defoamer portfolio


Join us at Interpack 2017

Closing the gap for solvent-based and UV applications

Printing with renewables


Higher curing speed for increased formulation flexibility

Closing the gap for water-based applications

Even more dairy packaging options from BASF


Take a look at our new Resin-Additive-Search

Good print quality and low costs in use: Joncryl® 669

Loxanol® MI 6730: Highly effective adhesion promoter

Successfully launched: Joncryl® FLX 5220


50th young scientist competition

Tackling the industry’s sustainability challenges

Is it real wood?

Innovative solutions for UV-curable inks


Low activation temperature, high speed, water-based!

Joncryl® FLX: Successful print trials!


Join the team for water-based technology!

In the lab: The latest Joncryl® FLX development