BASF to Collaborate with HP Indigo

BASF has entered a strategic collaboration with HP Indigo to develop water-based adhesive solutions for flexible packaging that are specially tailored for the requirements of the HP Indigo ElectroInk process.

“HP is constantly looking into faster turnaround time to extend the value of the digital printing applications,” said Nurit Raccah, Labels and Packaging Media and Materials business manager, Indigo division, HP. “This strategic collaboration with BASF, a leading player in the adhesive industry, demonstrates our continued commitment to providing HP Indigo customers full end-to-end solutions with extended performance.”

According to BASF, the company’s water-based adhesive systems are an environmentally compatible and economically rewarding alternative to conventional technologies for to the lamination of flexible food packaging. The expansion of HP Indigo digital printing into mainstream flexible packaging required a validation of various adhesive performances with the HP Indigo ElectroInk.

“Recently we have developed innovative high-performance water-based adhesives for digital inks: Epotal® DP3820X and Basonat® LR 9056,” said Dr Axel Weiss, head of Marketing Dispersions for Industrial Adhesives Europe at BASF. “In combination with HP Indigo Pack Ready Coating these adhesives enable the production of retort pouches with best lamination quality.”