BASF launches APEX, next generation latex binder

APEX offers lower high shear rheology, high binding strength, and long runnability without coating buildup on blade or rod coating application methods.  Depending on the formulation, the APEX product line will help manufacturers of coated paper and boards to formulate with a reduced amount of binder without sacrificing performance.

“APEX is just one more example of BASF’s diversified dispersions businesses and expansive asset network being positioned to support investment and long term commitment to our customers and to the paper coating market.” said Seth Erdner, Business Manager – Paper Coatings, for BASF in North America.

About BASF’s Dispersions & Resins Business in North America

The Dispersions & Resins business of BASF develops, produces and markets a range of high-quality resins, additives, colorants and polymer dispersions. These raw materials are used in formulations for coatings and paints, printing and packaging products, construction chemicals, adhesives, fiberbondings, nonwovens, and paper manufacturing.  With a comprehensive product portfolio and extensive knowledge of the industries we serve, our customers benefit from innovative and sustainable solutions to help them advance their formulations through chemistry. For further information about the Dispersions & Resins business in North America, please visit

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit


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