BASF: Fastest coating facility in the world

BASF AG,Germany, together with Pagendarm BTT GmbH, is building a technical center facility for coating webs with aqueous pressure-sensitive adhesives at a maximum speed of 1500 meters per minute. BASF says it will have the fastest coating machine for pressure-sensitive adhesives in the world. Joint trials with customers are planned to start in 2003. The existing facility of Pagendarm will be revamped to specialize in application of uv hot-melt adhesives at up to 600 meters per minute. Aqueous pressure-sensitive adhesives are marketed by BASF under the brand name Acronal and uv hot-melt adhesives under the brand name acResin.

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