BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Architectural Coatings: Solvent-borne

ANTI-TERRA-203

Controlled flocculating wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne medium-polar to non-polar thick layer systems and primers to prevent fillers and inorganic pigments from settling and to gel bentonites.  ANTI-TERRA-203 is not available in North America. Instead use ANTI-TERRA-202, which uses different solvents.

ANTI-TERRA-204

Controlled flocculating wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne medium-polar to non-polar thick layer systems and primers to prevent fillers and inorganic pigments from settling and to gel bentonites.

ANTI-TERRA-U

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne industrial and architectural coatings to stabilize inorganic pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
ANTI-TERRA-U 100

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne industrial and architectural coatings to stabilize inorganic pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-052 N

Silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems. Standard defoamer for many different applications.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-054

Silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems, particularly polyurethane, epoxy coatings.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-065

Silicone defoamer for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.

BYK-066 N

Silicone defoamer for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, and ambient curing plastic systems on the basis of epoxy resin and polyurethane. Standard silicone defoamer for all solvent-borne systems. Good balance between effectiveness and compatibility.

BYK-067 A

Silicone defoamer for solvent-free and solvent-borne printing inks and overprint varnishes as well as adhesives, sealants, and ambient curing plastic systems. Solvent-free version of BYK-066 N. Odorless.

BYK-088

Defoamer based on silicones and polymers for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings, printing inks, ambient curing plastic systems as well as adhesives and sealants. Aromatic-free.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-141

Silicone defoamer for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems as well as ambient curing plastic systems on polyurethane basis.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-220 S

Wetting and dispersing additive for ambient-curing plastic systems and solvent-borne coatings to achieve pigment stabilization and to reduce flooding/floating. Contains silicone.

BYK-306

Silicone-containing surface additive for ambient-curing plastic systems and solvent-borne coating systems with a strong reduction of surface tension. Excellent substrate wetting, prevents cratering and increases surface slip.

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-310

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne coating systems, printing inks, adhesive systems and ambient-curing plastic systems with a strong reduction in the surface tension. Thermostable up to 210 °C.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-315 N

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne coating systems, in particular automotive coatings. Slight reduction in the surface tension and slight increase in surface slip. No blushing after water immersion test.

BYK-315 N replaces BYK-315.

BYK-320

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne coating systems with a slight reduction of surface tension and slight increase of surface slip. Good leveling with defoaming properties; also recommended for ambient curing plastic systems.

BYK-323

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne coating systems with a slight reduction of surface tension and slight increase of surface slip. Thermostable up to 250 °C. Good leveling with defoaming properties.

BYK-331

Silicone surface additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free, and aqueous coatings and printing inks with a medium reduction of surface tension and a medium increase of slip.

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-354

Polyacrylate-based surface additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for UV-curing printing inks and overprint varnishes and ambient curing plastic systems. Standard leveling additive with a deaerating effect.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-356

Polyacrylate-based surface additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and powder coatings to improve leveling.
Solvent-free version of BYK-355.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-358 N

Surface additive on polyacrylate-basis for solvent-borne coating systems and printing inks. Standard leveling additive. No turbidity in clear coats and no haze in pigmented systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-392

Surface additive on polyacrylate basis for solvent-borne baking systems. Promotes leveling, has a spontaneous defoaming effect (particularly for microfoam), and is effective for very short baking times. Suitable for roller application, conventional spraying application, and airless/airmix applications.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-431

Liquid rheology additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free non-polar systems to improve anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. The additive is particularly suitable for thick layer systems due to its pseudoplastic flow behavior.

BYK-1752

Silicone-free defoamer on polymer-basis for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1794

Emission-free and silicone-free polymeric defoamer for solvent-borne, solvent-free, high solids, and UV systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-3550

Substrate wetting agent and leveling agent based on a silicone acrylate copolymer for solvent-borne coating systems. Strong reduction of the surface tension combined with very good recoatability.

BYK-7410 ET

Liquid rheology additive for medium-polarity solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems as well as PVC plastisols and ambient-curing resin systems. The additive creates highly thixotropic flow behavior and consequently improves the anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. Post-addition is possible.

BYK-7411 ES

Liquid rheology additive for low-polarity solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems to improve anti-sagging and anti-settling properties. The additive creates highly thixotropic flow behavior. Post-addition is possible.


BYK-A 530

Silicone and polymer-containing defoamer/air release additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for plastic systems (ambient-curing and pultrusion applications), adhesives and sealants. Particularly recommended for epoxy resin systems.


BYK-P 104

Controlled flocculating wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne, medium-polarity to high-polarity coatings to prevent the flooding/floating of titanium dioxide in combination with colored pigments.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

CERAFAK 117

Wax dispersion to improve the water repellency of solvent-borne coating systems


CERAFLOUR 920

Micronized organic polymer for solvent-borne and aqueous coatings and printing inks for matting. In UV-curable powder coatings it improves surface hardness and has a matting effect.

CERAFLOUR 970

Micronized polypropylene-based wax for solvent-borne coating systems and powder coatings to improve anti-slip properties and for matting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 991

Micronized polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coating systems and powder coatings for improving surface properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 996

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coatings and powder coatings to improve surface properties.

CERAFLOUR 998

Micronized, PTFE-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne coatings and powder coatings to improve the surface properties.


CERAMAT 258

Wax dispersion based on an oxidized HDPE wax for solvent-borne coatings to improve the scratch resistance, for matting and to generate a soft-feel effect.


DISPERBYK-108

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and printing inks as well as pigment concentrates. Solvent-free version of DISPERBYK-107.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-110

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and printing inks for stabilizing inorganic pigments, in particular titanium dioxide. Strong reduction of millbase viscosity.

DISPERBYK-115

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne industrial coatings, architectural coatings and pigment concentrates for pigment stabilization.

DISPERBYK-145

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-free and solvent-borne coatings. Particularly suitable for stabilizing pigments in non-polar systems (alkyds, acrylates, TPA and epoxides).

DISPERBYK-161

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne automotive and industrial coatings and pigment concentrates. Particularly suitable for stabilizing carbon blacks with a fine particle size as well as organic pigments, especially in two-pack PU and baking systems. Outstanding reduction of millbase viscosity.

DISPERBYK-163

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and pigment concentrates. Stabilizes pigments of all types. Broad compatibility for all-purpose solvent-borne pigment concentrates on the basis of aldehyde and acrylate grinding resins.

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-2152

Emission-free, hyperbranched wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-free epoxy systems and other reactive systems; conforms to the German AgBB.

DISPERBYK-2155

VOC and solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems, floor coatings, and printing inks. Particularly recommended for the manufacture of pigment concentrates with broad compatibility. The 100 % active substance makes it particularly suitable for high-solid and solvent-free systems.


GARAMITE-7303

Powdered rheology additive for non-polar to medium-polar solvent-borne and solvent-free systems to increase the storage stability and sag resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations.