BYK Additives & Instruments

Additives for Industrial Coatings: Solvent-borne

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. 

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-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-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-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-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-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-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-361 N

Polyacrylate-based surface additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, for UV-reactive printing inks and overprint varnishes as well as powder coatings. Improves leveling and prevents craters. Also suitable for ambient curing plastic systems. Solvent-free version of BYK-358 N.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-378

Solvent-free silicone surface additive for water-borne, solvent-borne, and solvent-free systems that increases surface slip and significantly reduces the surface tension at low doses. Low foam stabilization.

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-399

Silicone-free surface additive for solvent-borne coatings to improve the leveling and for a moderate reduction in surface tension. Has a defoaming effect at higher doses.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-430

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

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-1791

Aromatic-free, polymer-based defoamer (silicone-free) for radiation-curing systems (wood and industrial coatings, printing inks and adhesives) that has a spontaneous defoaming effect as well as high transparency and low cratering tendency.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-1798

Silicone-containing defoamer for aqueous and radiation-curable systems.

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-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-4510

Adhesion promoter for solvent-borne and aqueous systems on metallic substrates and glass.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
BYK-4512

Adhesion promoter for solvent-borne systems applied to metal substrates.

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-9076

Solvent-free wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings, adhesives, PVC plastisols, ambient curing resin systems, and for the production of color masterbatches for thermoplastics. Particularly recommended for carbon black pigments. Prevents separation and improves the fiber wetting in SMC/BMC formulations.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

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-D 410

Liquid rheology additive for medium-polarity solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems as well as 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-ES 80

Conductivity additive for solvent-borne, electrostatically-sprayed coating systems for increasing electrical conductivity.


BYK-SILCLEAN 3700

Silicone-containing surface additive for solvent-borne coating systems to improve the easy-to-clean effect. Hydroxy-functional. Permanent effect after cross-linking.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

BYK-UV 3505

Crosslinkable surface additive for radiation curable systems for improving substrate wetting, scratch resistance, and easy-to-clean properties.

BYK-UV 3535

Crosslinkable surface additive for radiation curable systems for improving leveling and recoatability.


CERAFAK 100

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container.

CERAFAK 106

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems, especially for automotive coatings. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container.

CERAFAK 110

Wax dispersion on the basis of an EVA copolymer wax for solvent-borne effect coating systems, especially for automotive coating. Improves the orientation of effect pigments and reduces settling in the container. Aromatic-free variant of CERAFAK 106.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

CERAFLOUR 913

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve very fine surface textures. Provides a soft feel effect and matting properties.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 914

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve fine surface textures.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 915

Micronized polypropylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve medium surface textures.

CERAFLOUR 916

Micronized, modified HDPE wax/polymer mixture for solvent-borne and aqueous systems, to achieve medium to coarse surface textures.

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 925

Finely micronized wax additive for aqueous and solvent-borne systems for increasing slip with simultaneous improvement of scratch resistance.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 929

Micronized, modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne and aqueous coating systems for improving surface protection and for matting.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
CERAFLOUR 950

Micronized wax based on modified HDPE for solvent-borne and solvent-free coatings and printing inks as well as powder coatings to improve the scratch resistance, soft-feel effect and matting. The additive is particularly suitable for radiation-curable formulations.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
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 988

Micronized, amide-modified polyethylene wax for solvent-borne and solvent-free coating systems to improve the surface properties.

CERAFLOUR 996

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

CERAFLOUR 1000

Biodegradable, micronized polymer with wax-like properties based on renewable raw materials for aqueous, solvent-borne and solvent-free systems for matting and improving surface protection and haptics (soft feel effect). Good matting, especially also in radiation curable systems.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

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.


CERATIX 8461

Wax dispersion based on an EVA copolymer for solvent-borne effect coating systems to improve the orientation of effect pigments. It reduces settling of the effect pigments in the circulation pipe and in the container.

CERATIX 8466

Aromatic-free wax dispersion based on an EVA copolymer for solvent-borne effect coating systems to improve the orientation of effect pigments. It reduces settling of the effect pigments in the circulation pipe and in the container.


DISPERBYK-103

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne matting agent pastes.

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-111

Solvent-free 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-118

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne systems to stabilize acidic, neutral and basic titanium dioxides, colorful inorganic pigments, transparent iron oxides, fillers and effect pigments.

DISPERBYK-142

High molecular weight wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and pigment concentrates. Particularly suitable for stabilizing pigments in epoxy resins.

DISPERBYK-168

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne and solvent-free radiation-curable coatings, printing inks and adhesives.

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-2008

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-free UV coatings and high-solid systems to improve matting using silica-based matting agents.

DISPERBYK-2022

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne industrial coatings and binder-free and binder-containing pigment concentrates with a broad compatibility. Outstanding adhesion when applied directly to metal.

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 
DISPERBYK-2055

100 % wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne, solvent-free, and aqueous cost-sensitive formulations.

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.

DISPERBYK-2164

Wetting and dispersing additive for solvent-borne coatings and pigment concentrates. Cost-effective alternative to DISPERBYK-164 and DISPERBYK-167.


GARAMITE-1958

Powdered rheology additive based on organophilic phyllosilicates for solvent-borne and solvent-free systems to increase the storage stability and sag resistance.

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. 
GARAMITE-7305

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

Compliant with FDA and/or EU food contact regulations. 

NANOBYK-3605

Nanoparticle dispersion to improve the scratch and abrasion resistance of solvent-free and solvent-borne radiation curable systems.

NANOBYK-3650

Nanoparticle dispersion (surface-treated silica) to improve the scratch resistance of solvent-borne coatings which are used as automotive coatings, industrial coatings or wood and furniture coatings.

NANOBYK-3652

Nanoparticle dispersion (surface-treated silica) to improve the scratch resistance of solvent-borne clear coatings which are used as automotive coatings, industrial coatings or wood and furniture coatings.