BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Architectural Coatings: Aqueous

ANTI-TERRA-250

Controlled flocculating wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous primers, fillers as well as adhesives and sealants to prevent sedimentation of fillers and inorganic pigments. Also suitable for filler slurries.


AQUACER 497

Paraffin-based wax emulsion for aqueous coatings, printing inks as well as care products and polishes for improving water repellency and surface slip.

AQUACER 531

Wax emulsion on modified PE basis to improve surface properties of aqueous coatings and printing inks. Anti-caking additive for thermoplastics and hot-melt adhesives.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 533

Emulsion of a modified paraffin wax for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coating systems.

AQUACER 537

Paraffin wax emulsion for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coating systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 539

Paraffin wax emulsion for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coatings and printing inks.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 1013

VOC-free HDPE-based wax emulsion for improving the surface protection in aqueous coatings and printing inks as well as in aqueous care products and polishes.

AQUACER 1031

Emulsion based on a polyethylene wax for improving the surface properties of aqueous care products. Anti-slip effect and good foot traffic resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUACER 1039

Paraffin wax emulsion for improved surface characteristics in aqueous coatings and printing inks.


AQUAMAT 208

VOC-free, matting wax dispersion based on oxidized HDPE for aqueous coatings to improve surface properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
AQUAMAT 263

Matting wax dispersion based on oxidized HDPE for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint coatings to improve surface properties.

AQUAMAT 272

Matting wax dispersion based on modified PE for aqueous coatings, as well as printing inks and overprint varnishes for improved surface protection.


BYK-014

VOC-free, silicone-free polymer-based defoamer for aqueous architectural coatings, plasters, adhesives as well as care products and polishes. Optimum performance at the lowest dosage.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-018

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous pigmented high gloss emulsion systems which is highly effective against microfoam.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-022

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coatings, printing inks and adhesives. Also effective against microfoam.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-037

VOC-free defoamer on the basis of a mineral oil emulsion for aqueous emulsion paints, plasters and adhesives. Contains silicone.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-038

VOC-free defoamer on the basis of mineral oil for aqueous emulsion paints and high gloss emulsion systems. APEO-free. Contains silicone.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-044

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous printing inks and overprint varnishes.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-093

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous wood, architectural and industrial coatings and adhesives. Extremely all-purpose. The finished coating has outstanding long-term stability in cold and hot storage. Easy to incorporate. Suitable for clear coatings, pigmented systems and all common types of application.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-154

Ammonium polyacrylate-based dispersing additive for pigment stabilization in aqueous emulsion paints and emulsion adhesives as well as thinner for water-based drilling fluids. Not available in North America.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-307

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks and adhesive systems, with strong reduction of surface tension. Very good substrate wetting, prevents cratering, and increases surface slip. Solvent-free alternative to BYK-306.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-333

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free, solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems, printing inks and adhesive systems as well as ambient-curing plastic systems. Strong reduction of surface tension.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-346

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, printing inks and overprint varnishes with strong reduction in surface tension resulting in significantly improved substrate wetting. No increase in surface slip. Solution of BYK-345.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-348

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, adhesives, printing inks and overprint varnishes with a considerable reduction in the surface tension and therefore an improvement in the substrate wetting. Does not increase the surface slip. Suitable for systems that do not contain co-solvents.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-349

Silicone surfactant for aqueous coatings, adhesives and maintenance products with a considerable reduction in the surface tension and therefore good substrate wetting. Does not increase the surface slip. Suitable for systems that do not contain co-solvents. All-purpose.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1611

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coatings and adhesives. Preferably used in dispersion systems within a PVC range of 35-70. Cost-effective alternative to mineral oil defoamers.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1617

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous architectural coatings and adhesives. Preferably used in dispersion systems within a PVC range of 60-85. Cost-effective alternative to mineral oil defoamers.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1640

Polymer-based, VOC- and silicone-free defoamer for aqueous coatings, printing inks, adhesives, paper coatings and construction chemicals. Optimum performance at the lowest dosage.
Suitable for applications that come into contact with food.

BYK-1650

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous coating systems, printing inks, and overprint varnishes. Compatible defoamer that can be easily incorporated.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1710

Emissions-free polymer-based defoamer for aqueous, low-emission coatings and adhesives. Silicone-free and mineral oil-free. Very effective in alkyd emulsions and hybrid systems. Complies with guidelines such as, for example, AgBB in Germany and "Le Grenelle Environnement" in France.

BYK-1723

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous architectural coatings, and adhesives. Preferably used in dispersion systems within a PVC range of 60-85. Cost-effective alternative to mineral oil defoamers.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1724

VOC-free silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous emulsion paints, printing inks, overprint varnishes, and emulsion adhesives. Compatible defoamer. All-purpose and easy to incorporate.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1781

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous systems to remove microfoam generated during application.

BYK-1785

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous systems with low to high layer thickness for removing application-related microfoam.

BYK-3455

Fluorine-free, silicone-containing additive for improving substrate wetting and leveling in aqueous systems and solvent-free UV coatings.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-3760

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne, aqueous and UV coating systems as well as printing inks. Strong reduction of the surface tension and increased surface slip with minor foam stabilization.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-4500

Adhesion promoter for aqueous and solvent-borne and systems.

BYK-7420 ES

Liquid rheology additive for aqueous and water-reducible coating systems for improving anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. The additive is also especially suited for manufacturing aqueous pigment concentrates. BYK-7420 ES creates thixotropic flow behavior. Post-addition is possible.


CERAFLOUR 927

Micronized, modified polyethylene wax for improving mechanical properties and for matting aqueous systems.


DISPERBYK-180

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free and aqueous coating systems, printing inks and adhesives for stabilizing inorganic pigments, in particular titanium dioxide.

DISPERBYK-184

Wetting and dispersion additive for aqueous coating systems and for aqueous pigment concentrates which contain resin.

DISPERBYK-187

Additive for increasing the colorant acceptance in aqueous systems.

DISPERBYK-191

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coating systems and adhesives. Suitable for binder-free and binder-containing pigment concentrates. Particularly optimized for emulsion systems.

DISPERBYK-192

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coating systems, printing inks and liquid color masterbatches for thermoplastics and to manufacture pastes for unsaturated polyester resin systems or gel coats. Particularly suitable for producing stable effect pigment dispersions.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-199

VOC-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coatings and adhesives as well as pigment concentrates for stabilizing organic and inorganic pigments.

DISPERBYK-2015

VOC- and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for aqueous coatings, printing inks and adhesives. For binder-free pigment concentrates.


NANOBYK-3603

VOC-free inorganic additive on the basis of aluminum oxide nanoparticles for aqueous architectural, industrial, wood and furniture coatings, and car polishes to improve scratch resistance.


OPTIFLO-H 3300 VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a slightly pseudoplastic flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-H 7625 VF

VOC-, APEO- and tin-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate highly pseudoplastic flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-L 1400

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a Newtonian flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-T 1000

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate a Newtonian flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-T 1010

VOC-free associative thickener (HEUR) for aqueous systems to generate Newtonian flow behavior.

OPTIFLO-TVS VF

VOC-free associative thickener (HEAT) for aqueous systems to generate a highly pseudoplastic flow behavior.


OPTIGEL-CK

Rheology additive based on an activated phyllosilicate for aqueous systems to generate thixotropic flow behaviour.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
OPTIGEL-W 724

Rheology additive based on an activated phyllosilicate for aqueous systems to generate thixotropic flow behaviour.

OPTIGEL-WX

Rheology additive based on an activated phyllosilicate for aqueous systems and mineral pre-mix mortars to generate thixotropic flow behaviour.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.