has launched a new aqueous acrylic binder, Acronal 2434, for nonwovens meeting high thermo dimensional stability requirements. The binder is particularly suitable for nonwovens used in construction and abrasive applications. The innovative binder complements the comprehensive BASF product portfolio of dispersions and resins. Acronal 2434 is a self-cross-linking acrylic dispersion that gives nonwovens exposed to thermal strain high levels of mechanical stability. The binder is particularly suitable for nonwovens made of synthetic fibers such as polyester. The newly developed product is compatible with other cross-linking systems such as melamine and urea resins. BASF will be at INDEX booth 2427.