BASF Develops Formaldehyde-Free Pigment-Printing System

Germany-based BASF AG has developed a formaldehyde-free version of its Helizarin® textile pigment
printing system, enabling textile manufacturers to meet regulatory standards and brand and retailer
requirements without taking additional steps.

The new system incorporates the new formaldehyde-free Helizarin Fixing Agent TX 4737 and
Helizarin Binder TX 4738, and BASF’s existing formaldehyde-free thickeners.

“Product safety and environmental protection are our top priority when developing new
products,” said Dr. Karl Siemensmeyer, responsible for developing the new products. “The new
formaldehyde-free Helizarin pigment printing system further strengthens BASF’s eco-friendly product

September 11, 2007