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Koresin: Strong, durable adhesion New brochure, new promotion



* Highly efficient tackifier
* Allows for greater flexibility in rubber production

“Koresin – Performance Tackifier for the Rubber Industry”, a new 8-page brochure, published in English, by BASF’s Operating Division Intermediates, is a compendium of information about Koresin® phenolic resin. The brochure specifies phenolic resin properties and its applications, especially in the rubber industry. It features tables and numerous illustrations highlighting Koresin’s efficiency as a tackifier, particularly its significant role in the production of high-performance tires. In global tire manufacturing Koresin sets the standard for adhesion, stability and lower dosages. The intermediate is also becoming increasingly attractive to manufacturers of technical rubber products such as conveyor and V-belts as well as cable sheathing. The contents of the brochure have been adapted for a web presentation that can be downloaded from the Internet at

Vehicle tires are made from different cauotchouc compounds that are heated (vulcanized) to adhere reliably to each other and thus are converted into rubber. Koresin binds the individual components prior to vulcanization. In contrast to other products Koresin is used more sparingly yet provides not only better adhesion but longer tire life. Because Koresin retains its tackiness much longer than other products the required cauotchouc can be fabricated in advance, kept longer in storage or shipped and thereby affords tire manufacturers added flexibility in production. Koresin does not impact vulcanization negatively and will not impair the quality of the rubber produced in the vulcanization process.

BASF which has been manufacturing Koresin from acetylene for more than 60 years at its integrated production site in Ludwigshafen, Germany, has extensive experience with the chemical intermediate.


The operating division Intermediates of the BASF Group develops, produces and markets the world’s largest range of intermediates. The most important of the division’s more than 600 products include amines, diols, polyalcohols and acids. Among other applications, intermediates are used as starting materials for coatings, plastics, pharmaceuticals, textile fibers, detergents and crop protection agents. Innovative BASF intermediates help to improve the properties of the final product and the efficiency of production processes. The ISO 9001:2000-certified operating division Intermediates has access to plants at production sites in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In 2005, this BASF operating division with 2,665 employees generated world sales of above 2 billion euros. For more information, go to


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